Margaret River Producers Shine at the 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
The Deep Woods Estate 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon last night won Australia’s most prestigious and coveted wine award, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for Best Young Red Wine, at the 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards presentation in Melbourne. And for the third consecutive year, the Deep Woods Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has won the Trophy for the Best Cabernet or Cabernet Blend at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards. The wine has won four trophies and five gold medals this year.
Deep Woods owner, Peter Fogarty, reflecting on the awards said, “I believe the win is great for all Margaret River as the quality and consistency of wines coming from the region has never been better. Our team at Deep Woods led by Julian Langworthy winemaking and John Fogarty viticulture are an incredible group and have achieved all the goals I set them. We set ourselves the target of producing the very best wines across our range, but my personal goal was to produce the very best Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay of the region. In 2014 we won the James Halliday award for Australia’s Best Chardonnay and now winning the Jimmy Watson caps off a personal high point in the wine industry.”
Other trophy winning WA wineries included:
- 2016 Stella Bella Sauvignon Blanc (Best Sauvignon Blanc or blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon
- 2014 Snake & Herring “Corduroy” Chardonnay (Best Chardonnay)
- 2016 Flametree Pinot Rosé (Best Rosé)
Wines of WA CEO, Larry Jorgensen said, “The results accurately reflect the strengths of the Margaret River region – Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc dominant white styles. It is pleasing to see this recognised at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards. The number of entries represents a comprehensive snapshot of the Australian industry and winning something here is a big deal. For one region to win 4 trophies is a big statement”.