Yarra Yering dominated the 2022 Langton’s Yarra Valley Wine Show with six trophies including Best Red Variety or Blend, Best Cabernet Blend, Best Shiraz, Best Red Wine in Show, Most Successful Vineyard and Most Successful Exhibitor.
For the second year in a row, Coldstream Hills and Greenstone Vineyards took out the trophies for Best Sparkling Wine and Best White Variety or Blend, respectively, with 2016 Coldstream Hills Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir and 2022 Greenstone Vineyards Estate Series Sauvignon Blanc.
The 2022 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Pinot Noir Syrah Rosé was awarded Best Rosé, and Best Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded to Punt Road Wines for 2021 Block 3 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Best Pinot Noir was awarded to Oakridge Wines for their 2021 Oakridge Vineyard Series Hazeldene Vineyard Pinot Noir.
This year, two new trophies were added: Best Small Batch Red Wine for wines produced in quantities of less than 75 dozen bottles (or equivalent), and Best Small Producer, for the producer with the best average score of their top three entries and a total production of under 50 tonnes.
The inaugural winners were Warramunda Estate Liv Zak 2021 Malbec for Best Small Batch Red Wine and Thousand Candles for Best Small Producer.
Medhurst Estate won Champion Wine of Show, Best White Wine in Show and Best Chardonnay for their 2021 Medhurst Yarra Valley Chardonnay.
Best Small Batch White Wine
Judges: Chris Crawford, Ben Mullen, Rohan Smith, Dylan McMahon, Tom Wallace, Sam Connew, Mavis Zhang, Marcus Satchell, Luke Lomax and Emma Norbiato.
Associate Judges: Jess Clark, Jarrod Johnson, Anthony Fikkers, Leah Mottin, Peter Shone and Rob Aitkin.