Gapsted wine named best at North East wine show
THE best 2018 North East Victorian wine you’ll drink is a bold and textural red from Gapsted Wines.
That’s according to the prestigious 2018 North East Victorian Wine Show, which chose Gapsted Wines’ High Country 2018 Tempranillo as ‘Best Wine of Show’.
The wine, which retails for just $20, was selected from entries in some of Australia’s top-rated wine regions, including Alpine Valleys, King Valley, Rutherglen, Beechworth and Glenrowan.
High Country 2018 Tempranillo won the top award after sweeping a number of categories, including Top Gold in the Tempranillo class, and trophies for Best Red Table Wine and Best Alternative Red Variety.
Gapsted Wines’ High Country and Tobacco Road Proseccos also won Gold Medals, giving the 21-year-old winery a total of three trophies and 15 medals at the Show.
“We’re turning traditional Tempranillo on its head and focusing on the wonderful fruit aromas and rich, textural flavours of the variety,” said Gapsted Wines’ Senior Winemaker, Michael Cope-Williams.
“It’s an unusual approach with such a highly regarded and long-established variety, so we’re overjoyed that both this release and the last one has appealed to so many people.”
The accolades for the 2018 vin- tage continue the success of the 2017 High Country Tempranillo, which also secured the 2018 King Valley Tempranillo Winery of the Year at the 2018 Melbourne International Wine Competition.
The 2017 vintage was also awarded a Silver medal at the North East Victorian Wine Show.
Gapsted Wines’ CEO and Chief Winemaker, Matt Fawcett, said the winery is proud to support such an important regional wine show.
“The Show is judged by a seasoned wine judge panel, which gives the results a lot of credibility,” he said.
“These results reinforce our com- mitment to producing high quality, cool climate wines that showcase the best this region has to offer.”
Gapsted Wines’ High Country Tempranillo retails for $20 and can be purchased from its Cellar Door or online at www.gapstedwines.com. au, as well as a number of liquor retailers across Victoria.
THE national Summer Reading Club will return to Alpine Shire Libraries this month.
Created for children and young people pre-school age to 17, the Summer Reading Club is a free program led by State Library of Queensland (SLQ) that inspires imaginations and instils a love of libraries and reading.
The 2018 theme, Curious Creatures, encourages eager young readers to discover new worlds as they explore and connect with a curiosity of creatures through a range of interactive activities available in libraries and online.
Over 43,000 children registered with the Summer Reading Club in 2017, reading over 360,000 books between them over summer, and organisers are hoping participants will crack half a million books in 2018.
Summer Reading Club members can also meet 21 new Australian authors and illustrators online, read their helpful creative hints and tips and preview exclusives of their up and coming work.
Online participants will also have the opportunity to blog with children’s authors, Dr. Cameron Stelzer and Emma Middleton, search for answers to Encyclopaedia Britannica’s sponsored quiz, craft a What Happens Next story ending to Dave Lowe’s story starter, share their book raves and artwork, and lots more.
Summer Reading Club will run from 1 December 2018 to 31 January 2019 at Bright, Mount Beauty and Myrtleford Libraries.
For more information call into your local public library and speak to a staff member.
BEST IN THE NORTH EAST: Gapsted Wines’ High Country 2018 Tempranillo was voted ‘Best Wine of Show’ at the recent North East Wine Show