SW wineries testing themselves in wine show

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times

Organisers of Manjimup Rotary Club’s Timber Towns Wine Show are pleased more wineries are entering this year.

The show will feature 121 entries from 25 wineries including new local wineries 10 Chains and Chateau June-Jerome.

Timber Towns Wine Show committee member Richard Doust said other changes to this year’s show included a revised scoring method.

“Scoring is now out of 100 instead of 60 – that’s the way wine shows are going,” he said.

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A gold medal is 95 points and more, silver is 90-94 points and bronze is 85-89 points.

Judges this year are Sydney-based Master of Wine Rob Geddes as chief judge and WA-based judges Rachael Niall and Erin Larkin.

“I think this is a good year, while entries are about the same, we’ve seen an increase in wineries participating,” Mr Doust said.

Committee member Kerry Mather said it was also good to see wineries return to the competition.

“We have two open classes this year that are open to wineries outside the region too,” she said.

Show presentations will be made at the Manjimup Town Hall tomorrow night.

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