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Our wines reflect our dedication to produce classical, aromatic white wines and world class reds.

Awards

Latest recognition

 
2014 Elephant Hill Hieronymus

20/20 points, 5 stars

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

96 points

Bob Campbell MW

97 points, 5 stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

5 stars

Michael Cooper

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2016 Elephant Hill Salomé

97 points

Bob Campbell MW

19.5+/20 points, 5 stars

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

96 points, 5 stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

5 stars

Michael Cooper

93 points

Joe Czerwinski

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2015 Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay

Best in Show, 97points

Decanter World Wine Awards 2018

Master Medal

Drinks Business Asian Chardonnay Masters 2017

19/20 points

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

95 points

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, NZ

94 points

Bob Campbell

5 stars

Michael Cooper

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News

21 August 2018

Hawke's Bay Wine Auction 2018
Block out 10th November 2018 because Hawke's Bay Wine Auction is back in town! We have something terribly good to offer for this year's auction and you don't want to miss. General Admission is only $50 which includes. View more

17 July 2018

The Most Grammable Restaurants In New Zealand
We are truly blessed to be in the "fruit bowl of New Zealand" where some of the greatest produce is just next door! View more

11 June 2018

Top New Zealand Wineries 2018 & Certificate of Excellence, The Real Review
Elephant Hill ranked no. 9 in the Top Wineries of New Zealand 2018 and received Certificate of Excellence from The Real Review. View more

1 June 2018

2015 Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay awarded Best in Show at Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
The largest and one of the most influential wine competitions in the world, Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 (DWWA), has awarded Elephant Hill 2015 Reserve Chardonnay Best in Show and 97 points. According to Decanter, the competition is judged by some of the top wine experts from around the world and is trusted internationally for its rigorous judging process.

Elephant Hill winemaker Steve Skinner commented: “Our ethos quite simply is to produce the best possible wines that express their vineyard, variety and vintage. Over our ten year history, we have carefully watched how our vineyards perform and mapped out the various blocks and varieties. Te Awanga is an excellent sub-region for growing Chardonnay. Clay soils and a reliable sea-breeze from the nearby Pacific Ocean further enhance the expression of our coastal vineyard. 2015 was a very strong vintage: a warm season, with below-average rainfall, which allowed us to take multiple hand-picks of Chardonnay from our 4 Te Awanga sub-blocks. The 2015 Reserve is predominantly blended from Clone 15, which is used for its citrus flavours and lively acidity. The remainder of the blend is Clone 95, which contributes tropical fruit flavours and richness. These two clones were picked over 7 dates in early-to-mid March.”

The Best in Show is the ultimate accolade at the Decanter World Wine Awards. In a separate tasting, the four Co-Chairs select the ‘Best in Show’ from the Platinum winners. 2015 Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay was one of three New Zealand wines awarded Best in Show.

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For further information, please contact:
Kalos Chan, Marketing and Communication Executive, Elephant Hill
kalos@elephanthill.co.nz
Tel: +64 6 872 6066 View more

20 February 2018

Press Release: Elephant Hill partners with Elephant Family
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