2014 Wine Show

Vintage Cellars 2014 Margaret River Wine Show Trophy Winners

Best Red Wine of Show – presented by Portavin
Deep Woods ‘Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Best White Wine of Show –  presented by Labelmakers World
Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2013

Most Successful Exhibitor – presented by Vintage Cellars
Evans & Tate

Best Exhibition Wine – presented by Vinline
Brookland Valley Chardonnay 2011

International Judges Award – presented by Seguin Moreau
Voyager Estate Project 95 Chardonnay 2013

Best Single Vineyard Red – presented by Chep
Xanadu Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Best Single Vineyard White – presented by Tonnellerie de Mercurey
Xanadu Stevens Road Chardonnay 2012

Best Cabernet Sauvignon – presented by UBIMET
Deep Woods ‘Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Best Chardonnay – presented by Booth Transport
Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2013

Best Cabernet Sauvignon Predominant Blend – presented by Cospack / Saverglass
Brookland Valley Cabernet Merlot 2012

Best Other Blend or Varietal – presented by Laffort
Woodlands ‘Emily’ Special Reserve 2013

Best Shiraz – presented by Nadalie Australia
Evans & Tate Redbrook Shiraz 2012

Best Blends of Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon – presented by SWAT
Evans & Tate Metricup Road Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Best Sauvignon Blanc- presented by Silverlock
Watershed Senses Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Congratulations to all Exhibitors who received Medals in the Vintage Cellars 2014 Margaret River Wine Show!

 

Medal Stickers for award winning wines can be ordered through Margaret River Wine Show partner, Labelmakers World. Please click below to download an order form.

 

About the Wine Show

The Vintage Cellars 2014 Margaret River Wine Show is open to producers of Margaret River GI wine and seeks to:

  • Provide an opportunity for local grape growers and winemakers to receive appraisal and feedback from some of the nations best judges
  • Promote wine styles distinct to the Margaret River wine region
  • Showcase the best examples of wines from the region
  • Unite the wine community of Margaret River with the common goal being the pursuit of wine excellence

Please click the links for the following:

IMPORTANT DATES

Entries Close – COB Friday 10 October  2014

Late Entries Close – COB Friday 17 October 2014

Wine Deliveries – Monday 17 – Wednesday 19 November 2014

Wine Show Judging – Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 November 2014

Exhibitor Tasting – Thursday 27 November 2014

Wine Show Gala Awards Dinner – Thursday 27 November 2014

NEW IN 2014

Chairman of Judges & Associate Judges

Commencing in 2014 there will be a new appointment as a Chairman of Judges. Effectively this will mean there will be nine full Judges (three each per panel) plus a Chairman of Judges as is similar in other wine shows. Also in 2014 there will be two Associate Judges per panel (six in total rather than the four which operated previously). This is to assist with the development of a talent pool with the Margaret River wine industry.

Class Changes

Extensive changes have been made to many Classes in 2014. These vary but focus on separating vintages and a better grouping classification for Red and White wines.

PLEASE NOTE that these changes have not impacted upon the number of wines that can be entered per Class. Rule “C” in the Wine Show Regulations on page 12 states that up to three different wines per Class per Exhibitor can be entered.

The Single Vineyard Estate Reds other than Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Sauvignon Predominant Blends has been removed for 2014.

Alternative Styles & Emerging Varieties – New Classes

There are a growing number of wine producers who are taking development and innovation to new scales across the spectrum of variety and alternative styles. For example natural small batch winemaking both with more ‘traditional’ varieties as well as those relatively new to Margaret River like Alicante Bouschet and Fiano. To accommodate this new area of exploration another entry category has been created entitled “ALTERNATIVE STYLES & EMERGING VARIETIES” with a reduced minimum commercial case requirement. Please note that this category will be assessed as per the Judging Process as declared on page 17 but will not be eligible to be considered for any trophy in 2014.

International Judges Trophy

A new perpetual trophy has been developed and will commence in 2014 called the “International Judges Trophy”. All GOLD medal winning wines from classes 1 – 38 will be eligible and it will be awarded at the sole discretion of the visiting International Judge(s) that best represents, in their opinion, a Margaret River wine of provenance.

Online Entries

Online Entries will be available from 2014. It is the Association’s strong preference that entries be recieved online from now on. Hardcopy entries will also be accepted. Entry forms are available from the link above. Entries can be made online by clicking here.

Gala Awards Dinner

The 2014 Gala Awards Dinner will take place at Aravina Estate on the Thursday of the Wine Show (27 November), not on the Wednesday as in 2013.

Masterclass

The Masterclass will be held at 2pm for a 2.30pm start on MONDAY 24 November at Aravina Estate.

 

CHANGES TO ONLINE ENTRIES

If you wish to make changes to entries already submitted online please contact the MRWA office at wineshow@margaretriver.wine or on 08 9757 9330.

 

MANY THANKS TO THE VINTAGE CELLARS 2014 WINE SHOW PARTNERS

Vintage Cellars

PortavinWebLabelmakers World


Booth Transport

UBIMET

Mercurey   CHEP Vinline   Seguin Moreau Cospak-SaverGlass Nadalie SWAT LAFFORT-Australie-Web 

 

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