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Medal success at world's largest competition

Howard Park Wines has collected two Silver Medals at the world’s largest wine competition, the International Wine Challenge in the UK for its 2004 Howard Park Leston Shiraz and 2006 Howard Park Riesling.

Boasting 9,358 entries from 35 different countries, the International Wine Challenge has cemented its place as the biggest blind tasting competition in the world. A large part of the International Wine Challenge’s reputation comes from the quality and experience of its judges. This year, more than 465 winemakers, merchants and writers from around the world took part, including the likes of Oz Clarke and Jancis Robinson MW alongside a panel of more than 40 Masters of Wine.

“Judged by a group of extremely high calibre judges in a competition against the world’s best, these awards confirm Howard Park’s position as a premium Australian wine producer. This award is added to the list of impressive achievements for the 2004 Howard Park Leston Shiraz, which was also recently awarded a Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles in Europe. For the Howard Park Riesling, the medal is added to its list of affirmations, which also includes a position in James Halliday’s Top 100 Wines for 2006 with a rating of 95 points,” says Howard Park Wines owner Amy Burch.

The Leston Shiraz is a single vineyard wine from Howard Park’s Leston vineyard in the Margaret River region of Western Australia.

First released in 1986, The Howard Park Riesling has consistently achieved benchmark status, revealing to the rest of the world the quality of Riesling from the Great Southern region of Western Australia.

A Commendation was also awarded to the 2003 Howard Park Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot at this year’s International Wine Challenge.

For more information visit http://www.internationalwinechallenge.com

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