Trophies galore for Home Hill

Home Hill won four trophies at the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Awards. (Photo: Home Hill)

Tasmania’s Home Hill has hit another home run, winning four trophies, for the best pinot noir, best red wine of show, best red wine of show and best estate grown and produced wine at the 2018 Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Awards. Its 2017 Home Hill Estate Pinot Noir triumphed; last year it was the 2015 Home Hill Kelly’s Reserve Pinot Noir, the winery’s top label, that won the same four trophies.

It was no flash in the pan: two vintages of Home Hill Kelly’s Reserve Pinot Noir also won golds this year, the 2017 and 2016.

The full list of trophies

Several ‘repeat offenders’ popped up to greet the judges this year, apart from the Home Hill pinot.

Coolangatta Estate – no stranger to the semillon awards here over the years – repeated its success of last year, this time with its top label, Wollstonecraft; last year it was the regular 2009 Semillon. The ’09 Semillon did win a gold again this year.

Brash Vineyards repeated its success of last year winning the cabernet sauvignon trophy.

As well, looking at the gold medal winners, Mandoon Estate had a great show, winning golds for its 2016 and 2015 Research Station Reserve Cabernet Sauvignons, as well as its trophies for the Reserve Syrah and Cabernet Merlot.

Grace Farm of Margaret River won golds for both its 2017 and 2016 chardonnays.

Montalto of Mornington Peninsula won two gold medals and three silvers in the pinot noir class.

NSW Central Ranges vineyard Twisted River Wines, which won the shiraz trophy last year, got up again, with its 2016 vintage winning a gold. Last year’s winner was the 2016 Shiraz Viognier.

Hugo of McLaren Vale, whose 2017 Grenache won a trophy, also landed a gold for its 2017 Shiraz Cabernet.

Steve Baraglia’s Naked Run, which won the riesling trophy, also landed golds with its Hill 5 Shiraz Cabernet 2017 and The First Riesling 2017.

And Margaret River’s Gralyn, which won the chardonnay trophy, also scored a gold in the fortified class with its consistent Museum Muscat, which has won the trophy in the past.

Hearty congratulations to all.

Click here for the full results.

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