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Four Awards in Asia Won by Nelson Winery

From Radio New Zealand:

Richmond Plains of Nelson won two golds and two silver medals in the Hong Kong competition’s new organic and biodynamic wine section, including for a Blanc de Noir, which is a rare white wine style made from Pinot Noir grapes.

Richmond Plains exports wine to 10 countries. It was the first vineyard in New Zealand to gain both organic and biodynamic certification in 2008.

Owner Lars Jensen says Asia is an important new market for the winery, which has seen sales suffer recently because of a global oversupply of grapes and wine.

He said it’s a case of ”export” or die” and the need to target a growing market rather than a mature one like Britain.