- Wednesday 24 October 2018
- Written by Admin
The 2018 Saint Martin Heathcote Wine Show top wine has gained further accolades for the region being named the Red Wine of Provenance at this month’s Royal Melbourne Wine Awards.
Conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria for over 130 years, the RMWA gives producers the opportunity to benchmark their wines against industry standards, seek advice from an independent panel of experts, and promote and market award winning products using the RMWA’s seal of excellence.
More than 3200 wines were tasted over five days by a judging panel of 35 industry experts resulting in 24 trophies awarded across the country with seven presented to Tasmanian wineries, five to New South Wales, four each to South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.
The Red Wines of Provenance recognises outstanding consistency in Victorian winemaking across three vintages over 10 years of wine production. Sanguine Estate was presented for the 2017, 2012 and 2008 vintage of Progeny Shiraz.
At the Heathcote show, the 2017 Progeny was awarded Best Wine Made and Grown in Heathcote, Best Single Vineyard and Best Shiraz.
“Excitement is an understatement. Winning a trophy at such an internationally recognised wine show is beyond words,” said winemaker Mark Hunter.
“The 2017 vintage is very similar to our highly awarded 2012 vintage so you can imagine how excited we are about it.”
Said Sanguine CEO Jodi Marsh: “Consistency in wines is so important to consumer confidence in a brand and it is a thrill to be recognised for it by such highly esteemed judges and fellow winemakers,”