Covering the Goulburn and Murray valleys

Sanguine Estate wins top wine award

The Hunter family’s Sanguine Estate has taken out the premier Heathcote Wine Show award, the Grand Terroir, for a second year.

August 5, 2014 3:06am

Wine show chairman, Graeme Quigley, (left) with Sanguine Estate’s Jodi Marsh, Mark Hunter and Tony Hunter and chairman of judges Brian Walsh

The Hunter family’s Sanguine Estate has taken out the premier Heathcote Wine Show award, the Grand Terroir, for a second year.

The award was presented on Saturday night following two days of judging by a panel chaired by new Australian Grape and Wine Authority acting chairman, former Yalumba chief winemaker Brian Walsh.

Mr Walsh told Heathcote winemakers the standard of their wines had stepped up another notch in the past year.

‘‘We have looked for wines with balance and harmony, wines with grace,’’ Mr Walsh said.

Mr Walsh said the Heathcote Wine Show was a celebration for the region’s winemaking community.

‘‘Heathcote has a lot of respect in the Australian wine community.’’

Sanguine Estate, established by Tony and Linda Hunter, near Mt Ida, had two of the three finalists in the Grand Terroir which judged for a wine’s quality, consistency and style across three shiraz wines spanning a minimum of four vintages for one singular wine label.

Other finalists were Sanguine’s winning 2013 Grand Terroir wine the Progeny Shiraz and Heathcote Estate’s Single Vineyard Shiraz.

Wine show committee chairman Graeme Quigley said judges had awarded 19 gold medals for the 2014 show.

‘‘The show puts our wines under the scrutiny of highly respected judges from around Australia and the number of gold medals awarded this year again reinforces the standing of Heathcote wines on the national and international stages,’’ Mr Quigley said.


Other winners included:

Best shiraz: Heathcote Wine Hub 2012 Wine Hub Shiraz.

Best wine other than shiraz: Downing Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Best single vineyard wine: She Oak Hill 2012 Estate Shiraz

White Table Wines Vintage 2012-14 trophy and gold medal: Chalmers 2012 Montevecchio Bianco.

comments powered by Disqus
Shepparton logo

McKenzie is new man at helm of Congupna

Tyson McKenzie is returning to Congupna as senior coach as The Road seeks to turn around their fortunes on the football field.

shepp mags

The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.

Echuca mag

Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.


Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.


Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.