Yalumba is celebrating winning three trophies at the Barossa Wine Show 2019.
The trophies were awarded at a dinner last night at Peter Lehmann Wines, Barossa.
Its Yalumba The Octavius Shiraz 2016 won the The Greenock Trophy for Best 2016 and Older Shiraz. Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz 2017 took out the The A Stiller Coopers Trophy for Best Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon Blend. And Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz Viognier 2018 was awarded The CCL Label Trophy, Best Red Wine Other Blends.
Additionally, Australia’s oldest family owned winery received five Gold, four Silver and 11 Bronze medals.
Yalumba Senior Winemaker Kevin Glastonbury attended the Barossa Wine Show dinner and accepted the awards on behalf of the Yalumba winemaking team.
Head of Winemaking Louisa Rose said: “Recognition from wine shows is always a good indication that we’re doing things right. It’s lovely to receive these awards, especially from a wine show in our own backyard.”
“I continue to see so many great wines coming out of Barossa and it’s nice to sit among some of the best in the region and the country.”
All three trophy wines represent future vintages and will be available in coming years. The current vintages are:
Yalumba the Octavius Shiraz 2015 RRP $150
Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz 2015 RRP $65
Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz Viognier 2016 RRP $40
It was a big night for Barossa reds with Hentley Farm winning Most Outstanding Barossa Wine – Premium Classes at the Barossa Wine Show with its 2018 Old Legend Grenache.
Hentley Farm chief winemaker Andrew Quin said: “An integral blending component for Barossa’s wines, it is rewarding to see the new direction of Grenache as a stand-alone variety recognised by the judges tonight.
“Grenache is important for the future of our region’s diversity and sustainability.
“To be part of its evolution is very exciting.”