December 7 2018
New Zealand Wine writer Raymond Chan published his Raymond Chan Wine Reviews website on 'Winery of the Year 2018'. Elephant Hill is humbled to be
runner-up for 'Winery of the Year 2018'.
According to Raymond Chan, "The ‘Winery of the Year’ award is my way of recognising the best performing wine producer who has submitted wines to Raymond Chan Wine Reviews for independent assessment in ‘Feature Reviews’ over the year. The criteria for the award are based on the qualities and significance of the wines in terms of excellence as seen in my descriptions and ratings, as well as how the wines have appealed to me on a subjective and hedonistic level as a wine enthusiast and consumer. In addition, the award can take into account innovation and style, and the progress the producer has made in making fine New Zealand wine, as well as the setting of standards for this country’s industry".
"Elephant Hill’s icon 2014 Hieronymous Blended Red scored a perfect 20.0/20, and this was followed very closely by the 2014 Airavata Syrah and 2016 Salomé Chardonnay. The new ‘Earth’, ‘Stones’ and ‘Sea’ range sitting above the already outstanding ‘Reserve’ wines just adds further depth to Elephant Hill’s portfolio." said Raymond Chan.
Raymond Chan also selected 25 wines to be the TOP WINES OF 2018 and Elephant Hill's 2016 Salomé Chardonnay (scored 19.5+/20) and 2014 Hieronymus (scored 20/20) were both featured on the list.
To read the full 'Winery of the Year 2018' article, click here.
To see our full accolades list, click here.
For further information, please contact:
Kalos Chan, Marketing and Communication Executive, Elephant Hill
Tel: +64 6 872 6066