The 2018 Wine Show of Western Australia is one of the key fixtures in the Great Southern wine industry.
This year was the 41st show staged, and attracted 832 entries. Chief judge was Samantha Connew, a highly respected wine show judge and Panel Chair at many regional and capital city wine shows. Other judges included Courtney Treacher, Dave Brookes, Pete Bissell, and International Judge Hwee Peng from Singapore.
The judges awarded a total of 592 medals - 340 bronze, 166 silver & 86 gold.
Regional breakdown of entries showed that 431 were from Margaret River fruit, 274 from Great Southern and of those, 94 were from the Frankland Region, 58 from Mt Barker, and 50 from Porongurup. Swan Valley had 15 and Pemberton 22 entries.
Trophy winners included Stella Bella Shiraz 2017 - Singapore Airlines Trophy Best Wine of Show and Best Red Wine of Show; Aldi Stores Blackstone Paddock 2017 Limited Release Chardonnay - Best White Wine of Show; Cherubino Wines - Most Successful Exhibitor Overall.
A full list of winners is available here.