Alexandra’s McArthur Ridge’s “Southern Tor” pinot noir takes home another coveted award.
New Zealand is full of small, little known wineries making incredible wines, but lack the international recognition they richly deserve due to not putting their wines up to be judged internationally. It can be intimidating to put your wine into a huge overseas show for fear it will fall short against the “best of the rest”.
Alexandra’s McArthur Ridge dared to show the world what their wee winery at the end of the world could do and were richly rewarded with their Southern Tor 2020 pinot noir scoring 96 points at the Decanter World Wine Awards and two trophies at the International Wine Challenge in London. Then in December 2022 Southern Tor once again won gold at the New Zealand International Wine Show making it the most awarded New Zealand pinot noir of 2022.