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Southern Highlands winemakers and vignerons
proved a forced to be reckoned with in the
inaugural Dan Murphy's Australian Highlands
Wine Show held last month.
Local wines took out 43 of the 85 medals and the
five trophies awarded during the wine show held on
March 1 and 2.
The event attracted more than 200 wine entries
created from grapes grown above 500 metres in cool
climate vineyards throughout Australia.
Local stand outs were Tertini Wines, Cherry Tree Hill
Estate and Artemis which won a total of five gold medals.
Only six gold medals were awarded in the judging.
Tertini won several of the top awards on the night
including the Dan Murphy's trophy for Best Wine in
Show for its Tertini 2008 Reisling, the WIN Network
trophy for Best Red Table Wine in Show for the Tertini
2009 Pinot Noir, and the YES trophy for Best White
Table Wine in Show for the Tertini 2008 Reisling.
Tertini also won three gold medals - one for its Tertini
2010 Pinot Noir in the Pinot Noir 2010 Vintage category,
one for the Tertini 2009 Pinot Noir in the Pinot Noir and
other Vintages category and one for its Tertini 2008
Reisling in the Reisling and Other Vintage category.
It added to its prize tally with three bronze medals
and two silvers in other categories.
Cherry Tree Hill won the Southern Highlands
Corporate Events trophy for Best Chardonnay for its
Cherry Tree Hill 2009 Diana Reserve Chardonnay as a
gold medal for the same wine as well as one silver and
two bronze medals.
Artemis won a gold medal for its 2011 reisling as
well as a silver and a bronze medal.
Centennial Vineyards also enjoyed impressive results
winning three silver and 11 bronze medals while
Southern Highland Wines won four bronze medals and
Diamond Creek Estate took out a silver and three
Other medal winners were Sally's Corner Wines,
Bousaada Wines, Mount Ashby Estate, Cuttaway Hill
Estate, Meadowcroft and Banjo's Run, which each won
a bronze medal.
WORDS AND IMAGES JACKIE MEYERS
1. Sutton Forest Wines Nick
Lorusso is pictured with Jill
Dyson of Southern Highland
Food and Wine Association
and Foodpath Culinary Tours
(left) and Tourism Southern
Highlands' Trish Bow and
2. Helan Hale of Diamond Creek
Estate in Mittagong is thrilled
with the success of her wines
in the show. Her wines won a
silver and three bronze medals.
3. David Lorenz of Cherry Tree Hill
chats with judge Peter Nixon at
the Dan Murphy's Australian
Highlands Wine Show.
4. Jim Lumbers of Lerida
Estate chats to one of
the judging panel
chairs at the Wine
Show, Huon Hooke.
5. High Range Vintners
Holgate and Meadocraft
Wines Linda and Carl
Bahls are thrilled with the
success of the
Sauvignon, which won a
bronze medal in the
other vintages category.
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