17 Trophies awarded at Langton’s Margaret River Wine Show

The 2017 Langton’s Margaret River Wine Show attracted 110 exhibitors and 764 entries to Ramada Resort in Dunsborough last week. A staggering 427 medals were awarded, representing 56% entries and the depth of quality in the region.

In addition to the 80 Gold, 100 Silver and 247 Bronze medals, the following major trophies and awards were presented at the 16th Wine Show Gala Dinner:

Langton’s Trophy for Wine of Show
Nocturne Chardonnay 2016

Seguin Moreau Trophy for Red Wine of Show
Mandoon Estate Research Station Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Labelmakers Group Trophy for White Wine of Show
Nocturne Chardonnay 2016

Vinline Mobile Bottling for Most Successful Exhibitor
Evans & Tate

Langton’s Trophy for Best Wine of Provenance
Heydon Estate WG Grace Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, 2008, 2014

Singapore Airlines International Judge’s Trophy
Redgate Wines Shiraz 2016

SCT Logistics Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Mandoon Estate Research Station Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Capel Storage & Transport Trophy for Best Chardonnay
Stella Bella Chardonnay 2016

Tonnellerie de Mercurey Trophy for Best Single Vineyard Red
Knotting Hill Jack Gordon Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

All results from the 2017 Langton’s Margaret River Wine Show are available at www.margaretriver.wine.

The annual Viticulture Excellence Award was won by John Fogarty of Deep Woods Estate.

The Vinicultural Excellence Award chair of judges, Corrina Wright, said all three finalists this year were very strong applicants and it was a difficult award to judge.

“John Fogarty demonstrated innovative practices to restore neglected vineyards back to award winning quality across vast and diverse climates,” Ms Wright said.

“This year’s judging team were again very impressed at the depth of quality at the show, particularly with the varieties that spearhead the region – Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The 80 gold medals attest to a region that is batting well above its size on the national scene.

“Not to be forgotten, a strong showing of silver and bronze medals, all wines that are exemplary examples of their variety and style. Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon continue to impress, and the rise and rise of delicious dry Rose from the region only seems to gather more momentum.”