Tohu Wines had something to celebrate with on Saturday night when it was awarded the trophy for the best sparkling wine at the prestigious Air New Zealand Wine Awards for its Tohu Rewa Reserve Marlborough Blanc de Blanc 2011. When accepting the award, assistant winemaker Anna McCarty praised the efforts of the whole team “Producing Rewa is always a team effort, from the aroha in the vineyard to the incredible talent of winemaker Bruce Taylor.”

Anna acknowledged that she would be celebrating with other wineries that are also members of the Methode Marlborough group. “This is the second year in a row that a winery from Methode Marlborough has taken home the Sparkling Trophy – certainly something worth celebrating.”

Tohu Wines also picked up a Pure Elite Gold for its Tohu Mugwi Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013, and a Pure Gold medal for Tohu Raiha Limited Release Noble Riesling 2013.

“Our wines are having a great run in the medals tally with our entire reserve range having recently been awarded gold medals. We have also just been awarded seven gold medals at the Sydney International Wine Competition, with six in the Top 100” commented Kono Beverages CEO, Mike Brown.

As an extra bonus at the awards evening, a photo of Tohu Rewa Blanc de Blanc and Kiwa Oysters (a soon to be launched Kono product) took out the competition for best photograph, winning the team four return airfares courtesy of Air New Zealand.