Monthly Archives: October 2013

Pleasing Results ASWS for Qld Producers

October 25th, 2013 (No Comments)

The Australian Small Winemakers Show held in Stanthorpe yielded a pleasing haul of medals for Queensland producers. From 205 Queensland wines entered 58 received medals. Overall the show received 1409 entries from producers of less than 500tonnes and from all Australian States and New Zealand. Symphony Hill Wines from the Granite Belt received trophies for […]

Efforts of Viticulture Pioneers Acknowledged

October 25th, 2013 (No Comments)

A special presentation of the Samuel Bassett Award by the Queensland Wine Industry Association was made to Calvin Winks and Preben Jacobsen at the ASWS presentation dinner. The recipients were named at the recent Queensland Wine Awards but this dinner enabled the presentation to be made in person. They were instrumental in the 70’s in  […]

Sirromet wins Gold at Austrian Wine Challenge in Vienna

October 1st, 2013 (No Comments)

Sirromet Wines has won two gold medals at the 2013 Austrian Wine Challenge in Vienna for products in its Le Sauvage ‘wild yeast’ range made from Granite Belt fruit. The Queensland company’s gold medal-winning wines were a newly-released 2010 Le Sauvage Shiraz Viognier, and a 2009 Le Sauvage Chardonnay. The competition in Vienna attracted 12,299 […]

Queenslander Shines in James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge

October 1st, 2013 (No Comments)

Ridgemill Estate 2012 Chardonnay is in good company being awarded 94 points and a regional winner in the James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge. This show attracts the best chardonnay wines from all over the country. Granite Belt was one of only ten regions in Australia that had wines scoring 94+.  Winemaker Peter McGlashan has produced some […]