Best drops given top honours at wine show

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Peos Estate repeated last year's win at the RSM Timber Towns Regional Wine Show with their 2014 Four Aces Shiraz taking out top spot in addition to the best red wine of show.
Camera IconPeos Estate repeated last year's win at the RSM Timber Towns Regional Wine Show with their 2014 Four Aces Shiraz taking out top spot in addition to the best red wine of show. Credit: Tari Jeffers

Wine lovers and makers came together last week to toast the excellence of the region’s wines during the 13th annual RSM Timber Towns Regional Wine Show.

Warren Electrical Service’s Robert Taylor presents best dry white blend to Silkwood’s Jono Reeve for their 2016 semillon sauvignon blanc.
Camera IconWarren Electrical Service’s Robert Taylor presents best dry white blend to Silkwood’s Jono Reeve for their 2016 semillon sauvignon blanc. Credit: Tari Jeffers

Peos Estate won best wine of show and best red wine with its 2014 Four Aces Shiraz, while Silkwood won best overall exhibitor and Rambouillet Wines won best chardonnay with its 2014 release.

“I’m a bit speechless really because it’s been a long time since (I have had) a win with the reds,” Peos Estate owner Vic Peos said.

“Congratulations to all who have won awards tonight because they are well deserved.”

LJ Hooker Pemberton principal Colin Wallbank presents best chardonnay to Rambouillet’s Leanne Rowe for their 2014 chardonnay, which later went on to win best white wine of the show.
Camera IconLJ Hooker Pemberton principal Colin Wallbank presents best chardonnay to Rambouillet’s Leanne Rowe for their 2014 chardonnay, which later went on to win best white wine of the show. Credit: Tari Jeffers

There was a total of 18 gold medals, 27 silver medals and 42 bronze medals awarded among the 116 wines put up for judging.

“Shiraz really shone this year, it was probably a vintage thing,” chief judge Jane Faulkner said.

“In every vintage, certain wines are going to look better than others, it’s just the way it works.

Woodgate Wines owner Mark Aitken is presented the best merlot award by Newton Bros’ Nicole Giblett.
Camera IconWoodgate Wines owner Mark Aitken is presented the best merlot award by Newton Bros’ Nicole Giblett. Credit: Tari Jeffers

“The top wine was just this gorgeous, elegant, fragrant wine that was beautifully handled with oak and I thought bang, that’s what it should be about.”

WFI’s Daniel Terrigno presents best sparkling wine to Pemberley of Pemberton's Monica Radomiljac for their pinot chardonnay NV.
Camera IconWFI’s Daniel Terrigno presents best sparkling wine to Pemberley of Pemberton's Monica Radomiljac for their pinot chardonnay NV. Credit: Tari Jeffers
Brian Ede address the crowd during his acceptance of Hillbrook Wines’ best sauvignon blanc win for their Fume Blanc 2016.
Camera IconBrian Ede address the crowd during his acceptance of Hillbrook Wines’ best sauvignon blanc win for their Fume Blanc 2016. Credit: Tari Jeffers

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