A special piece of wine history will feature in a new award at the Hunter Valley Wine Show this year.
A small sterling silver cup engraved with details of an award presented at the 1870 Hunter River Horticultural & Agricultural Association wine show, will be presented to the best wine made by a small producer (less than 120 tonnes).
“Earlier this year we were alerted to an antique wine show trophy at auction,” wine show committee member Andrew Thomas says.
“It was an item we simply could not afford to lose.”
The committee is working on having it mounted for the show.
“It’s a seriously awesome piece of Hunter history,” Andrew says.
“And now it will provide recognition to one of the smaller, new and emerging wine brands in the Hunter, all of which contribute great energy and diversity to the region.
“I think the new trophy will be one of the highlights of the awards presentation lunch, scheduled for Friday 1 September.”
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