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Yarra Valley Wine Show results announced

The results of the 2007 Yarra Valley Wine Show were announced recently at a presentation lunch for nearly 100 guests at Roundstone Winery.

The significant increase in trophy value attracted 329 entries from 67 exhibitors. There were 12 Gold (3.6%), 34 Silver (10.3%) and 86 Bronze (26.1%) medals awarded.

The wines were judged by panel chair Vanya Cullen – Cullen Wines, Philip Rich – Prince Wine Store and Steve Flamsteed – Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander. Associate judges were Adrian Rodda – Oakridge and Caroline Mooney – Yering Station.

The strongest classes were with judges comments in italics were; Class 5 Chardonnay 2006 and older “ Very strong class and a pleasure to judge. Difficult to separate two golds as both were outstanding wines. Very few faulty wines.”

Class 12 Shiraz 2006 “A very strong class with only 2 wines not receiving medals. A pleasure to judge.” Class 17 Shiraz 2005 and older “A delight to judge. Shiraz is a great wine in the Yarra Valley.”

Best White Wine of the show was the 2006 Coldstream Hills Reserve Chardonnay which also won the Best Chardonnay trophy and went on to win the overall Champion Wine of the show and the Chairs Best Wine awards. Best Red Wine of the Show was the 2006 Yering Station Reserve Shiraz/Viognier which also won the Best Shiraz trophy. Best Pinot Noir trophy was won the 2006 St Huberts Pinot Noir and the Best Cabernet Sauvignon trophy was won by 2005 Olsen Wines Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.

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