Bendigo wineries have come out on top as the drop of choice in recent wine competitions.
Small Vignerons AwardsThree Bendigo wines received Gold medals in The Winewise Small Vignerons Awards; 2013 Harcourt Valley Vineyards Rosé, 2013 Balgownie Estate Shiraz and the 2012 Sandhurst Ridge Fringe Shiraz Classic Blend.
Melbourne International Wine Competition
Bendigo wine producer Glenwillow Wines has been awarded a Double Gold Medal at the recent Melbourne International Wine Competition for their 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon.
This is the first major international wine competition with trade-only judges comprised of buyers from the top retail stores, sommeliers, restaurant owners, hotel beverage directors, distributors and importers.
Glenwillow Wines owner and vigneron Peter Fyffe said it put Glenwillow in front of real trade buyers in one of the biggest wine markets in the world. ‘This award will really help to put Glenwillow forward as a consistent producer of premium Central Victorian wine," said Mr Fyffe.
World’s Geatest Shiraz ChallengeAnother recent accolade for Glenwillow Wines is receiving a 5 Star rating and Gold Medal in the World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge for their 2012 Reserve Shiraz. The annual challenge is held by Winestate Magazine and attracts entries from more than 500 international and local wines.
All wines were judged blind by more than 12 judges. The Glenwillow 2012 Reserve Shiraz made it to the final 12 wines along with brands such as Penfolds Grange and Henschkes Hill of Grace.
Five of our Bendigo wineries have had wines score 95 or above in the recently released 2016 edition of James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion.
Judged “Best of the Best” for Shiraz Viognier was Turner’s Crossing 2012 Shiraz Viognier.
The 95-or-above wines rated by Halliday as “Outstanding, wines of gold medal standard usually with a great pedigree” are:
Limited Release Old Vine Bendigo Shiraz 2009
Bendigo Shiraz 2012
Harcourt Valley Vineyards
Barbara’s Bendigo Shiraz 2013
Reserve Shiraz 2012
Turner’s Crossing Vineyard
Bendigo Shiraz Viognier 2012