Entries for the Queensland Wine Award are now open and close 10am Wednesday 13th September 2023.
We would like to acknowledge and thank “The Star” for their continuing support of the Queensland Wine Industry.
It’s an exhilarating feeling as a wine producer to harvest fruit that you have spent the best part of the last 12 months cultivating. The anxiety, worry and nervousness disappears and you look forward to the pleasures about to be created.
Vintage 2023 has been a fantastic outcome for the region’s wine producers and winemakers. When growing winegrapes in the South Burnett you enter into a fraught partnership with Mother Nature.
Shiraz or Syrah has paved its way in Oz as the most planted variety across most, if not all wine regions here in Australia. With styles ranging from medium body Northern Rhône Syrah styles seen as “Old World”, from cooler climates regions with a style of dark berries, floral bouquet often seen as lean and elegant to the high tannin “New World” bold Shiraz black pepper and spice often associated with the fruit concentrate.
The QWIA President and QWIA Board would like to congratulate all the Award Winners and thank you to all the wineries for supporting this Wine Challenge. Thank you to our Judges for giving your time and expertise to support this challenge and to the hard-working Stewards for making the day run smoothly. Thank you to our sponsors for your support of the Queensland Wine Industry Association. A special thank you to Tafe South Bank for supplying such a fantastic venue…
Chardonnay on its own as a grape variety is quite neutral and highly influenced by its terroir and the nurturing of the wine maker. It responds to a far wider range of wine making techniques than most varietals, making it a true expression of the collaboration of nature’s elements and man’s creativity… it’s Art!
Let’s celebrate International Tannat Day with renowned producer of Tannat in the Granite Belt and member of QWIA, Tony Hassall of Just Red Wines! Tony, his wife Julia and son Michael first planted Tannat in 2010 at their vineyard in Ballandean, with the first vintage in 2014. Tony was a Wine Industry Development Officer for the Department of Primary Industries and part of his role was to research grape varieties. In doing so he discovered that the French red grape…