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McLaren Vale Judge impressed by Granite Belt wines at New England wine show

The New England Wine Show judges were very impressed by the standard of the Granite Belt wines submitted to the show. The judges were from McLaren Vale, Orange and the Hunter Valley and they were not expecting to see such outstanding wines from Queensland.

Lucas Estate was highly commended after the award of two Golds, one Silver and two awards at the show. Their Gordon Shiraz has confirmed its pedigree: the 2004 won Gold at the 2005 Queensland Wine Awards and now the 2005 vintage, at its first show, received Gold and the Award for Best Young Red Wine of the Show. The 2005 Estate Merlot has already received two Silver Medals this year so the Gold confirmed its consistency.

The owners of Lucas Estate, Colin Sellers and Louise Samuel, are particularly proud that all these medals were awarded to Estate grown grapes processed in their micro winery. Colin has worked very hard in the vineyard to produce high quality grapes and then carried on his meticulous work throughout the wine making process to create excellent finished wine.

Kominos Wines also had excellent results at the show with two Silver medals and three bronze medals reaffirming the quality of their 2005 red wines.

Such consistent top awards for the Granite Belt can only help convince the rest of Australia that Queensland can, and is, producing wine that matches the highest standards in Australia.

Granite Belt Results: Amber Hill Chardonnay Verdelho 2005: Bronze Amber Hill Shiraz 2004: Bronze Harrington Glen Verdelho 2005: Bronze Harrington Glen Verdelho 2006: Bronze Kominos Wines Silver Label Reserve Shiraz 2005: Bronze Kominos Wines Estate Reserve Shiraz 2005: Bronze Kominos Wines Winemakes Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005: Silver Kominos Wines Winemakes Reserve Merlot 2005: Bronze Kominos Wines Estate Reserve Merlot 2005: Silver Lucas Estate The Gordon Estate Shiraz 2005: Gold, Award for Best Young Red Wine of Show Lucas Estate Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005: Silver Lucas Estate Estate Merlot 2005: Gold, Award for Best Alternative Red Wine of Show

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