Vintners grapeful for Young Guns awards
Five local winemakers had wins at the Young Gun of Wine Awards at a winemaker’s industry event in Adelaide on Monday.
The Young Gun of Wine is an industry leader in upcoming talent and new labels where trophies are awarded in the categories of Best new act, winemaker’s choice and people’s choice.
The coveted winemaker’s choice award was decided by the final 12 winemakers, and went to Remi Guise of Tripe.Iscariot from Carbunup.
“I am very happy to gain the respect of my peers, particularly considering the exceptionally reputable judges and past winners, all of whom are as critical and exacting as you are,” Mr Guise said.
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Tripe.Iscariot submitted two rare wines from 2017, the Brawn chardonnay and the Marrow syrah (shiraz), with only 100 cases produced.
As decided by public tasting events in Melbourne and Sydney, the people’s choice award went to Liv Maiorana and Mijan Patterson of South by South West from Prevelly.
The best new act award went to winemaking duo Rhys Parker and Paul Hoffman from Vallee du Venom, who make wines in both Margaret River and the Swan Valley.
Mr Parker said the pair were “stoked” with their award.
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