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Australia takes home gold

Adelaide based wine company, Marlargo Wines, was yesterday awarded 2 Gold Medals in the highly regarded ‘Denver International Wine Competition’. The 2006 Denver International Wine Competition attracted over 400 entrants from around the world, with 5 medals being awarded to Australian wineries. Marlargo took home two of the five and was the only Aussie to win Gold. Simon Austerberry, Managing Director of Marlargo Wines said, “International success for a boutique wine producing company like ours is just amazing and a testament to the quality of wine that can be produced in Australia.”

Marlargo’s, “Bolero” Riesling was awarded a Gold Medal in the 2006 Best Dry Riesling category. Described as fresh, feisty and vivacious the Riesling comes from fruit harvested from mature Sevenhill vines in the Clare Valley. Simon Austerberry said, “We pride ourselves on sourcing premium grapes from the best vineyards Australia has to offer. This is Marlargo’s first Riesling and we are very excited about the future for not only our Riesling but the entire range”.

Marlargo received their second Gold Medal for the 2006 Best Wine Label Series. The Denver Wine executives believe that “wine label design is a very important ingredient of wine sales and marketing.” Marlargo’s uniquely designed wine labels were judged by a panel of recognised professional graphic designers, art directors and wine retailers on their graphics, color schemes, font style, font size and overall appealing creativity.

The Gold awards are closely followed by Marlargo’s great success at this years New Zealand International Wine Show. Marlargo’s 2006 Bolero Riesling and 2004 Latina Cabernet were both awarded Silver at the New Zealand International Wine Show, while their 2005 and 2006 Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blancs stood out against the fierce competition of New Zealand’s world renowned Sauvignon Blanc’s, with both receiving Bronze Medals.

Immediate plans for Marlargo are to continue negotiations with Australian distributors, finalize current negotiations with a major National Restaurant chain, use their solid foundations to push into international markets such as the USA and not to be forgotten Simon assures, “we are also busy focusing on the up coming 2007 vintage.”

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