Thursday, June 30, 2011

Granite Belt Bags 24 Medals @ Wine Show

Move over Hunter Valley, Margaret River and the Yarra - this week the Granite Belt confirmed its position as one of Australia’s premium wine regions beating prominent national wineries at the Cairns Wine Show.

Leading the Granite Belt assault was all female winery Lucas Estate (go girls!) who not only took out Best Queensland White in Show and Best Queensland Red in Show, but also secured two Top Gold medals in the Full Bodied Red Wine category, a Gold medal in the Full Bodied White Wine category and a Bronze in the Medium Bodied Red Wine category. Lucas Estate is dedicated to quality and keeping it clean. Literally hands-on, winemaker Lousie Samuel told us that you can "feel it when it's good and right."

Another six Granite Belt wineries helped the region bag a massive 24 medals  - Harrington Glen Wines, Robert Channon Wines, Ridgemill Estate, Granite Ridge Wines, Mt Tully Vines and Golden Grove Estate.
Full results are available @ - media.

Our pic shows a Lucas Estate hand-press.