An independently owned Māori winery in Marlborough says winning a gold medal for its 2020 pinot noir rosé in the International Wine & Spirits Competition in the UK was "quite a surprise".
Te Pā Wines was the only New Zealand winery in the competition to be awarded a gold medal, and one of just three rosés internationally to earn one.
Te Pā's founder and owner Haysley MacDonald told Rural Today there's been a bit of a resurgence for rosé wines in recent years.
"Rosé was once the ladies' afternoon tipple but it's now becoming quite in vogue for men and women to pick up and have it as an everyday wine."
Listen to the full interview with MacDonald.
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