Pinots se­cure glory for lo­cals

Tasmanian Country - - NEWS -

TAS­MA­NIAN Pinot Noirs were a high­light at this year’s Royal Ho­bart In­ter­na­tional Wine Show with nine lo­cal drops tak­ing home gold medals.

Pinot Noir wines from 2015 by Ed­dy­s­tone Point, Small Is­land Wines, Bay of Fires, Mil­ton Vine­yard and Josef Chromy all won gold at last week’s event.

Ed­dy­s­tone Point and Goaty Hill also claimed gold in the 2014 vin­tage cat­e­gory.

Bream Creek Vine­yard and High­land Brae Vine­yard won for their Pinot Noirs from 2013 and ear­lier.

Pinot Noir wines from New Zealand won three gold medals and one gold medal went to Vic­to­rian win­ery Cold­stream Hills.

The show’s or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee chair­man John El­lis, of Vic­to­ria’s Hang­ing Rock Vine­yard, com­pared the trans-Tas­man ri­valry in Pinot Noir to the Bledis­loe Cup in rugby union.

“There’s al­ways a tight com­pe­ti­tion be­tween New Zealand and Tas­ma­nian Pinot Noirs.

“And while this year it may be a fine line to draw, Tas­ma­nia can claim to have won it for Aus­tralia in 2016,” Mr El­lis said.

Long-time wine show contributor Bill Geeves was also recog­nised at last Thurs­day’s pre­sen­ta­tion din­ner.

Mr Geeves re­ceived an award for the con­tri­bu­tion he has made to the Tas­ma­nian wine in­dus­try.

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