The 2018 Hunter Valley Wine Show Results Are In!

The 2018 Hunter Valley Wine Show Results Are In!

As discussed in the last blog post, the Hunter Valley Wine Show 2018 judging was in full swing a few days back! Finally, the judges have made their decisions public, revealing the names of this year’s various winners. To give you a brief summary, a panel of 12 revered & experienced judges sat down to […]

Hunter Valley Wine Show Results

As discussed in the last blog post, the Hunter Valley Wine Show 2018 judging was in full swing a few days back! Finally, the judges have made their decisions public, revealing the names of this year’s various winners. To give you a brief summary, a panel of 12 revered & experienced judges sat down to taste 700+ wines over the course of 3 days. Post tasting and analysing, they awarded 210 Bronze, 77 Silver & 49 Gold medals, as well as 20 trophies to various skilled winemakers.

Without further delay, here are the results from the prestigious 2018 Hunter Valley Wine Show ceremony:

Marshall – Flannery Trophy
Best Current – Semillon (Classes 1, 23 & 34)
Winner: Tyrrell’s Vineyard 2018 Stevens Semillon (Entry 23-7)

George Wyndham Memorial Trophy
Best Current and One-Year-Old Chardonnay (Classes 2 9, 25, 26 & 34)
Winner: First Creek Wines 2017 Winemakers Reserve Chardonnay

J.Y. (Jay) Tulloch Trophy
Best Verdelho (Classes 3, 10, 27 & 34)
Tamburlaine Hunter Valley Reserve 2018 Verdelho

Henry John Lindeman Memorial Trophy
Best Two–Year-Old and Older Chardonnay (Classes 14, 26 & 34)
First Creek Wines 2015 Reserve Chardonnay

Alexander Munro Memorial Trophy
Best Current and One-Year-Old Shiraz (Classes 6, 11, 29 & 35)
Mount Pleasant 1880 Vines 2017 Shiraz Old Hill Vineyard

Ed Jouault Memorial Trophy
Best One-Year-Old Dry Semillon (Classes 8, 24 & 34)
Agnew Wines Audrey Wilkinson 2017 Winemakers Selection Semillon

Best Other Red Trophy
Classes 7, 12, 17, 31, & 35
De Iuliis Wines 2017 LDR Vineyard Shiraz Touriga Nacional

McGuigan Family Trophy
Best Mature Two-Year–Old and older Semillon (Classes 13,24 & 34)
Tyrrell’s Vineyards 2013 Belford Semillon

Trevor Drayton Memorial Trophy
Best Fortified Wine (Class 20)
Drayton’s Family Wines NV Heritage Vines Liqueur Verdelho

John Lewis Newcastle Herald Trophy
Best Museum Red Wine (Class 22)
Tyrrell’s Vineyards 2007 Stevens Shiraz

Graham Gregory Memorial Trophy
Best Museum White (Class 21)
Mount Pleasant 2009 Lovedale Semillon

Hector Tulloch Memorial Trophy
Best Shiraz
Mount Pleasant 1880 Vines 2017 Shiraz Old Hill Vineyard

Maurice O’Shea Memorial Trophy
Best Semillon
Tyrrell’s Vineyard 2013 Belford Semillon

Murray Tyrrell Chardonnay Trophy
Best Chardonnay
First Creek Wines 2017 Winemaker’s Reserve Chardonnay

Drayton Family Trophy
Best Named Vineyard Red Wine (Classes 29, 30 & 31)
Mount Pleasant 1880 Vines 2017 Shiraz Old Hill Vineyard (Entry 29-26)

Tyrrell Family Trophy
Best Named Vineyard White Wine (Classes 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28)
Tyrrell’s Vineyard 2013 Belford Semillon

Len Evans Trophy
Best Named Vineyard Wine
Mount Pleasant 1880 Vines 2017 Shiraz Old Hill Vineyard

Petrie-Drinan Trophy
Best White Wine of the Show
Tyrrell’s Vineyard Pty Ltd 2013 Belford Semillon

Doug Seabrook Memorial Trophy
Best Red Wine of the Show
Mount Pleasant 1880 Vines 2017 Shiraz Old Hill Vineyard
 

Iain Riggs Wine of Provenance
Classes 32 & 33
Tyrrell’s Vineyard Stevens Semillon

The Alasdair Sutherland Scholarship
Brendan Kaczorowski

The Royal Australian Infantry Corps Officer Mess Silver Bullet
Tyrrell’s Vineyards Stevens Shiraz – 2007, 2014, 2017

The investiture ceremony was held on August 24 – CCL Clear Image Hunter Valley Wine Show Celebrations Luncheon at Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort in Pokolbin. Get to your local wine shop right away or order online via www.justwines.com.au to have a taste of these award-winning wines.

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