MATT THOMSON WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR
Matt Thomson, the co-owner and winemaker of Delta Wines, has won the highly coveted White Wine Maker of the Year at the 2008 International Wine Challenge awards in London. The International Wine Challenge judges almost 10,000 wines a year, so the competition for this award is particularly fierce. In order to be shortlisted for the award, all the wines entered need to do consistently well in the Challenge. The 2007 Delta Sauvignon Blanc won a gold medal in this competition, so was a key part of Matt’s success.
As well as being co-owner of Delta, Matt is also a consultant winemaker to others in Marlborough (including Saint Clair), and in Italy and France.