By Amy Looker
Judging commenced this morning (Nov 9) at the Vintage Cellars National Wine Show of Australia.
Regarded as one of Australia’s most prestigious wine shows, the show attracts the highest quality of entries from Australia and New Zealand, with wines only entitled to enter if they have previously been awarded a medal at a capital city or an approved regional show.
Trophies in all classes are therefore highly sought after as they represent the ‘best of the best’ wines awarded on the Australian wine show circuit.
Over 1280 entries were received this year, with tasting to take place over four days before the highest-scoring wines are tasted again to determine the 24 trophy winners.
Australia’s youngest ever chairman, Tom Carson, will be joined by two international judges on the judging panel, Matthew Jukes from the UK and New Zealand’s Larry McKenna, who will judge alongside 10 Australian judges and nine associate judges.
The results of the show will be announced at a gala dinner on Thursday, 19 November, held at Parliament House.