Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Awards trophy winners named

A MATTER OF TASTE: Senior judge Adrian Sparks putting a local shiraz to the test. Picture: Simone De Peak
A MATTER OF TASTE: Senior judge Adrian Sparks putting a local shiraz to the test. Picture: Simone De Peak

RidgeView and Thomas Wines emerged as the big winners in the Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Show awards last night at Crowne Plaza.

RidgeView picked up a major double, winning best white wine of show for their 2009 semillon, and the Karl Stockhausen Trophy for their 2014 chardonnay.

Thomas Wines produced the best red wine of show for their 2016 TW2 shiraz.

Chairman of judges Keith Tulloch was impressed by the overall quality of wines on offer, especially as many were from the challenging 2015 and 2016 vintages.

“The quality was impressive, no doubt about it,” he said.

“Shiraz and semillon were the stand-outs just as they always are, and there was some very good chardonnay tasted too.”

Mr Tulloch said some of the lesser known Italian varietals such as fiano and barbera were really starting to shine as well. 

ON THE JOB: Chairman of judges Keith Tulloch.

ON THE JOB: Chairman of judges Keith Tulloch.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS: 

CLASS 1—SPECIFIC VINTAGE REDS— SHIRAZ

Thomas Wines - 2016 (TW2)

CLASS 3—OPEN VINTAGE REDS—SHIRAZ

David Hook - 2014 (DH2)

CLASS 4—CURRENT VINTAGE WHITES– SEMILLON

Hart & Hunter

CLASS 6—CURRENT VINTAGE WHITES—VERDELHO

Stomp Wines

CLASS 7—2016 VINTAGE WHITES—SEMILLON

Hart & Hunter

CLASS 8—2016 VINTAGE WHITES—CHARDONNAY

Horner Wines

CLASS 9—OPEN VINTAGE WHITES—SEMILLON

RidgeView Wines - 2009

CLASS 10—OPEN VINTAGE WHITES—CHARDONNAY

RidgeView Wines - 2014

CLASS 13—OPEN VINTAGE REDS—SHIRAZ—Reg 2

Tintilla Estate - 2014

CLASS 14—CURRENT VINTAGE WHITES—2017 SEMILLON—Reg 2

Two Rivers Wines

CLASS 19—OPEN VINTAGE WHITES—SEMILLON—Reg 2

Two Rivers Wines - 2013

CLASS 20—OPEN VINTAGE WHITES—CHARDONNAY—Reg 2

Pretty Dog Vineyard - 2015

 CLASS 30—OPEN VINTAGE REDS—VARIETALS

David Hook - 2014 Barbera

CLASS 32—CURRENT VINTAGE WHITES—VARIETALS

Mount Eyre Vineyard - Fiano

CLASS 35—OPEN VINTAGE WHITES—VARIETALS

Pokolbin Estate Vineyard - 2007 Riesling

CLASS 38—SWEET WHITE TABLE WINE

RidgeView Wines - 2006 Botrytis Semillon

CLASS 43—ROSE STYLE OPEN VINTAGE

Hart & Hunter - 2017 Shiraz

BEST WHITE WINE OF SHOW

RidgeView Wines - 2009 Semillon

BEST RED WINE OF SHOW

Thomas Wines - 2016 Shiraz (TW2)

KARL STOCKHAUSEN TROPHY

RidgeView Wines - 2014 Chardonnay

DR RAY HEALEY TROPHY

David Hook - 2014 Shiraz (DH2)