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CLIMBING THE APPELLATION LADDER
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BE TEMPTED BY A TASTY TRIO
GRÜNER the Great! • The Adelaide Hills area is considered to be the gruner capital of the southern hemisphere.
AS GOOD AS IT GETS
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WINE OF THE YEAR Special Awards Feature 2018 • Featuring the winners and placegetters for each varietal category tasted throughout the year. Plus profiles of the Australian and New Zealand winemaker and wine company of the year.
VILLA MARIA • “Villa Maria enjoys an international reputation for its widely distributed Private Bin range, great value Cellar Selection, and often memorable wines under its Reserve and Single Vineyard labels.”
NICK PICONE, VILLA MARIA • “The skill involved is part science, part craft and part intuition, in a bid to create something magic.”
WOLF BLASS WINES • “If you look at our success in wine competitions over the years it shows that we still maintain a contemporary view of the wines we are making with the overarching style that Wolf had when he started, which was the drinkability element of it.”
SHANE HARRIS, WINES BY GEOFF HARDY • “That continual drive for what’s next and how we can do things better is a constant motivation that Geoff and I share. That’s why we click as a team.”
WINNER THE ORORA GLASS TROPHY • Singlefile Wines Limited Release Denmark Pinot Chardonnay 2011
WINNER THE WINE ASSIST TROPHY • Artwine Wicked Stepmother Single Vineyard Clare Valley Fiano 2018
WINNER THE SMEG TROPHY • Reillys Museum Release Clare Valley Watervale Riesling 2011
WINNER THE SWISS-BELHOTEL (NZ) TROPHY • Villa Maria Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Sauvignon Blanc 2017
WINNER THE SINGAPORE AIRLINES TROPHY
WINNER THE LUIGI BORMIOLI TROPHY • Coolangatta Estate Estate Grown Shoalhaven Coast Semillon 2009
WINNER THE CLASSIC OAK TROPHY • Esk Valley Winemakers Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2017
WINNER THE BLAXLAND TROPHY • Angas & Bremer Langhorne Creek Malbec 2016
WINNER THE REES HOTEL TROPHY • Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Pinot Noir 2016
WINNER THE VINTEC TROPHY • Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawke's Bay Merlot 2015
WINNER THE HAMBURG SÜD TROPHY • Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2015
WINNER THE WINE WORKS TROPHY • Mr Riggs Scarce Earth McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015
WINNER THE LE CORDON BLEU TROPHY • De Beaurepaire Coeur d'Or Mudgee Botrytis Semillon 2016
WINNER THE DW FOX TUCKER LAWYERS TROPHY • Morris of Rutherglen Cellar Reserve Rutherglen Grand Liqueur Muscat NV
WINNER THE ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE TROPHY • Story Bay Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017 $7
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WHAT’S IT WORTH? WINESTATE’S AUCTION PRICE GUIDE • Prices listed are exceptional auction highs and do not...