The 2017 St Ethels Great Western Shiraz scooped the pool at this year’s Western Victorian Wine Challenge, in the process helping the Grampians retake the Regional Shield from the Pyrenees Region.
After winning the Best Shiraz Trophy, it beat winners of 7 other categories to take Wine of the Show. Thanks to a strong showing with a number of other wines, Grampians Estate also collected the Most Successful Exhibitor Trophy, in the process winning a new French Oak barrel.
This competition is in its 15th year and for wines from Ballarat, Pyrenees, Grampians and Henty wine regions. It differs from other shows in that there are additional prizes for the wines as judged by a panel of consumers.
The Cabernet Shiraz was given a Gold Medal by the Judges and won a prize as the Consumers Best ‘Other Red’ wine.
- 2010 Kellys Welcome – Silver medal
- 2017 GST – Silver
- 2017 Cab/Shz – Gold and Consumers Trophy
- 2017 St Ethels Great Western Shiraz – Gold, Trophy for Best Shiraz, Judges Trophy for best wine of the Show.
- 2017 St Ethels 1878 Vines Shiraz – Gold (only 30 dozen and to be released when we open the 1878 room at the cellar door)
- 2017 Streeton – Silver
Museum wines – 4 out of 5 got Gold. 04 GG Riesling, 05 MG Chy, 01 Maf shz and 06 St Ethels. The latter got the trophy for best red museum wine.
Trophy for the Viticulturalist of the highest pointed single vineyard wine, being the St Ethels.
Results highlight yet again how good the 2017 vintage was. That’s now 8 wines from that vintage which have won gold medals.