The spotlight is shining on Paracombe Wines in the Adelaide Hills, with the family-owned winery triumphing to take home the Best Mature Red Wine Trophy at the Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show for the 2010 Shiraz.
Owner, Paul Drogemuller proudly collected THE THEO AND HELEN KAREDIS PERPETUAL TROPHY FOR BEST MATURE RED WINE at the prestigious black tie, wine awards dinner in Sydney this week.
“We’re honoured and extremely proud to receive this award for our 2010 Shiraz,” he said.
“It is a great acknowledgement of the Paracombe district, the Adelaide Hills wine region, our family, team and local neighbours and growers who all work hard with passion and commitment, sharing our vision to produce great wine.
“It sends out a strong message of how superior the Shiraz from our district is and how the cooler climate of the Adelaide Hills plays a significant role in style, elegance and ageability, whilst the balance of the sunshine factor we enjoy gives wonderful fruit structure to our wines.”
Mr Drogemuller said 2010 was a great vintage for premium quality, with the fruit for the Paracombe 2010 Shiraz primarily grown at the Drogemuller family vineyard with parcels harvested from local growers, the Waugh’s, Howard & MacGillivray families.
“The 2010 vintage is our current release of our Paracombe Shiraz and we pride ourselves on offering wines with some age,” he said.
“Winning this award really endorses our philosophy and offers a marketable point of difference in world where faster, faster is not always better.”
A total of 2330 entries were received in the 2015 Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show with 34 trophies awarded, 171 gold medals, 326 silver and 656 bronze.
Paracombe Wines was awarded a total of five medals at the show, one gold and four bronze in addition to the major trophy. Bronze winning wines were Paracombe 2014 Pinot Gris, 2013 Pinot Noir, 2011 Shiraz Viognier and 2010 Malbec.