It was a successful outing for winemaker Andrew Quin and the Hentley Farm team at last night’s 39th Barossa Wine Show Presentation Dinner. Hentley Farm received four gold medals and four individual trophies including Most Successful Exhibitor (medium size producer).
The Stray Mongrel was a big winner again this year after being awarded Best Grenache Dominant Blend for the second time in three years, a great achievement in such a hotly contested category.
Another high point of the evening went to 2013 The Beast Shiraz which was hand selected by Chairman of Judges, Matt Harrop to be included in the Barons of Barossa Grand Cellar. This cellar is dedicated to securing some of Barossa’s most iconic premium wines for future generations, to showcase these great wines at optimum drinking age and reflect on the best wines of their era. A true privilege.
Show judges this year included Robert Parker’s ‘Wine Advocate’ writer Lisa Perrotti-Brown, which has enhanced the international standing of the show and the results.
A full list of trophies and gold medals are listed below.
- Most Successful Exhibitor Trophy (medium size) – Hentley Farm Wines
- Gold/Barons of Barossa Grand Cellar Selection Trophy – 2013 “The Beast” Shiraz
- Gold/Best Grenache Dominant Blend Trophy – 2014 “The Stray Mongrel” Grenache/Shiraz/Zinfandel
- Gold/Best Rose Trophy – 2015 Hentley Farm Rose
- Gold Medal (Dry Red, Shiraz class) – 2014 Hentley Farm Shiraz
Success at the Barossa Wine Show reflects recent results this year’s Marananga Wine Show, the only sub-regional wine show in Australia. This is the fourth time Hentley Farm has been awarded best exhibitor in the past five years.
Along with the best exhibitor gong, Hentley Farm picked up trophies for the below varietals:
- 2015 Hentley Farm Rose – Best Rose
- 2014 Hentley Farm Grenache – Best Grenache or Grenache Dominant Blend
- 2014 Hentley Farm Cabernet – Best Cabernet
- 2014 Hentley Farm Shiraz – Best Shiraz (2014/15 vintage)