2018 Trophy Winners Announced

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2018 Victorian Wine Show Winners Revealed

The Mornington Peninsula’s Montalto has scooped the pool at this year’s Victorian Wine Show.

The Red Hill winery has been awarded six trophies including Best Wine of Show for its 2017 Single Vineyard ‘Tuerong’ Pinot Noir.

The judges also awarded Montalto the trophy for Best Chardonnay, Best Pinot, Best Shiraz, Best White and Best Red.

The 2018 Victorian Wine Show trophies cap off an enormously successful year on the wine show calendar for Montalto.

Chief Winemaker at Montalto Simon Black said he was thrilled. “We work incredibly hard and our goals and aspirations are to achieve these standards so it’s always rewarding when you realise it,” he said. “We’ve had successful show seasons over a number of years and that’s testament to the staff we have and the way we aspire to make great wine.”

Nagambie’s Tar & Roses also took out multiple trophies for Best Emerging or Alternative Variety and Best Other Red for its 2017 Tempranillo.

The 36th Victorian Wine Show’s impressive line-up of almost 770 wines were judged by some of Australia’s most respected winemakers and sommeliers, along with top international judges New Zealand’s Jim Harre and South Africa’s Christian Eedes.

“Congratulations to all our trophy winners for being recognised at this year’s Victorian Wine Show,” said Show Director Robert Paul. “All the winemakers and wineries make an incredible contribution to the Victorian Wine Industry. It’s exciting to see such a vibrant wine culture in Victoria and we look forward to celebrating even more great Victorian wines in 2019.”

The trophy winners were announced following an exhibitor tasting and luncheon at Mitchelton Winery in Nagambie, a long-term supporter of the event. Managing Director Andrew Ryan said Mitchelton is proud to work with the Victorian Wine Show. “It’s really supporting the industry that we believe in and we think that Mitchelton’s location and being able to hold the judging in our cellar gives it the perfect tasting conditions,” he said. “We want to play a leadership role in the Victorian wine industry and being the home of the Victorian wine show is important to us.”

The 2018 Victorian Wine Show trophy winners are:
Best Sparkling – Blue Pyrenees 2015 Midnight Cuvee Chardonnay, Sponsored by Ozpak
Best Riesling – Mitchelton Blackwood Park 2017 Riesling, Sponsored by VWS
Best Other White – Hickinbotham of Dromana 2017 Noble Sauvignon Blanc, Sponsored by Orora
Best Chardonnay – Montalto 2017 “Tuerong” Single Vineyard Chardonnay, Sponsored by Cooperages 1912
Best Emerging or Alternative – Tar & Roses 2017 “Tempranillo”, Sponsored by Seymour A & P Society
Best Pinot – Montalto 2017 Single Vineyard “Tuerong Block” Pinot Noir, Sponsored by Classic Oak
Best Shiraz – Montalto 2017 “Pennon Hill” Shiraz, Sponsored by Winequip
Best Other Red – Tar & Roses 2017 “Tempranillo”, Sponsored by Hahn Corporation
Best Cabernet – Pfeiffer 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sponsored by Flexcube
Best Rose – Scotchmans Hill Swan Bay 2018 Pinot Noir, Sponsored by Laffort
Best Museum – Fowles Stone Dwellers 2010 Riesling, Sponsored by Royal Selangor
Best White Wine – Montalto 2017 “Tuerong Block” Single Vineyard Chardonnay, Sponsored by Winequip
Best Red Wine – Montalto 2017 Single Vineyard “Tuerong Block” Pinot Noir, Sponsored by Plasdene
Best Wine Of Show – Montalto 2017 Single Vineyard “Tuerong Block” Pinot Noir, Sponsored by St Martin
Best Fortified – Stanton & Killeen Wines NV Classic Rutherglen Muscat, Sponsored by Winemakers of Rutherglen Assoc.
Best Small Producer – Terindah Estate 2017 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sponsored by Labelhouse
For further details on the Victorian Wine Show trophy winners please contact secretary@vicwineshow.com.au.