A TASMANIAN vineyard was the pick of the bunch at this year’s Royal Melbourne Wine Awards after taking out a number of gongs including best single-vineyard wine.
Tolpuddle Vineyard in the Coal River Valley in the state’s South picked up four major trophies at the event last Thursday, including three for the vineyard’s 2017 vintage Chardonnay.
The award-winning wine took out best young white wine, best Chardonnay and best single vineyard.
Tolpuddle Vineyard manager Carlos Souris was awarded a trophy for viticultural excellence.
Mr Souris said it was an honour to be recognised at the Melbourne wine show.
The National Cool Climate Wine Show was also held last week in Bathurst, NSW, marking its 20th anniversary. It awarded 389 medals, including the champion wine award which was taken out by Tasmania’s Riversdale Estate for its 2017 Pinot Noir.