Friday, September 18, 2009

Harrington Glen finalist in Young Winemakers award

The Granite Belt has produced plenty of fine award winning vintages of late. But when such accolades go to our young winemakers, especially those who have studied, trained and worked in the region, we can’t help but feel a special pride.

Harrington Glen winemaker Stephen Oliver was recently named as a 2009 Wine Society Young Winemaker of the Year finalist. The winner of ten finalists, selected from across Australia and New Zealand, will be awarded the prestigious title at Sydney in November.

Stephen completed his viticulture and winemaking studies at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, has trained under local wine guru Jim Barnes and produces award winning wine for Harrington Glen Estate in Glen Aplin.

To learn more about this award, visit the Wine Society Young Winemakers website. Or better still, come visit Stephen at Harrington Glen and stay at the unique Trainhouse.

If a short break to the Granite Belt is not an option at the moment, come sample and purchase his wine at the Granite Belt Growers Market at Southbank this Sunday, 20th September on Little Stanley Street from 10am.