2017 Yarra Valley Wine Show – and the winners are . . .
The Yarra Valley Wine Show is a major event in our wine calendar and this year was no exception. At the recent Wine Show Trophy Presentation Lunch, Chair of Judges Philip Rich, remarked that “One of the highlights from this year’s show was the overall quality of the Cabernet classes and Shiraz. In my three years as chair, there has never been more Gold Medal wines in these classes”.
Champion Wine of Show for 2017 was awarded to Giant Steps Primavera Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, which also won Best Single Vineyard Red Wine and Best Red Wine in Show. A. Rodda Wines Willowlake Chardonnay 2016 won the Best Chardonnay Trophy, Single Vineyard White Wine and the Best White Wine in Show.
Vineyard of the year went to HandPicked Wines’ Highbow Hill Vineyard in Yarra Glen and Oakridge Wines won the Most Successful Exhibitor award. This inductees for 2017 to the Yarra Valley Wine Growers Hall of Fame were Ian and June Marks of Gembrook Hill. Full results can be found here.