In its thirty-sixth year, the Awards is a celebration of our industry – recognising excellence in wine making and the contributions made by persons and businesses in progressing our industry.
Hot off the 2018 vintage, the Queensland winemakers are already thinking ahead about which wines will be celebrated at the 35th Annual Queensland Wine Awards. This gala evening is not to be missed by wine aficionados, supporters of the Queensland wine industry, and the wine producers themselves.
In a major first for a Queensland winery, Symphony Hill Wines on the Granite Belt has been awarded a national trophy for its 2014 Gewurztraminer at the 2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards. Their 2014 Gewurztraminer was awarded Best Single Varietal White Wine.
Golden Grove winemaker Ray Castanzo says the winery’s impressive haul at the 2014 Queensland Wine Awards is due to the hard work the whole team put in year after year. This year on top of picking up three golds, three silvers and eight bronzes at the annual awards, Golden Grove were also named Queensland Winery of the Year.
EMOTIONAL, humbled and shocked is how winemaker Mike Hayes described his reaction to winning the coveted Samuel Bassett award at the 2014 Queensland Wine Awards. The award is presented to a person who, over time, has contributed to the advancement of the Queensland Wine Industry.
Father and son combination of Sam and Ray Costanzo are setting the standard for Queensland wine. At the recent 2014 Queensland Wine Awards Golden Grove was named Queensland Winery of the Year with Sam Costanzo taking out Queensland Viticulturist of the Year and Ray Costanzo Queensland Winemaker of the Year.