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Daylesford Wine Show - October 2015

Daylesford is just under 90 minutes from Melbourne and a beautiful drive if you get off the Calder Highway at Woodend and take the minor roads via Tylden.  The wine show accepts submissions from surrounding wine regions, including Maldon, Maryborough, Ballarat, Sunbury, Macedon Ranges, Bendigo and Heathcote. 

This year saw a spike in entries just prior to judging, with around 190 wines submitted for review by a panel of three judges and two associates.  Under the guidance of Chairperson / Judge Jen Pfeiffer (Pfeiffer Wines), judges included John Harris (Mitchell Harris Wines), Steven Paul (Oakdene Wines) and associates Ben Rankin (Galli Estate) and myself.  We had a huge day of sampling on Monday 21st October, with strong classes in Sparkling Wine, White other than Chardonnay, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.

Numerous re-calls resulted in a strong number of medals being awarded and 11 trophies across the main classes.  An exhibitors tasting was set up for Friday 25th October, followed by a delightful Lake House degustation (major sponsors of the wine show) where trophies were announced and awarded.  A summary of the trophy winning wines is below:



Best sparkling wine: Baird & McGregor, Lawyers, Daylesford

Mount Charlie, Vanessa Sparkling Macedon

Best chardonnay: Cellarbrations at Foxxys, Daylesford

Galli Estate, Chardonnay, 2013

Best other white wine: The Grande Hotel, Hepburn Springs

Granite Hills, Riesling, 2013

Best shiraz or shiraz blend: The Farmers Arms Hotel, Daylesford

Hennings Vineyard, Shiraz, 2012

Best cabernet or cabernet blend: Frangos & Frangos, Daylesford

Zig Zag Wines, Cabernet Merlot, 2013

Best pinot noir: Mercato, Daylesford

Curly Flat, Pinot Noir, 2012

Best wine in show: Lake House, Daylesford

Curly Flat, Pinot Noir, 2012

Best white wine in show: The Argus at Hepburn Springs

Mount Charlie, Vanessa Sparkling Macedon

Best new release: Springs Medical Centre

Pengally Lane, Shiraz, 2014

Julian West Memorial Trophy

Awarded to a small winery (<50 tonnes) which makes its own wine, on the basis of scores for the top three wines

forty acre wines, Rod Drysdale, wine maker

Past President’s Trophy
Awarded to best aged red wine, vintage 2009 or older. Miranda Jones

Granite Hills TOR Syrah, 2006

I would happily see any of these wines in my cellar and have actually purchased a few bottles already to enjoy over the spring carnival festival.

Cheers Sarah

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