Judging at Australia’s most prestigious wine show – the Royal Adelaide Wine Show – is currently underway at the Adelaide Showground.
Chairman of judges Andrew Hardy is leading a team of 23 expert judges as they work their way through 2,843 entries from 363 Australian wineries. Guest international judge for the second consecutive year is Chris Waters from Canada – a wine journalist, university educator and head judge at the InterVin International Wine Awards.
Among the awards to be presented are the ‘George Fairbrother Memorial Trophy for Most Outstanding White Wine in Show’, the ‘Max Schubert AM Trophy for the Most Outstanding Red Wine in Show’ and the Gramp, Hardy, Hill Smith Prize for Outstanding Wine of Provenance, which judges three vintages of one wine spanning more than a decade and including the current vintage.
Judging continues throughout today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday), with winners to be announced at 6.30pm on Thursday, October 2. Prior to the presentation of awards, wine industry members will attend a seminar on Canadian Wines hosted by international wine judge Christopher Waters.
A public tasting of all medal winning wines will be held at the Adelaide Showground on Friday, October 3, 6pm to 8pm – visit www.thewineshow.com.au for details and tickets.
The Royal Adelaide Wine Show and Winemakers’ Federation of Australia ‘Outlook 2014’ conference are part of a program of wine industry events being held in Adelaide this week.
WHAT: Announcement of winners of the 2014 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
WHEN: Thursday, October 2, 6.30pm
WHERE: Goyder Mezzanine – Adelaide Showground