June 2010
Regional Wine Dinner – Melbourne
Ra Nui and acclaimed Marlborough Chef Chris Gibb’s were invited to Australia in June to match New Zealand food with New Zealand wine. The event took place on an upper level of the Crown Casino in Melbourne’s Southbank area. An exclusive group of Melbourne Food and Wine lovers enjoyed the best of New Zealand along with Australian Regional food and wine from Tyrrell’s of the Hunter Valley and Chalice Bridge of Western Australia’s Margaret River. A superb evening of superb food, great wine and good company.

June 2010
Wine Spectator USA – review
Ra Nui Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009 review;
“Bright and appealing for its jazzy green apple and flint overtones, lingering easily. Drink now.” Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator.
In addition our Ra Nui Sauvignon Blanc 2009 received a Silver Medal at the International Wine Challenge in London.

January 2010
Blue-Gold and Top 100
Ra Nui Marlborough Pinot Gris 2009 was awarded both a Blue Gold and Top 100 Award at the Sydney International Wine Competition 2010. This wine competition is unique in selecting the best wines that are then matched with appropriate food for the wine style.
The food match for the medium bodied white wines was Schnapper Pie with Aioli and Salmon Caviar…Yum!!

July 2009
Double-Gold and Trophy!!
At America’s largest and most prestigious wine competition, the San Francisco International Wine Competition 2009, Ra Nui has been awarded both a Double-Gold and Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc. All wines are blind tasted, on a consensual basis, ensuring rigor and integrity in what is Americas oldest and most influential wine competition. See www.sfwinecomp.com Ra Nui Marlborough 2008 Sauvignon Blanc.

November 2008
Kauri Cliffs Lodge
The exclusive Bay of Islands lodge Kauri Cliffs has chosen the Ra Nui Marlborough Pinot Noir 2007 as their house NZ Pinot Noir. Sommelier Jean-Yves advised that “the Ra Nui Pinot Noir offers true Burgundian type style with the brightness and clean fruit that is expressive of top New Zealand Pinot Noir”. Set on 6,000 acres in the spectacular Bay of Islands, the Lodge offers a panorama over the Pacific Ocean, pallatial accommodation in cottages and suites, and a Championship designed Golf Course played alongside cliffs that plunge down to the sea (Don’t lose you ball!!) See www.kauricliffs.com

April 2008
United Airlines – First Class…!!
Giant American Airline – United - has chosen Ra Nui Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to grace their wine list in First Class Cabins. In a first for United, an Airline Spokesman advised that “Marlborough is producing the finest Sauvignon in the New World” and after an exhaustive tasting of NZ wines - Ra Nui Sauvignon Blanc was chosen as the only NZ wine to be served on United Airlines First Class service…

June 2007
Qantas is Flying High!
Next time that you are flying between Australia and New Zealand you will be able to sample our Ra Nui Sauvignon Blanc. Qantas generally prefers to serve Australian wine (of course) but recognises that the Sauvignon Blanc coming out of Marlborough is the best in the World. Qantas is particularly fussy on what they will serve on their Business and First class – so we are stoked. "Cheers Qantas passengers – enjoy!!"

March 2007
Ra Nui Sauvignon Blanc 2006
has won TOP 100 status and a Blue-Gold Award at the 2007 Sydney International Wine Competition.
The Sydney International Wine Competition is unlike any other major international competition because the top wines from an initial judging process are then judged against appropriate food for the wine style. Wines that succeed with the food tend to be harmonious, better balanced wines. Only wines that succeed with the food can achieve a Blue-Gold Award.
The added distinction of Top 100 status implies that the
Ra Nui Sauvignon Blanc 2006
was one of the 100 highest pointed wines of the competition when judged alongside the food.

The food match for the Sauvignon Blanc class was
Goat Cheese Tartlets with Speck and Spinach

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