McWilliam’s Wines has enjoyed another successful run at some of the recent major Australian wine shows, receiving several medals and trophies.
Senior Winemaker Adrian Sparks says that the awards are a welcome recognition of the quality of the entire McWilliam’s range.
“It’s great we are winning medals across the whole portfolio. A lot of other wineries have one or two wines that do well at every show, but we have had success across the whole portfolio, from top to bottom, all styles and from all sites.”
-At the Perth Wine Show, McWilliam’s were awarded 26 medals in total, including 2 gold medals for the Show Reserve Rare Muscat and Grand Muscat.
-At the Riverina Wine Show, McWilliam’s received 10 medals, including a gold medal for the 2012 Inheritance Merlot.
-At the Riverland Wine Show, McWilliam’s received 17 medals in total, including a gold medal for the Hanwood Aged Grand Tawny.
-At the Rutherglen Wine Show, we were awarded gold medals for the 2013 Appellation Chardonnay and the 2005 Eden Valley Riesling, which also received a trophy for best Riesling.
Adrian says that the awards are testament to the hard work and talent of the whole McWilliam’s team, from the vineyard to the bottling plant. “The only way you can get these sorts of good results is if everyone is working together for a common goal.”
Sixth generation family winemaker Scott McWilliam says that these types of awards are no real surprise. “For decades we have done exceptionally well at wine shows because of attention to detail and final quality. You aren’t recognised as the Most Successful Exhibitor at the Sydney Wine Show 18 years in a row unless you are doing something right.”