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Recession busting winery of the year

The recession doesn’t mean Australians have to go without great wine. One of Australia’s oldest wineries, Angove Family Winemakers, has been again recognised for its ability to provide great quality wine to households on a budget.

Angove Family Winemakers has been named the 'Recession Busting Winery of the Year' by renowned Australian wine writer Campbell Mattinson in his influential Big Red Wine Book.

“Given the economic climate this year's Big Red Wine Book took a more 'budget' view of wine, and launched a special award for the winery best equipped to help wine consumers through it,” Mattinson writes in the Big Red Wine Book.

“Angove's is that winery.

“If ever there were a time for a special award, it's now, and if ever a winery deserved it, it's Angove Family Winemakers.

“Wine after wine, whenever we tasted an Angove red it made us do a double-take. How can it only cost that much? Some of the wines are under $10, most are under $15 and pretty much all of them are under $20 — and they're all good.

“This is recession-busting red winemaking at its brilliant best."

Angove Family Winemakers also won the Organic/Biodynamic Wine of the Year for its 2007 Organic Shiraz Cabernet.

“This thoroughly delicious wine proves that organic excellence can be achieved affordably — which isn't just good news for consumers, but is good news for the industry, too,” the Big Red Wine Book states.

Angove’s director of sales and marketing Tim Boydell said the winery prides itself on its ability to provide high quality wine at an affordable price.

“We have a strong focus on value-for-money wine,” Boydell said.

“We understand the strain on most household budgets and while discretionary consumer spending has taken a cut in recent times, our sales have grown across Australia.

“Consumers are making smarter choices in tighter economic times and not compromising on quality.

“The reality is you don’t need to pay too much for a great bottle of Australian wine," he said.

“Organic produce is one of the fastest growing consumer categories and we are keen to position ourselves in this market."

Angove Family Winemakers is a 5th generation family-owned and operated company. The 123-year-old company is based in Renmark but has operations across Australia and exports to more than 30 countries worldwide.

The Big Red Wine Book includes reviews for more than 1000 red wines, including more than 500 new releases across all prices and styles.



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