Last week the 42nd Barossa Wine Show was judged in the beautiful surrounds of the Peter Lehmann Wines Old Redemption Cellar. This is one of the great events on the Annual Wine Calendar, including the Awards Presentation Dinner, this year held at Lambert Estate Wines.
What made this year even more special, was that I was lucky enough, along with 5 other Associates to participate in 3 solid days of tasting and 4 memorable dinners. Even better, I was able to share the work and fun with some great new friends.
We tasted almost 400 wines blind over the 3 days and discovered some great new wines, and many old favourites that are still excelling on the Barossa stage. For us, we were as surprised as many when the winners were announced at the Presentation Dinner. Highlights? There were many, the 2015 Wigan Riesling picked up 4 trophies, including best wine of show, and 3 vintages of the same wine picked up the Wine of Providence Trophy, but there were many great wines across the 15, 16 and 17 vintages that will be enjoyed by many for years to come.
Results will be available online at Barossa.com over the coming days.
If you get a chance to be in the Barossa for next years event, please do not miss it. I will be there with bells on!