2011 Dan Murphy Margaret River Wine Show Results

Atlas Wine Group - Tuesday, December 06, 2011
In trying conditions the Judges led by well respected Chair Iain Riggs awarded 376 medals from 761
entries, a medal strike rate of just under 50% with 34 Gold, 85 Silver and 257 Bronze. The following
major trophies and awards were presented:

Most Successful Exhibitor              Xanadu Wines
Best Red Wine of Show                 Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Best White Wine of Show              Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2010
Best Cabernet Sauvignon               Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Best Chardonnay                            Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay 2010
Best Single Vineyard Red               Woodlands ‘Shelley Anne’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Best Single Vineyard White            Cowaramup Wines Margaret River Reserve Chardonnay 2010
Best Exhibition                                 Lenton Brae Chardonnay 2006
Best Cabernet Sauvignon                Amelia Park Cabernet Merlot 2010
Predominant Blend

Best Blends of Sauvignon Blanc
Semillon                                            Brygon Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2011
Best Shiraz                                        Next of Kin Xanadu Shiraz 2010
Best Optimus Alias                            Tigers Tale Cabernet Merlot Shiraz 2010

Iain Riggs said, The 2011 Margaret River Wins How demonstrated that even in not quite ideal
conditions, the great wines of the region stand out. With yet another top vintage behind them in
2011 and on top of 2006 through to 2010, the region is assured of a steady roll call of Trophy and Gold
medal wines. They are a pleasure to judge. Congratulations to the winners and best regards to all
those who lost property during last week’s bushfires.”

Wine Show Chairman Stuart Watson said, “The results again reflect the unwavering focus of the greater
Margaret River wine industry on producing premium fine wines as this is our future. When we couple
this with our wonderful climate and geography with little seasonal variation it naturally lends itself to
the consistent production of internationally competitive premium fine wines”. 

“The Judges and all of those who were part of the Wine Show this year did a great job in difficult circumstances and we appreciate their efforts because with consistent wine show results that we’ve been achieving over recent years the message will become louder and louder that Margaret River is one of the worlds best wine regions in the world”, said Mr Watson.All results from the 2011 Dan Murphy’s Margaret River Wine Show will shortly be available from the Association’s website www.margaretriverwine.org.au

For further information, please contact Stuart Watson, Woodlands Wines & Wine Show Chair on 9755 6226 or Nick Power, CEO, Margaret River
Wine Industry Association on 08 9757 9330 or 0400 516 555.

Source: Wine Companion Online