Two wins in a row for Waiheke winemaker
Patrick Newton (pictured) of Mudbrick Winery (tastings) was voted Young Winemaker of the Year at the Canterbury A&P Show. He was the first ever Young Winemaker of the Year when he won the accolade in 2014.
There were five other finalists this year: Lauren Swift from Ash Ridge Wines (Hawke’s Bay – tastings), Heinrich Storm from Goldie Wines (Waiheke Island – tastings), Daniel Struckman from Batch Winery (Waiheke Island – tastings), Simon Clark from Clark Estate (Marlborough – tastings) and Chloe Parkinson from Cable Bay Vineyard (Waiheke Island – tastings).
The applicant for the award must be under 35 and need to submit a biography and a short essay on the submitted wines.