Wine Show

Search by exhibitor, wine or variety, or award

You may search the wineshow results database by selecting any one of the below criteria or use several of them to further filter your results.

Exhibitor Name:
Wine or Variety Name:
Wine Vintage:
Wine Show Year:
Wine Award:

BROWSE MEDIA RELEASES

2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

BROWSE FULL RESULTS

2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

OTHER WINE SHOW INFORMATION

View list of judges | View past trophy winners

Wine Show

Media Release for 2016

MEDIA RELEASE 

29th JULY 2019

2019 Limestone Coast Wine Show will be Red, White...and Green

The Limestone Coast Wine Show (LCWS) is going green, with organisers expanding the use of digital technology at the 19th annual event. From today, all entries can be submitted online only, while the show’s official vineyard register and October judging process will also switch to a paperless system. LCWS spokesperson, Lauren Hansen, says the committee is continually refining its systems. “We want to demonstrate our commitment to a sustainable future and also keep the show efficient, relevant and interesting, so that it remains a highly anticipated event on the industry calendar,” she said.

Three judging panels will spend two days putting the finest wines from across the region to the ultimate test at the Coonawarra Hall on October 22-23. Tasmania’s Stargazer Wines chief, Samantha Connew, the 2007 International Red Winemaker of the Year, will return for her second year at the helm as Chief of Judges. “I’m looking forward to coming back, and with one year under my belt, I certainly feel that I’ve got a much better understanding of the fantastic Limestone Coast community and the wines that are being produced there, along with the changes that have happened over the past 10-15 years,” she said. “Cabernet is incredibly well known in this region, but I’m also excited about seeing more of the lesser-known varieties which really caught the judges’ attention last year, including cabernet franc, shiraz from Mount Benson and riesling from Mount Gambier”.

Melbourne wine writer, author and wine judge, Jeni Port, will also be returning this year, along with Melbourne’s City Wine Shop retail manager Jeremy Prideaux. The guest international judge is Canadian wine educator, critic, author and sommelier Michelle Bouffard. Highly involved in the discussions around the effects of climate change in the wine world, Michelle is the organiser of the international conference Tasting Climate Change, which was first held in Montreal in October 2017.

Other key members of the three judging panels include Pernod Ricard Fine Wine Director Travis Fuller, Margaret River winemaker Cliff Royle, Manager of Industry Policy for Australian Grape and Wine Anna Hooper, and Coonawarra senior winemakers Sue Hodder (Wynns Coonawarra Estate) and Bruce Gregory (Majella Wines).

“A record-high 338 medals were awarded at last year’s wine show, including 43 Gold, 110 Silver and 185 Bronze, and we’re hoping that we will be able to beat that incredible haul in our 19th year of competition,” Lauren Hansen said.

Producers from across the Limestone Coast have until Friday August 23 to nominate their top drops for judging, and may register at http://limestonecoastwine.com.au/wine-show/enter/  The 2019 Limestone Coast Wine Show winners will be announced on Thursday October 24 at a trophy presentation dinner at Rymill Hall in Penola. The dinner is being hosted by the Coonawarra Wine Region, and tickets will go on sale next week.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Entries close 23 August

Wine Drop Off 7-11 October

Judging 22-23 October at Coonawarra Hall

Trophy dinner 24 October at Rymill Hall, Penola

Public Tasting 25 October at Coonawarra Hall

For digital images of 2019 Wine Show Judges please click HERE. For further information, please contact Lauren Hansen, LCWS Committee, on Mob. 0409 090 598 or visit limestonecoastwine.com.au


2016 Wine Show Trophy Winners

Arthur Hoffmann Trophy for Viticulturist of Best Wine
sponsored by CCL Label
Peter Balnaves
Best Alternative Red Variety (other than SHZ, MER, CS)
sponsored by Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Council
No award
Best Blended Red
sponsored by Padthaway Wine Region
2015 Wynns Coonawarra Estate Cabernet Shiraz Merlot
Best Chardonnay
sponsored by VA Filtration
2015 Balnaves Chardonnay
Best Individual Vineyard Wine
sponsored by Must@Coonawarra
Pepper Tree Wines
Best Rosé Trophy
sponsored by Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Council
No award
Bill Redman Trophy for Best Wine
sponsored by Vinpac International
2013 Pepper Tree 'Elderslee Road' Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon
Chief of Judges Wine To Watch
sponsored by Lawrences Irrigation
2016 Tidswell Wines Heathfield Vermentino
Colin Kidd Trophy for Best White Wine
sponsored by Limestone Coast Local Government Association
2015 Balnaves Chardonnay
David Wynn Trophy for the Best Red Wine
sponsored by Cooperages 1912
2013 Pepper Tree 'Elderslee Road' Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon
Eric Brand Trophy for Best Shiraz
sponsored by Lallemand
2014 Limestone Coast Wines The Hidden Sea Shiraz
Ewen Fergusson McBain Trophy for Best Museum Wine
sponsored by Hahn Corporation
2005 Majella Cabernet
H.R. (Ron) Haselgrove Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon
sponsored by Wrattonbully Wine Region
2013 Pepper Tree 'Elderslee Road' Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon
International Judges' Award
sponsored by Seguin Moreau
2014 Majella Shiraz
Karl Seppelt Trophy for Best White Wine, excluding Chardonnay
sponsored by Collotype Labels
2016 Cellarmasters Lysander Limestone Coast Sauvignon Blanc
Most Successful Exhibitor
sponsored by Kauri
Leconfield Wines
Peter Wehl Trophy for Best Merlot
sponsored by Mt Benson - Robe
2015 Leconfield Merlot
Small Batch and Experimental Wines Award
sponsored by Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Council
2015 Leconfield Petit Verdot
Wine of Provenance
sponsored by Torresan Estate Wine Bottlers
Majella Cabernet 2014, 2009, 2004

https://www.limestonecoast.com.au/