Awards aplenty for Baileys
While some have to travel to find beautiful vineyards and good-quality wine, those of us living in and around Benalla are spoilt for choice.
A favourite stop for many connoisseurs, Baileys of Glenrowan is the latest Northern Victorian winemaker to be recognised with a prestigious industry award.
Baileys enjoyed a spectacular night at the 129th annual Rutherglen Wine Show Awards, taking home two major trophies, and numerous gold medals.
The winery’s 2015 Glenrowan Shiraz was the star of the show, being awarded:
Trophy — Best Dry Red Wine from fruit grown in North East Victoria;
Trophy — Best Barrel Matured Wine from fruit grown in North East Victoria; and
Top Gold Medal — Class 243 (Shiraz).
Winemaker Paul Dahlenburg was on hand to collect the awards and said he was always happy to be recognised for the vineyard’s Shiraz.
‘‘Rutherglen is a highly respected regional show and it’s always
●●●great to do well here, particularly in the hotly contested Shiraz classes,’’ Mr Dahlenburg said.
‘‘This is the third time in recent years we have had the honour of being judged North East Victoria’s best red wine.’’
The 2015 Glenrowan Shiraz is produced from organically grown grapes at the winery’s Bundarra property near Glenrowan.
‘‘The Glenrowan Shiraz is about being true to the traditional Baileys style,’’ Mr Dahlenburg said.
‘‘(That means) rich fruit, a prominent tannin structure and the capacity to improve for many years in bottle.’’
The historic winery also enjoyed success in the fortified classes, taking home gold medals for its Winemakers Selection Rare Topaque and Winemakers Selection Rare Muscat.
‘‘The Rutherglen Wine Show also doubles as the Australian Fortified Wine Show, so a gold medal here carries more significance than any other show,’’ Mr Dahlenburg said.
The 2015 Glenrowan Shiraz retails for $27 per bottle and is available directly from the cellar door.
Popular: Baileys of Glenrowan picked up several major awards at this years Rutherglen Wine Show.