Raise your glass to Stringy­bark Win­ery

The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS -

A CHITTERING win­ery has taken out top hon­ours at the 30th an­nual 2018 Sin­ga­pore Air­lines Swan Val­ley Wine Show.

Stringy­bark Win­ery won the Sin­ga­pore Air­lines Pre­mium Tro­phy for Best Ta­ble Wine on Show on Fri­day night for its 2018 Verdelho.

The win­ery is one of the old­est in the Chittering Val­ley and pro­duces a lim­ited quan­tity of hand­picked Caber­net Sauvi­gnon, Chardon­nay and Verdelho grapes each year.

The win­ery also won the award for the Best Verdelho and Best 2018 Dry White Wine on Show cat­e­gories.

Own­ers Bruce and Mary Cussen, who took over the bou­tique win­ery over 20 years ago, said it was a great pro­mo­tion for the Chittering re­gion.

“Chittering used to have a lot more winer­ies but there are a lot less around these days,” Mr Cussen said.

“This award is a shot in the arm for the whole re­gion and re­in­forces the qual­ity of the wine be­ing pro­duced here.

“The fact that 20 gold medals were given out at this year’s show is an ex­am­ple of the qual­ity of wine that is be­ing pro­duced across the Swan Val­ley and greater Perth re­gion.”

Tal­i­jan­cich Wines was an­other big win­ner of the show, tak­ing out Best Small Pro­ducer, Best For­ti­fied Wine on Show and The West Aus­tralian Me­dia Award for most suc­cess­ful pro­ducer and the City of Swan award, while Sit­tella took home Best Sparkling, Best White Wine or Blend, Best Red Wine or Blend and Best Swan Val­ley Red Ta­ble Wine.

The Alan Din­neen Memo­rial Tro­phy, named af­ter the late wine judge, was awarded to John Kosoich wines, Oakover Win­ery took out Best Shi­raz for their white la­bel shi­raz and Houghton Win­ery took our Best Non Greater Perth Zone Wine.

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