Best Italian Red Wine Variety Trophy

Vineyard 28 is awarded the Best Italian Red Wine Variety Trophy at the

2018 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show.

The 2018 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show is held during the first week of November each year in Mildura, Victoria. The 2018 Show saw 805 entries received from 207 exhibitors, from 62 wine regions across Australia, and encompassed 101 unique grape varieties. The show is more than a forum for wines that fall outside the mainstream. It encourages cutting-edge judging procedures and provides a host of social and educational events that promote the sharing of knowledge and ideas of the lesser known grapes.

Vineyard 28 is very please to announce that they were awarded the

Best Italian Red Wine Variety Trophy, sponsored by CHR Hansen,

for the 2018 Dolcetto.

This is the first vintage of this wine for Vineyard 28. Dolcetto is a black Italian grape variety, known for its low levels of acidity and tendency to be ready for an early harvest. This fruit is grown at the Wildwater Vineyard site in the hills behind Harvey. Full of flavours and vibrant with red berry fruit, sarsparilla, hints of rosewater, grainy herbs, cedar and spices, a wine that is drinking well whilst young and fresh.

 

Meg Kopke receiving award on behalf of Vineyard 28
Meg Kopke receiving the award on behalf of Vineyard 28, from sponsor CHR Hansen.

Winemaker, Mark Cumbers was ‘over the moon‘ when he received the call to advise he’d received a Trophy for the Dolcetto. Thank you to our colleague Meg Kopke who was attending the Awards Long Lunch this year, and accepted the trophy on our behalf.  Receiving this Trophy is great recognition for being one of the Geographe Wine Region’s pioneers of the lesser known grape varieties.

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Wildwater Block

Just been away up in the hills this morning to our Wildwater site to check on the muscat vines.
Don’s girls – the guinea fowl – keeping an eye on us whilst we worked.
All looking good – should be taking a first crop off this patch in 2016.

March 10, 2015

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Beautiful early morning up at Wildwater vineyard training the new Moscato.
Check out the growth on the new graft.

Feb 10, 2015

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A detailed photo of what the muscat grafts are looking like after docking the parent vine this morning,
and a general view of how the Wildwater Block is looking. Beautiful morning to be up in the Harvey Hills.

January 8, 2015

Wildwater Block 2

Wildwater Block

Well whilst some have been winding down from Christmas celebrations and getting ready for New Year,
here at Vineyard 28 we do it a little differently. Been away early the last two mornings to beat the heat,
up to the Wildwater Vineyard to spend some time looking after the Muscat grafts. Excellent growth overall.

December 31, 2014

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