By Andy Young

Julie Mortlock, the senior winemaker with De Bortoli has been shortlisted for the 2016 Sweet Winemaker of the Year award at the International Wine Challenge.

Mortlock (pictured) is the custodian on De Bortoli’s Noble One dessert wine and is just one of three females to have been nominated at the awards, which are regarded as being one of the finest and most meticulously judged wine competitions.

Speaking after being shortlisted, Mortlock said: “It’s a privilege to be a part of the De Bortoli family business with their commitment to producing premium wines that can be appreciated by different palates across the globe.”

Mortlock has been with De Bortoli for 26 years and the company’s executive director Victor De Bortoli congratulated Mortlock on her nomination.

“Julie’s wine making prowess plays a key role in building our international profile and helping us to capitalise on growing global demand for high quality Australian wine,” he said.

“Of all the international wine awards, the International Wine Challenge is the one where you want recognition. It is so well known globally, especially by the UK supermarkets where we want to grow our sales and market share.”

The IWC winners will be announced at a special event, which takes place in London on 7 July.

The Shout Team

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