Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Granite Belt Medal Symphony

Add a bit of music to your palate with a wine symphony and a show stopping experience. At the recent Royal Queensland Wine Show judging the Granite Belt’s Symphony Hill Wines took six medals and the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Trophy.

It was the second year running for Symphony Hill, also taking the most successful Queensland exhibitor trophy in 2010! And it was all about the Strange Bird - with the leading winery awarded medals for their 2010 Reserve Verdelho, 2010 Pinot Gris, 2009 Viognier, 2009 Shiraz Viognier, 2009 Petit Verdot as well as a gold medal for their 2010 Gewurztraminer.

The Show was also time to honour those that have given so much to Queensland wine, including our very own Sam Costanzo of Golden Grove Estate. Sam, who has worked tirelessly in the industry since 1985, was awarded the Queensland Wine Press Club Trophy.

Also joining the trophy podium was Mark Ravenscroft of Ravens Croft Wines winning the Corrigan and Scudamore-Smith Trophy for the best gold medal Queensland wine with his 2009 Chardonnay.

Twisted Gum, Robert Channon Wines, Lucas Estate, Golden Grove Estate, Sirromet, and Ballandean Estate also took medals for the Granite Belt.