Bumper crop for wine show
THE Swan Valley Wine Show is set to be the biggest yet, with a record number of entries for its 30th anniversary this month.
The show, from August 22 to 24, consisting of wine judging, exhibitor tasting and a gala dinner, is highly anticipated this year after a great 2017 vintage for red blends in the Swan Valley and a strong 2018 vintage for white blends.
Wine professional, judge and Decanter magazine writer Chee Wee Lee from Singapore will be this year’s international guest judge, joining expert wine judges Mark Warren, Rob Mann, Severine Logan, Kim Horton, Hope Metcalf and Ray Jordan.
Swan Valley and Regional Winemakers Associ- ation president Yuri Berns said every year hundreds of wines were submitted for judging from around the Swan Valley.
“We’ll be tasting the 2017 red blends for the first time and it will be interesting to see how they’ve come up, especially the shiraz and cabernet blends and in particular the alternative red varieties,” he said.
“For our 2018 whites for the Swan Valley, the chenin blanc and verdelho look very good.
“The dry rose and whites from 2018 will be very highly anticipated.”
This year also marks 184 years of the Swan Valley, the oldest wine region in WA and second oldest in Australia.
For information or tickets, visit Swan Valley Winemakers on Facebook.
Swan Valley Regional Winemakers Association president Yuri Berns.