Awards aplenty for Bai­leys

Benalla Ensign - - News - By Si­mon Rup­pert

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.

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