One of the Western Australia’s youngest wine regions, Geographe celebrated another good vintage at the annual Geographe Wine Show Awards night in Bunbury on 24 September 2015.
Congratulations go to Talisman Wines who took out the Wine of the Show with their 2014 ‘Gabrielle’ Chardonnay. They also took out the Best White Wine and Best Chardonnay titles.
Pictured here is ANZ's Brett Stacey, Victor Bertola from Talisman accepting award and winemaker Peter Stanlake.
Geographe Wine Region covers the area from Harvey to Capel and Busselton along the coast then up to the Darling Scarp taking in the Ferguson Valley and Donnybrook. It has a wonderful range of terroir and is really starting to produce some very good wines, including some of the better alternative wines in the state.
Other award winners included:
Best red wine – Bakkheia 2014 Aequitas
Best Shiraz – Crooked Brook 2014
Best Cabernet Sauvignon – St Aidan 2013
Best Red Varietal – Harvey River Estate 2014 Fishbone Merlot
Best Red Blend – Ferguson Hart Estate 2014 GSM
Best White Varietal – Bakkheia 2015 Different Drummer
Best White Blend – Smallwater Estate 2015 Cellar Door Reserve White
Best Rose – Smallwater Estate 2015 Roze
Best Specialty Wine – St Aidan ‘Zena” Liquor Muscat
Best WA Alternative Red Wine - Bakkheia 2014 Aequitas
Best WA Alternative White Wine – Vineyard 28 2015 Arneis
The Most Successful Producer Trophy and Most Successful Exhibitor went to Smallwater Estate. The Nicholas Baudin Trophy for Excellence in Winemaking went to Peter Stanlake.
For full results go to http://geographewineshow.com.au/results/2015-geographe-wine-show-results/