Glass Bottle National Champion Black 

New Zealand Young Winemaker Competition

This was the second year of the competition for talented young NZ winemakers, under 30 years old.

Congratulations to Alex Roper from Mission Estate, who became the Hawke’s Bay Tonnellerie de Mercurey Young Winemaker of the Year 2016. Alex also came second in the National Final during the Romeo Bragato conference on 23-25 August 2016. Well done Alex! Congratulations also to Tom Hindmarsh from Dry River in Martinborough, who came second and also went through to compete in the National Final. And congratulations to Brad Frederickson from Hawke’s Bay Wine Company, who came third in the regional competition.

A huge thank you to our 2016 regional sponsors – see you all next year!


 2016 Young Winemaker Sponsors3

Hawke's Bay Winegrowers Association Inc.

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Phone: +64 (6) 876 3418


Paritua Vineyards
2112 Maraekakaho Road

Postal address:

PO Box 1174
Hastings 4156
Hawke's Bay