2023 Perth Hills Wine Show – crushed it!

Lawnbrook Estate took out Wine of Show at the 24th Labelmakers Perth Hills Wine Show, held last Friday evening.  This annual event celebrates local wine producers from across the region. The winery’s 2023 Vermentino was the highest-scoring wine of the show and also earned them Best White Wine. Vigneron Bruce Wilson, said this was a variety he’s wanted to create a wine from for a long time and was thrilled to have been able to secure fruit from the region this year.  About 95 guests attended the show and this year’s inductee as Life Member of the Perth Hills Vignerons Association was Patrick Bertola (previously of Lion Mill Vineyard). There were 82 entries across eight classes in 2023, with 4 gold, 15 silver and 46 bronze medals awarded.

The Perth Hills Wine Region stretches from Chittering Valley in the north down to Serpentine in the south and includes the Bickley-Carmel region, one of the closest wine regions to the CBD.

This year’s judges were Cath Oates of Oates Edge Wines (Chief Judge); Megs Kopke, founder and owner of Morevino and Paul Edwards, wine writer for The West Australian. Chief judge Cath Oates said the region is going from strength to strength and producing some excellent alternative varieties.

“The judging was really exciting and it was great to see a good spread of results across the entries” she said.

A full list of winners is below:

Wine of Show – 2023 Vermentino (Lawnbrook Estate)

Most Successful Exhibitor – Myattsfield Vineyard

Chairman’s Trophy – Wine Showing Most Distinctive Regional Character – 2023 Verdelho (Stringybark Winery)

Best Dry Red Table Wine – 2022 Reserve Shiraz (Plume Estate Vineyard)

Best Dry White Table Wine – 2023 Vermentino (Lawnbrook Estate)

Best Sparkling Wine – 2018 Pinot Chardonnay (Lawnbrook Estate)

Best Rosé – 2023 Rosé (Myattsfield Vineyard)

John Walsh Memorial Trophy for the Best Shiraz – 2022 Reserve Shiraz (Plume Estate Vineyard)

Best Red Blend – 2022 Cabernet Shiraz (Stringybark Winery)

Best Alternative Variety – 2022 Montepulciano (Myattsfield Vineyard)

ENDS  Contact: Rebekah Wilson – [email protected] 0419 957 060