Vintage Cellars announce Best Of Awards 2017
Wesfarmers’ Vintage Cellars has recognised 21 different alcoholic beverages as part of its annual Best Of Awards for 2017.
The awards have been running for seven years and are judged by an expert panel.
This year’s winners are as follows:
|Best Of Awards 2017 Winners|
|Best Of Wine and Champagne|
|Winemaker Of the Year||n/a||Kym Tesuner|
|Best Non-Vintage Champagne||Delamotte Brut NV||Didier Depond|
|Best Sparkling||Brown Brothers Patricia Pinot Chardonnay Brut||Cate Looney|
|Best Value White||Tahbilk Marsanne||Alister Purbrick|
|Best Premium White||Soumah Hexham Chardonnay||Scott McCarthy|
|Best Overall Wine/ Best Value Red||Squealing Pig Syrah||Spring Timlin|
|Best Premium Red||Two Paddocks Pinot Noir||Sam Neill|
|Best International||Wente Chardonnay||Karl Wente|
|Best Rosé||Manon Rosé||Pierres Viellescazes|
|Best of Beer|
|Best Australian Craft Beer||Little Creatures Dog Days Summer Ale|
|Best International Craft Beer||Tuatara Tomahawk|
|Best Premium/International Beer||Estrella Damm Lager|
|Best New Beer||Brewdog Elvis Juice|
|Brewer of the Year||Little Creatures|
|Best of Spirits|
|Best New World Whisky||Starward Wine Cask Single Malt Whisky|
|Best Old World Whisky||The Balvenie 12YO Doublewood Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
|Best Gin||St George Terroir Gin|
|Best Vodka||Vdka 6100|
|Best Cider||Orchard Thieves Crisp Apple Cider|
|Best New Spirit||Bruichladdich Classic Laddie|
|Distiller of the Year||St George Spirits|
The 2017 Winemaker of the Year, Kym Tesuner, who also won Best Wine 2016, said the awards have had a real-time impact of her business, Teusner Wines.
“The exposure has been amazing,” she said.
“We have been plugging away with this blend of Shiraz and Mataro for years, truly believing it should be the most recognised style coming out of the Barossa. When Vintage Cellars discovered it as 2016’s Wine of the Year, two of our vintages sold out in just four weeks,” Tesuner said.
Vintage Cellars Marketing Manager, Jon Yarnall, said the awards provide a guide to consumers.
“The Best Of Awards is a celebration of the wine, beer, spirits and cider that captivated our palates over the past year and stood out from the pack,” he said.
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