Congratulations to one of our favourite wine brands - Whitehaven Wines from Marlborough, which has won a bunch of gold and double gold medals at the 2020 Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards.
“This is the largest number of awards we have received from the Sakura competition. We are keenly waiting to see if either of our Double Gold medal wines receives a Diamond trophy - that would make the outcome a truly fantastic result," says Sue White, co founder of Whitehaven, who is thrilled with the result.
Double gold medals were awarded to two whites from this iconic winery - the 2018 Whitehaven Pinot Gris and 2019 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc both scored double gold.
The winery also won three gold medals for its 2019 Greg Sauvignon Blanc, the 2019 Whitehaven Rosé and the 2016 Whitehaven Pinot Noir.
Over 4000 wines were assessed blind in the 2020 Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards, which were judged on 28 and 29 January 2020 by 560 Japanese female judges. All are active wine experts who work in the industry.
"We're keeping our fingers crossed for even more awards when the trophies are announced next week on Thursday 20 February."