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By Tuesday 29 August 2023No Comments

Whistler Wines 2022 Atypical Shiraz has won the Cooperages 1912 Trophy for Wine of Show at the 20th Marananga Wine Show.

The show received 129 wine entries from 32 producers, seven of whom were first-time exhibitors.

The inaugural show in 2004 attracted 58 entries – and notably no Grenache class.

The judging took place at the Gnadenfrei Lutheran Church hall on Thursday 24 August.

Medals were awarded to 66 percent of the entries, with 16 gold, 21 silver and 44 bronze medals.

Funds from the wine show are donated to local secondary school wine programs at Nuriootpa High School and Faith College.

“In reflecting on the 20 years of Marananga Wine Show, I am particularly grateful for the spirit of community that exists in our western Barossa, and the sense of community that exists in the Marananga Wine Show,” chair Cathy Wills says.

“It’s a joy to meet with our friends and neighbours each year to celebrate the fruit of our soil, the art of our grapegrowers and winemakers, and the joy of living and working in this amazing community.”

The judging panel included chair Natasha Mooney, panel members Katie Spain and Glenn Barry, and associate judge Lauren Hutton.

The volunteer Marananga Wine Show committee comprises Jack Weedon (chief steward), Graeme Wellman, Liam O’Dwyer, Belinda van Eyssen, Sam Pfeiffer, Peter Neldner, Phyllis Vosgerau and Detlev Vosgerau.

Trophy winners…

Cooperages 1912 Trophy
Wine of Show
Whistler Wines 2022 Atypical Shiraz

Gnadenfrei Lutheran Church Marananga Trophy
Exhibitor of Show
Elk Wines

Appellation at The Louise Trophy
People’s Choice
Elk Wines 2022 Marananga Grenache

Nitschke Furniture Trophy
Best White Wine
Michael Hall Wines 2022 Greenock Roussanne

MCC Adelaide Trophy
Best Rosé
Seppeltsfield 2023 Barossa Grenache Rosé

The Greenock Trophy
Best Grenache
Elk Wines 2022 Marananga Grenache

Winechek Barossa Trophy
Best Grenache Dominant Blend
Elderton Wines Estate 2022 Grenache Shiraz Mataro

Fabro-Weld Trophy
Best Dry Red Blend
Sieber Wines 2021 Cabernet Shiraz

Barossa Vine Improvement Trophy
Best Other Red Varietal/Alternative Wine
Greenock Creek 2022 Mataro

Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Hentley Farm 2022 Cabernet Sauvignon

Tanunda Cellars Trophy
Best Shiraz 2022 or Younger
Whistler Wines 2022 Atypical Shiraz

Barossa Valley Ballooning Trophy
Best Shiraz 2021
Murray Street Vineyards 2021 Greenock Estate Shiraz

Winegrapes Australia Trophy
Best Shiraz 2020 or older
Reillys 2018 Greenock Reserve Shiraz

Photograph: Pastor Eugene Minge of Gnadenfrei Church with John and Yvonne Pfeiffer. John came up with the wine show idea 20 years ago.

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