Updated: May 10, 2019
Ake Ake Vineyard’s Organic Rose 2018 has won a Gold medal at the New Zealand Organic Wine Show. Grown, made and bottled at their boutique organic vineyard in Kerikeri. The Ake Ake Rose is a delicious wine that has been a big seller throughout the summer, and now the experts have confirmed what the locals already knew.
Ake Ake also won a Silver medal for their Ake Ake Chambourcin Preservative Free Organic 2017. This red wine is very rare in having no sulphur added, so is perfect for those who may have reaction to the sulphur in wine. The fact that this wine won a silver medal among wines with added sulphur is very encouraging to vintners John Clarke and Pietro Aloisi, who endeavor to make wines as naturally as possible.
The team at Ake Ake Vineyard are very happy at the moment, because as well as winning these medals, they had just finished tasting the young wine in barrels and tanks from the 2019 vintage which is looking like one of Northland's best years for wine.