Lo­cal winer­ies fea­ture at Ruther­glen show

Euroa Gazette - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

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.

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