A small New Zealand winery has been recognised for producing the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world under $20.

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2011 by Marisco Vineyards in the Waihopai Valley was crowned the Best in Show Sauvignon Blanc Under £10 at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London.

It was the only Kiwi wine to win one of the 28 trophies up for grabs.

Marisco Vineyards chief winemaker Brent Marris said the win over 500 other contenders reinforced the quality of Sav being produced in the Marlborough.


The Decanter World Wine Awards received more than14,000 entries and were judged by 200 international wine experts.

Marisco Vineyards was also awarded NZ Winery of the Year at the IWC in October 2011.

- herald.co.nz