Ruther­glen dom­i­nates at Vic­to­rian Wine Show

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Regional News -

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.

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