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Shingleback celebrates another top award
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Shingleback was named as the Overseas Producer of the Year at the 2007 Mundus Vini International Wine Awards in Germany last week. Mundus Vini is the most important wine competition in Germany. This year 4925 wines from 35 countries greeted the judges. Shingleback won six Gold Medals, led by the 2005 D Block McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon, which won the Jimmy Watson Trophy at last years’ Royal Melbourne Wine Show. The other five gold medals went to the 2004 and 2005 D Block Shiraz, the 2004 D Block Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2005 Shingleback Show Reserve Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Co- owner and winemaker and John Davey was elated, saying “For Shingleback and McLaren Vale to win this award is a great testament to what we do and to the uniqueness of our region. This win follows our nomination in London last year for the IWSC’s Australian Producer of the Year, and a succession of awards which include earning a five star rating from James Halliday.” Managing director Kym Davey added, “This type of recognition is vital in maintaining Australia’s pre-eminent position in what is an increasingly competitive wine industry. For a medium sized family owned business to achieve such an award is a great boost for our distributors and supporting retailers and restaurateurs.” Shingleback’s estate grown, rich, fruit forward wines are exported to the USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Europe, Scandinavia and Asia. In Australia, national distribution is through Angoves Pty. Ltd.