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Wine Region “In The Rudest Of Health”

By Wednesday 2 November 2022No Comments

Deep Woods Estate dominated the 2022 Langton’s Margaret River Wine Show with six trophies including Most Successful Exhibitor, Wine of Provenance and Wine of Show.

Deep Woods winemaker Julian Langworthy said he was “hugely thrilled to be so successful” at the 21st Margaret River Wine Show.

“It a testimony to the whole Deep Woods team from viticulture, cellar and winemaking,” he said.

“Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon is in a great place and we are super excited to win Wine of Show with this single vineyard wine.”

The show was chaired by wine writer Nick Ryan and judged by an outstanding team from across the country and as far afield as Sweden, with Master of Wine Madeleine Stenwreth also joining the team after her 2020 invitation was postponed.

The judging of 665 exhibits from 92 exhibitors took place on Wadandi Boodja, at the Margaret River HEART.

Fifty wines received a gold medal for a score 95 points or above.

The awards were presented at a gala luncheon at Credaro Family’s Esther Gardens in Yelverton as the Margaret River Wine Show celebrated its 21st birthday.

The Credaro family celebrated 100 years since the first Fragola cuttings were planted by Cesare Credaro in 1922, which has seeded four generations of farming and winemaking in the region.

Chair of judges Nick Ryan said, “This year’s wine show finds the region in the rudest of health.

“The twin pillars of Margaret River excellence – Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon – provided real excitement and the Wine of Show is an incredibly refined and precision-etched example of contemporary Cabernet.

“It’s truly world class.

“It’s especially pleasing to see a number of stunning wines emerging from the other classes as well, with some real highlights among the current vintage blends of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, the sparkling class and alternate whites.

“The Shiraz classes have once again really impressed.

“There are some stunning examples of the variety here, across an exciting range of styles.”

The judges were Nick Ryan (chair), Madeleine Stenwreth MW, Cliff Royle, Damian Hutton, Daniel Swincer, Emma Farrelly, Kate Laurie, Liam McElhinney, Lisa Jenkins and Stuart Hordern.

The associate judges were Andrew Bretherton, Brent Carter, Chris Gilmore, Henry Wynne, Larissa Dalli and Mark Brown.

Langton’s 2022 Margaret River Wine Show Trophies

Langton’s Trophy for Wine of Show
Deep Woods Estate Single Vineyard G2 Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Margaret River Wagyu Trophy for Red Wine of Show
Deep Woods Estate Single Vineyard G2 Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Labelmakers Group of Companies Trophy for White Wine of Show
Joseph River Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2021

Vinline Mobile Bottling Trophy for Most Successful Exhibitor
Deep Woods Estate

Langton’s Trophy for Wine of Provenance
Deep Woods Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2021, 2016, 2013

Margaret River Wine Association International Judge’s Trophy
Evans & Tate Redbrook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc 2020

City of Busselton Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep Woods Estate Single Vineyard G2 Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Multi-Color Trophy for Best Chardonnay
Joseph River Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2021

Tonnellerie de Mercurey Trophy for Best Single Vineyard Red
Deep Woods Estate Single Vineyard G2 Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Sanector Trophy for Best Single Vineyard White
Joseph River Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2021

Cospak Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Mandoon Estate Cabernet Merlot 2020

My Vintner Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc
Once & Well Frankie’s Garden Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Orora Trophy for Best Blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon
Clairault Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2022

Burkert Trophy for Best Other White Blend or Varietal
Frazer Woods La Cache Blanc de Blanc 2014

Fusion Electrical Trophy for Best Shiraz
Xanadu Circa 77 Shiraz 2019

Chr. Hansen Trophy for Best Rosé
Borrello Vineyards Rosé 2022

Hahn Corporation Trophy for Best Other Red Blend or Varietal
Driftwood Estate Artifacts Petit Verdot 2020

2022 Lifetime Achievement Award
Bruce Pearse

Viticulture & Sustainability Excellence Award – sponsored by Cape Mentelle
Alex Miller, Voyager Estate

Cellar Door Excellence Award – sponsored by Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association
Charlotte Dowden, Howard Park Wines

Innovation Excellence Award
Ben Johnston, DataVit Pty Ltd

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