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Boutique Wines Show success

Over 155 boutique wines were judged and tasted during the Blackwood Valley 2006 WA Boutique Wine Show on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October in Bridgetown. Building on success from last year, the show presented over 55 medals and trophies to exhibitors, promoting boutique wines from across the state.

Blackwood Valley Wine Association’s President, Jennifer Duncan, said “We are really pleased about the success of the event this year. The Exhibitors Function was a great opportunity for all the exhibitors to celebrate the show and to gain feedback from the judges and the Public Tasting Event was a popular place to be on Saturday afternoon with over 155 wines for tasting.”

Ms Duncan emphasised the importance of the show for promoting the Blackwood Valley region as well as all boutique wine producers across the State. “In the future, we are hoping to expand the show and to really make it one of the state’s premium wine shows, as well as a great event overall.”

Trophies were awarded to the following wineries: Farmlink Rural Service Best Blackwood Valley White Wine awarded to Wild Orchid Wines — 2006 Unwooded Chardonnay

Mead Transport & SWAT Trading Best WA White Wine awarded to St Aidan Wines — 2005 Chardonnay

Powertrak Best Blackwood Valley Red Wine awarded to Killinchy — 2005 Shiraz

Visy Board Best WA Red Wine awarded to Freshy Bay — 2004 Shiraz

Best Blackwood Valley Regional Winery Red Wine awarded to Sunnyhurst Estate Winery – 2004 Shiraz

Australia Post Most Successful Blackwood Valley Exhibitor awarded to Wattle Ridge Wines

Whittakers Timber Products Prize for Most Successful Blackwood Valley Exhibitor awarded to Wattle Ridge Wines

Nelson's of Bridgetown Most Successful Overall Exhibitor awarded to Willy Bay

Congratulations to all those who entered wines into the show and to all those who received medals and many thanks to all those who helped to make the show such a great event.

More results from the 2006 Blackwood Valley WA Boutique Wine Show can be found on the Association’s website at www.blackwoodvalleywines.asn.au or by calling 9767 3030.



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