Xanadu staff savour taste of success at na­tional gongs

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Xanadu Wines has de­scribed its lat­est win as part of a “dream run” through the re­cent win­ery awards sea­son.

The team was cel­e­brat­ing last week af­ter the 2016 Xanadu Stevens Road caber­net sau­vi­gnon scored the Red Wine of Show, Sin­gle Vine­yard Dry Red and Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon tro­phies at the Na­tional Wine Show of Aus­tralia. The same wine scored the Red Wine of Prove­nance tro­phy for its con­sis­tent style and qual­ity.

The win­ery said it was a “tes­ta­ment to the unerring pas­sion and ded­i­ca­tion of the wine­mak­ing and viti­cul­ture team”.

“This lat­est wine fur­ther ce­ments Xanadu as one of Aus­tralia’s lead­ing caber­net pro­duc­ers,” ac­cord­ing to chief wine- maker Glenn Goodall. Stella Bella Wines also did well at the na­tional show, pick­ing up the Best Sin­gle Vine­yard White Wine for its 2017 Lu­mi­nosa Chardon­nay and a gold medal for its 2017 Stella Bella Chardon­nay. “It is truly amaz­ing to see our chardon­nay recog­nised on this na­tional stage,” chief wine­maker Luke Jol­liffe said.

“A chal­lenge of mak­ing truly great wine is ex­press­ing where the wine comes from. Our en­tire team is ded­i­cated to cul­ti­vat­ing the unique char­ac­ter of our south­ern Mar­garet River vine­yards and wine styles, which show­case el­e­gance, nat­u­ral acid­ity and a min­er­al­ity that is dis­tinc­tive of their ori­gin.”

Jol­liffe said Stella Bella had its best year to date, in­clud­ing pres­ti­gious wins at the Mar­garet River Wine Show last month.

Pic­ture: Steve Kyme

Xanadu Wines staff cel­e­brate the win­ery’s vic­to­ries at the Na­tional Wine Show of Aus­tralia in Can­berra.

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