AWARDS

 

2012 Reserve Syrah

Gold Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Gold 6 NAtions Wine Challenge

5 Stars Michael Cooper

2012 Viognier

Trophy Royal Easter Show 2013

2010 Reserve Syrah
Elite Gold and trophy
Champion Syrah Air New Zealand wine awards 2012
Gold 5 Nations wine awards
Gold upper north island wine awards
PAssage Rock Viognier 2011
Silver upper north island wine awards
Silver international wine awards 2012


Passage Rock Cabernet Merlot 2010 Reserve - New Zealand international wine show 2011
"David Evans' Passage Rock is a star among the Waiheke labels, with show stopping success. Decadence marks the Passage Rock Viognier 2010, while reserve and restrained richness is the hallmark of the Passage Rock ‘Reserve' Cabernet 2008. While the Passage Rock Syrah 2009 delivered all the black fruits, pepper and spices you could ever need, the Passage Rock Reserve Syrah 2010 went another step up in richness and sweetness. The Passage Rock Reserve Syrah 2008 went up yet another step again in dimension and opulence. Sensational stuff.

 Raymond Chan

Gold & Trophy awarded for the Viognier 2010  in Autralasian Winestate Magazine Awards 2011- Air NZ Pure Silver 2011

Gold & Trophy won for the Reserve Syrah 2008 at the IWC 2010 in London.

IN 2009 PASSAGE ROCK WINES HAS ACHIEVED 'THE' CLASSIC STATUS (MICHAEL COOPER) BY SCORING 5 STARS WITH BOTH THE SYRAH '08 & RESERVE SYRAH '08 WINES

2009 AIR NZ WINE AWARDS
GOLD MEDAL FOR RESERVE SYRAH '08

SILVER MEDAL SYRAH 2008

SILVER MEDAL SISTERS 2008
2009 TRI NATIONS CHALLANGE
DOUBLE GOLD FOR RESERVE SYRAH '07

2007 ROMEO BRAGATTO WINE AWARDS
ALAN LIMMER TROPHY, Best New Zealand Syrah
PASSAGE ROCK 2006 Reserve Syrah, Gold medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2006 Syrah, Silver medal

2006 THE ROYAL EASTER SHOW
PASSAGE ROCK 2005 Syrah, Silver medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2005 Reserve Syrah, Gold medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2004 Syrah, Gold medal

2006 AIR NEW ZEALAND WINE AWARDS
PASSAGE ROCK 2003 Syrah, Gold medal and Trophy
PASSAGE ROCK 2005 Reserve Syrah, Gold medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2005 Reserve Cabernet Merlot, Bronze medal

2006 LIQUORLAND TOP 100
PASSAGE ROCK 2005 Reserve Syrah, Gold medal

2006 NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL WINESHOW
PASSAGE ROCK 2005 Syrah, Silver medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2005 Reserve Syrah, Bronze medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2004 Forte, Bronze medal

2006 BRAGATO WINE AWARDS
PASSAGE ROCK 2005 Reserve Syrah, Gold medal

2005 BRAGATO WINE AWARDS
PASSAGE ROCK 2004 Forte, Bronze medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2004 Syrah, Bronze medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2004 Sisters, Silver medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2004 Merlot, Bronze medal

2005 NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL WINESHOW
PASSAGE ROCK 2004 Sisters, Bronze medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2004 Syrah, Bronze medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2004 Forte, Silver medal

2005 LIQUORLAND TOP 100
PASSAGE ROCK 2004 Sisters, Bronze medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2002 Forte, Bronze medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2004 Forte, Bronze medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2004 Syrah, Bronze medal

2004 LIQUORLAND TOP 100
PASSAGE ROCK 2004 Viognier, Bronze medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2003 Syrah, Bronze medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2003 Sisters, Bronze medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2003 Merlot, Bronze medal

