Top of class in wine making
SCHOOLS aren’t often a hotbed for wine making genius but a group of Stanthorpe students has claimed a top industry award.
The St Joseph’s 2017 Pinot Grigio won top gold at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show – National Schools Wine Competition last Friday.
It scored an outstanding 18.6 from 20 to beat teams from throughout the country.
This is the first gold for the program.
The pinot grigio was also awarded Best Wine Commercially Produced, made by the school in conjunction with a local winery.
“To put this win in context, we have won this major award over prestigious Adelaide schools,” teacher Matthew Brown said.
“Not bad for a little Catholic school from the Granite Belt in Queensland.”
The young winemakers program, which produced its first vintage in 2011, is linked with various local wine producers.
“A massive thank you goes to Mike Hayes, Ewen McPherson and the team at Symphony Hill Wines for their ongoing support,” Mr Brown said.
“This is reward for the hard work, passion and commitment shown in producing excellent quality wine here on the Granite Belt.”
❝ won We have this major award over prestigious Adelaide schools. — Matthew Brown
WINE CHAMPS: The St Joseph’s School Young Winemakers program participants claimed their first gold medal last week.