Gap­sted wine named best at North East wine show

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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 at­st­ed­ 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

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