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2009 Daylesford Wine Show rewards local winemakers

Lancefield vineyard Curly Flat has received the Lake House Trophy for wine of show for its 2006 Pinot Noir at the recent Daylseford Wine Show.

The wine was also the winner of the Mercato Trophy for best Pinot Noir as well as gaining a gold medal in its class.

The eighth annual Daylesford Wine Show was open to wines from eligible vineyards and winemakers located in the Macedon Ranges GI and adjoining areas, including the Kilmore, Heathcote, Bendigo, Ballarat and Sunbury regions.

Chief judge Greg Baldwin says the show presents wines from opposite ends of the spectrum from the warmer environs of the Heathcote area, to the cool, high altitude vineyards of the Ballarat region.

“Regional wine shows are really about ‘improving the breed’ and benchmarking the achievements of local producers,” he said.

“They also present an important opportunity to raise the profile of the region and especially the smaller volume winemakers and help in promoting their wines to major metropolitan markets like Melbourne.”

The Baird & MacGregor Trophy for best sparkling wine was awarded to Captains Creek Organic Wines for their 2004 Sparkling Chardonnay/Pinot Noir.

The Peppers Springs Retreat Trophy for best white wine was awarded to Lake Cooper Estate for their 2009 Chardonnay produced from their vineyard north of Heathcote.

The Farmers Arms Trophy for the best Shiraz was awarded to Faraday Ridge Wines from Harcourt for their 2008 Shiraz.

Full 2009 Daylesford Wine Show results and further information can be obtained by emailing Miranda Jones on

Visit www.daylesfordwineshow.com for more information.

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