Swan Valley Wine Awards 2017 – The Results

Wine Blogger Travelling CorkscrewIt’s always one of my favourite nights of the year. It’s a chance to get glammed up and catch up with a lot of the Swan Valley wine producers in the one spot. Not to mention a chance to celebrate the wonderful Swan Valley and its fabulous wines. This years Singapore Airlines Swan valley Wine Show was no exception, I had a fab night at the wine awards dinner and a huge congrats to not only the winners on the night but everyone who makes this wine region so wonderful.

Before I get stuck into the results, I want to take this opportunity to thank the Swan Valley Winemakers Association for inviting me along to the dinner. I was even lucky enough to be sitting with the international guest judge, and Master of Wine, Fongyee Walker. Naturally there was a mandatory selfie! Also on our table were the fab Yurisich brothers and their wives.

Master of Wine Fongyee Walker & Travelling Corkscrew

(For those selfie lovers out there, Fongyee enlightened me about the Beauty Cam app which I tested out on the above picture)
It was so lovely to meet Fongyee, and I even managed to capture part of her speech on the night which you can check out on my Facebook page here.

Now without further adieu here are the trophy winners from the Swan Valley Wine Show 2017:

2017 Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wine Show
Trophy List

Best Sparkling Wine
Sitella Grand Vintage 2012
(Stunning wine FYI, check out my tasting note here)

Best Verdelho
Faber Vineyard Swan Valley Verdelho 2013

Best Small Producer (less than 35 tonnes)
Jarrah Ridge Wines

Best Non Greater Perth Zone Red or White Wine
Mandoon Estate Margaret River Reserve Chardonnay 2016

Best 2017 Dry White Wine of Show
Strongybark Winery Verdelho 2017

Alan Dinneen Memorial Trophy
Jarrah Ridge Reserve Shiraz 2016

Best White Wine or Blend (other than Verdelho)
Sittella Museum Release Silk 2009

Best Red wine or Blend (other than Shiraz)
Sittella Avant Garde Grenache 2016

Best Swan Valley White Table Wine
Sittella Museum Release Silk 2009

Best Shiraz or Shiraz Dominant Blend
Aldersyde Estate Shiraz 2015

Best Swan Valley Red Table Wine
Sittella Avant Garde Grenache 2016

Best Fortified Wine of Show
Sittella Liqueur Muscat

The West Australian Media Trophy Award for Most Successful Producer

City of Swan Trophy – Exhibitor whose 5 or more entires gained the highest average score
Houghton Wines

Singapore Airlines Premium Trophy for Best Table Wine of Show
Sittella Museum Release Silk 2009

A big congrats again to everyone who entered. Here are the Gold Medal winners:

  • Sittella 2012 Grand Vintage Sparkling Wine
  • Mandoon Estate 2016 Reserve Chardonnay
  • Houghton Wines 2017 Small Batch Rose
  • Sittella 2013 Cane Cut Verdelho
  • Hought Wines 2013 C.W. Ferguson Cabernet Malbec
  • Mandoon Estate 2015 Research Station Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Houghton Wines 2015 Small Batch Rojo Grande
  • Jane Brook Estate 2016 Malbec
  • Stringybark Winery 2017 Verdelho
  • Faber Vineyard 2013 Swan Valley Verdelho
  • Riverbank Estate Winery 2004 Verdelho
  • John Kosovich 2011 Chenin Blanc
  • John Kosovich 2013 Chenin Blanc
  • Sittella Winery 2009 Reserve Silk White Blend
  • Jarrah Ridge Wines 2016 Reserve Shiraz
  • Faber Vineyard 2016 Riche Shiraz
  • Sittella Winery 2015 Coffee Rock Shiraz
  • Aldersyde Estate 2015 Shiraz
  • Pinelli Estate Wines 2014 Reserve Shiraz
  • Upper Reach Estate 2015 Reserve Shiraz
  • Sittella Winery Avant-Garde 2016 Grenache
  • Sittella Winery 2014 Petit Verdot
  • Talijancich Wines 2007 Pedro Ximenez
  • Houghton Wines NV Cellar Reserve Rare Liqueur
  • Faber Vineyard NV Swan Valley Liqueur Muscat
  • Talijancich Wines NV 1961 Reserve Muscat
  • Sittella Winery NV Reserve Brown Muscat
  • Talijancich Wines NV Rare Tawny
  • Pinelli Estate Wines NV Grand Tawny

And here’s a copy of the full results booklet from the 2017 Swan Valley Wine Show.

I won’t babble any further. But I will leave you with some pictures from the night (click to enlarge) while I go and consult my wine flu blog post 😉

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