It was another year of changes at the Six Nations Wine Challenge, with Canada entering for the first time, and two new faces at the judging tables. They were Canadian judge Christopher Waters and our new USA representative, Jon Bonné. Both fitted into the competition seamlessly, and both achieved plenty of success with their wine selections.
Huon Hooke

2016 Chairman:
Huon Hooke – Australia

Nation of Show:
New Zealand

Wine of Show:
USA – Roederer Estate L’Ermitage Brut Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2007

Red Wine of Show:
New Zealand – Akarua Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2014

White Wine of Show:
USA – Anthony Road Dry Riesling 2014

2016 Wine of Show

Roederer Estate
L’Ermitage Brut Chardonnay, Pinot Noir 2007

Winemaker: Arnaud Weyrich
Region: Anderson Valley, CA, USA

Roederer Estate Brut is the first California sparkling wine to be produced by Champagne Louis Roederer, further building upon a 200-year tradition of fine winemaking from this family owned company. Roederer’s unique winemaking style is based on two elements: complete ownership of its vineyards and the addition of oak-aged reserve wines to each year’s blend or cuvée.

Six Nations Results History

To view past Six Nations Wine Challenge results including Nation of Show, Wine of Show and each class’ winners click on a year below.