Annual wine show delayed after setbacks
THIS year’s North East Wine Challenge in Myrtleford has been pushed back until later in the year after a number of setbacks.
Normally reserved for September, Alpine Valleys Vignerons president Michael Freudenstein said the two-day competition which incorporates the wider region’s five geographical wine districts – Alpine Valleys, Beechworth, Glenrowan, King Valley and Rutherglen would be held at least two months later than normal.
“We had a few organisational things go wrong so we’ve postponed until November or December,” he said.
“There is VCE exams on in the Ab- lett Pavilion in October and November and we’re just in the process of trying to organise some dates with judges.”
The Alpine Valley’s will be out defend its title as the best region after claiming the Regional Shield for the past two years.
“It’s a good benchmark for our wine makers because it shows the wines against other local win regions,” Mr Freudenstein said.
“The other regions probably have bigger reputations because they’ve been producing wines for a longer period but the Alpine Valley wines are equivalent to all of them.”