The Australian Small Winemakers Show held in Stanthorpe yielded a pleasing haul of medals for Queensland producers. From 205 Queensland wines entered, 58 received medals.
Ridgemill Estate 2012 Chardonnay is in good company being awarded 94 points and a regional winner in the James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge. The wine is an elegant style with a good balance showing excellent use of oak.
Challenge in Vienna for products in its Le Sauvage ‘wild yeast’ range made from Granite Belt fruit. The Queensland company’s gold medal-winning wines were a newly-released 2010 Le Sauvage Shiraz Viognier, and a 2009 Le Sauvage Chardonnay.
The Ballandean Estate 2012 Saperavi was awarded the Trophy for the Champion Alternative Variety Red White and went on to be awarded the Champion Wine of the Show. View all 2013 QLD Wine Awards results here!
This year’s Australian Small Winemakers’ Show in Stanthorpe received 1620 entries from around Australia and New Zealand. 42 Queensland wines were entered in the show. Find all results here!
Trophies for Queensland Viticulturist of the Year, Queensland Winemaker of the Year and Queensland Winery of the Year will adorn the cellar door of Golden Grove Estate in the Granite Belt.