Registrations for the 2019 Young Gun of Wine competition are now open, with Australia’s young and emerging winemakers encouraged to take part.

The competition is open to Australian winemakers up to the age of 45, making all kinds of wine, whether traditional, experimental, biodynamic, natural, orange/amber, single vineyard, blended, sparkling or fortified.

Young Gun of Wine judge, Mike Bennie, said: “We’re looking for diversity, creativity, deliciousness, transparency of wine making. Wines that thrill for personality and reflection of winemaker and place.”

Winemakers who have previously participated in the competition are encouraged to enter again and every producer who enters has the option to show their wines at one trade event and one consumer event before the end of 2018.

Rob Mack of Aphelion, the 2018 Young Gun of Wine winner, said: “Young Gun of Wine is a platform to put your brand on the national stage. Just being part of the showcase allows you access to pour at amazing venues to people who are genuinely interested in your wine and story. Progress further in the events, and many doors to the best trade in the country swing open to you.”

Mack will join the Young Gun of Wine tasting panel in 2019 and early bird registrations for the 2019 competition are open until August 10, with full details on the Young Gun of Wine website.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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