Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Qld’s Premier Wine Region – and we have it in writing

In case there was any doubt, the results of the 26th Annual Queensland Wine Awards sponsored by The Courier Mail and Mercure Brisbane this month reinforce the reputation of the Granite Belt as Queensland’s premier wine producing region.

Golden Grove, Harrington Glen, Heritage Estate Wines, Hidden Creek, Robert Channon Wines and Tobin Wines won eight out of a possible eleven Gold medals. Sixteen out of a possible twenty-three Silver medal were also awarded to Granite Belt wineries as were a whopping sixty-three bronze medals.

A special congratulations goes out to Heritage Estate Wines who were awarded the trophy for Most Successful Exhibitor for winning two gold, two silver and three bronze as well as the trophy for best white wine. Golden Grove was not far behind with two gold, one silver and four bronze. Hidden Creek won the Best Red Wine and Champion Wine of the Show and to spare this becoming an incredibly long blog I suggest checking out the full results on the Granite Belt Wine Country website. Or better still, spend a weekend in Stanthorpe and taste for yourself what all the judges are raving about.