PURPLE HEN WINES WINS FIVE TROPHIES AT GIPPSLAND WINE SHOW 2011
Wines followed on from their success at last year’s Wine Show with another great
performance – taking out trophies for Best Pinot Noir, Best Shiraz, Best
Sparkling Wine, Best Red Wine and Most Successful Exhibitor of Show.
wineries and 200 wines from across Gippsland compete in the annual Show with a
judging team chaired by David Bicknell of Oakridge Wines, who also chairs the
judging team at this year’s Royal Melbourne Wine Show. The awards took place at
Lardner Park Exhibition Centre on Thursday 8th September after two
days of judging.
won medals for five of its six wines entered, with Golds for the Shiraz, Pinot
Noir and Sparkling Blanc de Blanc, Silver for the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc and
Bronze for 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the second year in a row that the Purple
Hen Shiraz has won both its class Trophy and the Trophy for Best Red Wine in
receiving the awards Rick noted his great pleasure in the performance of Purple
Hen’s Blanc de Blanc, winner of the Best Sparkling Wine. “This is our first sparkling white wine and
the first time we have entered it in a wine show. For it to do so well gives us
great confidence for the future. It takes a lot of time and extra expense to
produce sparkling wines using bottle fermentation, this wine has justified that
time and effort”, he said.
Rick also noted that the results reflected a team effort in both the vineyard and the winery. “Taking out the Trophy for Most Successful Exhibitor for a second year reflects consistent attention to detail in the vineyard and winery plus the strength of the Phillip Island and San Remo climate and soils.”