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Vintage Wineworx cleans up at Timber Towns Show
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A remarkable precedent has been set by the winemaking team at The Vintage Wineworx this month, with the winery scooping Best Wine, Best Shiraz and Best Red at the RSM Bird Cameron Timber Towns Regional Wine Show held in Manjimup.
The contract winery collected over 10 medals, with client Rosenthal Wines, winning Trophies for Best Wine and Best Red of the Show for its 2005 Rosenthal Cabernet Shiraz and Best Shiraz of the Show for its 2005 Rosenthal Richings Shiraz. Best Bottle Fermented Wine of the Show was also won by Rosenthal Wines for its 2005 Rosenthal Sparkling Shiraz.
Other Wineworx clients which also received awards included Hidden River Estate who won a silver medal for the 2007 Hidden River Chardonnay and Bellarmine Wines who collected four bronze.
Senior Winemaker, Dr Di Miller, said she was delighted with the outstanding results and believed the awards were a strong indication of the premium wines being produced out of the region.
“The Timber Towns Regional Show is an important event on the State’s wine show calendar as it brings together three of the newest wine regions in Australia — Blackwood Valley, Manjimup and Pemberton,” she said.
“Judging is performed at Australian standards and provides a good indication of The Vintage Wineworx rating against other wineries in regions throughout Australia. The results at The Timber Towns Regional Show illustrate our team’s commitment to making the best wines possible,” Dr Miller said.
The Vintage Wineworx completed a $1 million expansion of its productions facilities in October 2007. Officially opened by wine writer and wine judge, James Halliday, the expansion included a 650m² barrel room, logistics centre and state-of-the-art Italian made 'Firmer' bottling line.
Now occupying over 1,500m², with the capacity to crush 1000 tonnes and produce over 700,000 litres of premium wine, The Vintage Wineworx is fast becoming one of the most highly regarded contract wineries in Australia.