AIR NEW ZEALAND MAGAZINE - TOP 10 Waiheke Wines
Passage Rock 2003 Syrah
Passage Rock 2004 Viognier

2003 AIR NEW ZEALAND WINE AWARDS
PASSAGE ROCK 2002 Forte, Bronze medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2002 Merlot, Bronze medal
PASSAGE ROCK 2003 Nelson Riesling, bronze medal

2003 LIQUORLAND TOP 100
PASSAGE ROCK 2002 Merlot, Bronze medal

WINE ORBIT MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER ISSUE 07

PASSAGE ROCK Forte 2004

5 stars 93 points

"A lovely perfumed nose, showing super-ripe plums and cherrys with toasty oak. The palate is packed with sweet dried fruit and a succulent texture with firm tannins providing excellent structure to the expansive mid palate".

 

Accolades + Reviews

 

Passage Rock Reserve Syrah 2007 93/100 Robert Parkers Wine Advocate

PASSAGE ROCK RESERVE SYRAH 2006
96 points 5 stars

This wine is absolutely stunning it is so well balanced and harmonious and it just got better in the glass over time...

WINE ORBIT MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER ISSUE 07

5 stars

"Two of our panelists gave this wine an incredible 19 points, big black and beautiful exclaimed one of the panelists"

WINESTATE MAGAZINE
Upper-North Island wine tasting

93 points Bob Campbell AUSTRAILIAN GOURMET WINE TRAVELLER WINE November issue

2005 PASSAGE ROCK RESERVE CABERNET MERLOT 2005
5 Stars 93 Points

"A  well structured wine needing food to bring out its best already delicious but will develop magnificently"

WINE ORBIT MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER ISSUE 07

5 stars
WINESTATE MAGAZINE
Upper-North Island wine tasting

88 points Bob Campbell AUSTRAILIAN GOURMET WINE TRAVELLER WINE
PASSAGE ROCK SYRAH 2006
5 stars
WINESTATE MAGAZINE
Upper-North Island wine tasting
5 Stars 94 Points

"This is a lush plus wine. Decadently ripe fruit charachters with a generous amount of sweet oak. An incredibly attractive and immensley drinkable wine ."

WINE ORBIT MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER ISSUE 07

PASSAGE ROCK  RESERVE MERLOT 2006
89 points Bob Campbell AUSTRAILIAN GOURMET WINE TRAVELLER WINE
90 points 4 1/2 stars

"A young hero showing plenty of enthusiasm and character, the luscious palate displays full impact of ripe fruits, fleshy texture and firm tannins"

WINE ORBIT MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER ISSUE 07


PASSAGE ROCK 2005 SISTERS
 85 points Bob Campbell AUSTRAILIAN GOURMET WINE TRAVELLER WINE
88 points 4 stars

"This Bordeaux shows beautifully developed complex characters of dried fruits , leathergame and fragrant spicy oak"

WINE ORBIT MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER ISSUE 07

PASSAGE ROCK RESERVE SYRAH 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVIEWS

 

“Which Waiheke winery has collected the most 5 star awards, gold and
silver medals and trophies in recent years? – Passage Rock”
MICHAEL COOPER – CUISINE MAGAZINE 2006

“David wants to make more cult wines, different and demanded
like Syrah”
MICHAEL COOPER – CUISINE MAGAZINE 2006

“A tasting of barrel samples convinced me that this in one winery worthy
of keeping an eye on. Hey charge a fair price for wines that threaten to
polish Waiheke’s Wine reputation”
BOB CAMPBELL – GOURMET WINE TRAVELLER

“One of the highest achievers among the new wave of Waiheke wineries.
The wines are made in limited availability – but worth tracking down.
The Forte (cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc) is one of the
finest and best value wines on the island.”
MICHAEL COOPER – WINE ATLAS

“Passage Rocks Forte is considered one of Waiheke’s
most distinguished reds, and easily the best value”
MICHAEL COOPER 2005