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Alpha Domus managing director Paul Ham

Alpha Domus is celebrating 25 years with a hot run of award wins, taking out a gold for the 2013 AD The Aviator at the prestigious Six Nations Wine Challenge.

The family owned single estate winery in Bridge Pa received a gold in the Bourdeaux Blends class, helping New Zealand to win the class and the title of nation of the show.

New Zealand’s 100 competing wines for the Six Nations Challenge were selected by Bob Campbell MW, taking on 500 wines from Argentina, Australia, Chile, South Africa and the United States.

“It’s great to be one of the wineries representing New Zealand and helping the country win the title of “Nation of the Show” for the second consecutive year.

The Six Nations Wine Challenge is the only wine show in the worldwhere the wines are entered by exclusive invitation from the judges.

The objective of the Six Nations Show is to discover New World champions and each of the six international judges, one from each of the participating countries, selects 100 wines across the 17 Classes as what they regard as the best in their country.

Alpha Domus managing director Paul Ham said they were very happy with the latest win following on from last year’s double gold in the Shiraz Class, for the 2013 The Barnstormer Syrah.

“It’s great that we can back up last year’s double gold with a gold for the 2013 The Aviator, which is a superb wine.

Over the last three months Alpha Domus has also picked up a pure gold at Bragato for the 2013 The Aviator and Silver Outstanding and Silver at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) for the 2013 The Navigator.

“We’re very happy with all the recent accolades, adding to our award collection over the last 25 years.”

Mr Ham says the ongoing success of Alpha Domus can be attributed to the continued development of its Bridge Pa property.

“We are well established within the Bridge Pa Triangle and the last few years have produced some stunning wines,” he said.

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