Awe­some four­some

Tasmanian Country - - NEWS -

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.

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