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Angove's named Winery of the Year
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Family-owned South Australian winery, Angove’s has been named the Winery of the Year by respected wine commentator Peter Forrestal in the latest edition of his annual wine guide – QUAFF 2008. In announcing the award Peter commented “Angove's is the deserved winner of our Winery of the Year Award although they faced tough competition from Yalumba and last year's winner, De Bortoli. The improvements at Angove's were evident last year but the quality of the wines has continued to get better and their performance over the past twelve months has been exemplary. From 25 wines submitted, 20 have been featured in Quaff 2008: nine of those have rated as Bloody Good and five as Good. It's been great to see the lift in quality with both the table wines and fortifieds.” Also included in the top rating wines were two wines in the Top 20 under $15, 2006 Angove's 'Nine Vines' Viognier and 2006 Angove's 'Long Row' Cabernet Sauvignon – no other wine company had more. The 2006 Long Row cabernet also collected the "Best Red Under $10", whilst the 2006 Long Row Chardonnay collected the award for Best White Under $10, capping off a stellar result for this relatively new Angove's range.
The full list of accolades for Angove's include:
"Bloody Good" 2006 Long Row Cabernet Sauvignon — Best Red Wine Under $10 2006 Long Row Chardonnay — Best White Wine Under $10 2007 Vineyard Select Clare Valley Riesling 2007 Nine Vines Viognier (Short listed for White Wine of the Year) 2007 Nine Vines Grenache Shiraz Rose (Short listed for Pink Wine of the Year) 2006 Red Belly Black Shiraz 2005 Stonegate Petit Verdot (Short listed for Best Red Wine Under $10) Bookmark Tawny Port Bookmark Dry Sherry
"Good" 2007 Long Row Verdelho 2006 Nine Vines Shiraz Viognier 2005 Angove's Vintage Fortified Shiraz Bookmark Cream Sherry Bookmark Medium Sherry
"Pretty Good" 2007 Long Row Riesling 2007 Long Row Sauvignon Blanc 2006 Long Row Shiraz 2007 Butterfly Ridge Colombard chardonnay Bookmark Sweet Sherry
PS Bookmark Marsala
These accolades coincide with a fantastic year that has seen Angove’s wines pick up numerous medals and trophies internationally including 3 Trophies for the outstanding 2006 Nine Vines Rosé and a trophy for the newly released 2007 Long Row Verdelho – great results for wines that retail under the $15 mark. John Angove, Managing Director and the 4th generation Angove to run the company was understandably proud with this achievement. “All facets of the company are working well together – from the massive investment in Vineyard and Winery infrastructure that has helped to boost the quality of the wines, through to production, sales and marketing, our entire team is working with a common purpose to improve the quality and profile of all Angove’s wines. We have 120 years of heritage behind us and are now forging forward — hopefully for the next 120 years and five more generations of family ownership!” Angove’s is the 10th largest winery and the sixth largest exporter of branded wine in Australia with sales in over 30 different countries. Established in 1886 by Dr William Thomas Angove, the company now produces in excess of 1.5 million cases of wine but has retained the ability to craft premium quality wine using the time honoured traditional methods of their forebears perfectly interwoven with the most modern winemaking technology. QUAFF is available at all good bookstores with an RRP of $19.95 and is published by Hardie Grant.