Rutherglen dominates at Victorian Wine Show
RUTHERGLEN has swept the floor at the 2018 Victorian Wine Show, winning more awards than any other Victorian wine region.
Considered one of Victoria’s smallest, the Rutherglen wine region picked up three trophies and 69 awards at this year’s event held at Mitchelton Winery in Nagambie, where almost 770 wines from right across Victoria were judged by some of Australia’s most respected winemakers and sommeliers, and two top international judges.
Ten out of the 19 Rutherglen wineries were successful in the show’s results, which included gongs to Pfeiffer Wines as Most Successful Exhibitor - a trophy they have won for three consecutive years - and Best Cabernet Sauvignon for their 2017 release.
Best Fortified Wine went to Stanton & Killeen Wines for its NV Classic Rutherglen Muscat.
The Winemakers of Rutherglen, a collective of 19 Rutherglen wineries, won awards in 20 out of the show’s 33 classes, showcasing the region’s strengths in single varietal reds (Durif, Saperavi, Malbec, Tempranillo) and fortifieds (Muscat and Topaque).
Winemakers of Rutherglen executive officer, Natalie Ajay, said she was thrilled with the results, saying they demonstrated the region’s commitment to producing quality wine for Australia and the world to enjoy.
HUMBLED: Winemaker David Morris is delighted by the international award.