Shaw continues to rack up the awards

Posted by James Ferre on 20th October 2008

Shaw Vineyard Estate continued their startling month on Thursday night by receiving their third trophy in as many weeks. This time it was awarded the ACT Chief Ministers Trophy for its Shaw Vineyard Estate Semi Sweet Riesling 2008 at the Canberra International Riesling Challenge, held at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra.

A truly international success story, with Chairman and recently named Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year, Louisa Rose, and Director of German Wine School, Alexander Kohnen, naming this wine their pick from the Canberra District in 2008.

The Canberra International Riesling Challenge is a highly regarded international competition dedicated to Riesling wines only and aims to showcase the leaders of the Riesling variety.

The competition, in its ninth year, saw record competition with over 500 wines entered and Graeme Shaw of Shaw Vineyard Estate was ecstatic by the win in light of the intense competition.

“We are so proud that our Riesling from our own Estate has taken this top award,” he said.

Shaw Vineyard Estate is a family owned winery producing premium quality wines from its vineyards in the Canberra District, a region renowned for wonderful Riesling, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. In recent weeks it also won two trophies for its Cabernet Merlot and Shiraz Cabernet, and has had two wines named in the Top 40 NSW Wines of 2008.

Established in 1998, on “Olleyville”, the historic 700 acre Murrumbateman fine wool producing property dating back to the mid 19th century, Shaw Vineyard Estate is located just off the Barton Highway between Canberra and Yass. Located in a prime position within what is described as a cool climate region at an elevation of around 640 metres, the Estate is quite unique in that several of the sites with appropriately sloping aspects, and superb soils, have microclimates perfectly suiting the production of outstanding cool climate wines.