Local wineries feature at Rutherglen show
THE Rutherglen Wine Show is regarded as one of the oldest and prestigious of its kind in the country.
The show dates back over a century, and attracts worldclass judges assessing wines from all over Australia.
With medals on bottles from the show highly sought after and looked for by wine consumers, the show is highly competitive as wine producers try to maintain an edge in a competitive and crowded market space.
For the wines of the Shire of Strathbogie to feature so prominently in the awards section of this year’s show is a mark of the great quality of the region’s produce.
Fowles Wine was awarded the trophy for the best Ries- ling at the show for the 2017 ‘ Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch’ variety.
The grapes for Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch 2017 Riesling comes from the upper levels of the Strathbogie Ranges
Another winner from the show, this time from the lower foothills of the ranges in Longwood East, was Maygars Hill.
Both the standard 2015 and the 2015 Maygars Hill Reserve Shiraz were awarded Gold Medals.
The northern part of the region was represented by Baddaginnie Run.
They were awarded Gold for their 2016 Merlot.
President of the Strathbogie Ranges Wine Region Association Jenny Houghton said she was thrilled that the region had done so well, and that so many winning varieties demonstrated the district’s unique suitability to growing a range of top quality grapes.
“From Baddaginnie in the north, to the elevated area at Upton, the diversity of the region is shown well in these results,” Ms Houghton said.
“The higher altitude again produces great white wine grapes and the warmer foothills climate enables the red grapes to ripen to perfection.”
For more information on the winning wines, visit www. fowleswine. com, www.maygarshill.com.au or www.baddaginnierun.net.au.