Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hat Trick for Granite Ridge Cabernet

Yet another Granite Belt winery has joined the prestigious ranks of award winning winemakers. This time it is Granite Ridge Wines’ 2006 Top Block Cabernet Sauvignon which picked up the top gong.

The wine won the Queensland Government Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation Trophy for best Queensland Red Wine at the recent City Life Cairns Show Awards.

The competition included some of Australia’s biggest names in winemaking from over 70 entries, reaffirming the Granite Belt’s established reputation as Queensland’s premium wine region. The pedigree of the gold medal winning Cabernet was further confirmed by the equal points it shared with the competition’s Champion Red. Granite Ridge winemaker Dennis Ferguson believes this is not only the result of quality viticulture, but a reflection of ideal cool climate growing conditions in and around Stanthorpe.To find out more about exciting new releases of Granite Belt wines this spring, visit Primavera.