Corang Estate has scooped the trophy for best Shiraz in show at the Australian Highlands Wine Show, presented at an awards ceremony in Bowral on Friday 28 September.
The trophy, presented on the night by celebrity chef, Adam Liaw was a huge honour. Our 2017 Hilltops Shiraz was up against tough competition from renowned producers across the Australian high country. These were the judges comments on the Shiraz class: “Many highlights among a broad range of styles. Great fruit clarity in the top wines.”
We’re absolutely delighted with the result. We only launched our range of wines this year and we’re very proud and excited to pick up a trophy with our first release Shiraz! Delivering quality wines is central to everything we do, and this trophy clearly puts us on the map as a top producer.
We’re firmly focused on the Southern Tablelands of NSW. Our vineyard in Nerriga is planted with Shiraz and Tempranillo vines, which should start producing fruit in 2020. While our estate-grown vines are developing, we sourced small parcels of top-quality fruit from growers in the Hilltops and Tumbarumba regions, releasing Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Tempranillo and Shiraz wines this year, all of which have picked up medals in recent wine shows. We have also just released a small quantity of Reserve Selection Shiraz that was made from fruit from one of Murrumbateman’s oldest and finest vineyards. In common with many producers, our range going forward is likely to include both estate-grown and bought-in fruit.