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Victorian wines show 2006

The 26th Victorian Wines Show will be judged at the Broadford Leisure Centre from 24 to 27 October by a panel of Australia’s leading wine show judges. Chairman of Judges for 2006 is acclaimed winemaker and consultant Ian McKenzie. The only wines permitted entry for the judging of Victoria’s state wine show must be one hundred percent Victorian grown and made.

The Awards Presentation Dinner will be held at Mitchelton Winery on Friday night 27 October where guests will taste award winning wines from the previous years show. On Saturday 28 October the Exhibitors and Public Tasting is held at the Broadford Leisure Centre from 11.00am to 2.00pm, attendees can taste over 1300 show wines and purchase a catalogue that includes the points scored and the commercial name of the wine they are tasting. This is a valuable opportunity not only for winemaker’s, media and wine enthusiasts but also the retail and hospitality industries.

The Victorian Wines Show is the states wine show that links a progression of regional wine shows to the next stage of a judging process when those wines suitably adjudicated and marked at the highest level progress to the National Wine Show in Canberra.

This wine show system is the cornerstone of an initiative developed by Australia’s leading lights; previously led by wine legend the late Len Evans OBE AO and foremost winemakers, judges and commentators such as James Halliday, Huon Hooke, and this wine shows long term Director Pauline Davis; the enlightened system is the way to the future of wine show judging in Australia.

Broadford is a short drive from Melbourne and easily accessed from the Hume Freeway. There are good places to eat in Broadford village and nearby historic Kilmore where a leisurely stroll after lunch may unearth a much sort after antique.

For Further information please contact Ian Loftus on (03) 9817 4672.

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