Top wine award for es­tate

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News - Karen Hunt

NANNUP win­ery Whim­wood Es­tate was the big win­ner at the WA Bou­tique Wine Show held over the week­end.

Its 2016 chardon­nay won the Best Bou­tique Wine award, the show’s top hon­our, as well as awards for Best WA White and Best Black­wood Val­ley White.

The win­ery’s strong show­ing was proof that the re­gion’s wines were among the best any­where, Black­wood Val­ley Wine In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Troy Schoof said.

“In award­ing Whim­wood Es­tate the tro­phy for Best Bou­tique Wine, the judges are say­ing that this is the best wine out of the 205 wines en­tered from all over West­ern Aus­tralia, a truly out­stand­ing re­sult.”

A to­tal of 39 bou­tique pro­duc­ers sub­mit­ted 205 wines for judg­ing over two days at Bridgetown Gar­dens, to de­cide the awards and 65 per cent of wines en­tered re­ceived a medal.

En­try was lim­ited to WA wine­mak­ers pro­duc­ing up to 250 tonnes of wine grapes a year.

Chief judge Tony Davis, from Snake and Her­ring, who has been mak­ing and judg­ing wine for 20 years, said stand out classes were shi­raz and chardon­nay.

“It was great to see a Black­wood chardon­nay win wine of the show,” he said.

Faber Vine­yard in the Swan Val­ley re­ceived the tro­phy for Most Suc­cess­ful Ex­hibitor over­all win­ning three gold, five sil­ver and six bronze medals.

Lat­i­tude 34, the re­gion’s big­gest pro­ducer, re­ceived the tro­phy for Most Suc­cess­ful Black­wood Val­ley Ex­hibitor, win­ning nine bronze medals.

Down­derry Wines in Nar­ro­gin won the tro­phy for Best WA Red with its 2015 shi­raz.

White Gate Wine, which is also Nannup-based, won the Best Black­wood Val­ley Red award for its 2014 caber­net mer­lot.

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