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25 February 2006

Yalumba named most Successful Winery of the Year

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The 2006 Sydney International Wine Competition awarded Yalumba the Wine Society Perpetual Trophy for The Most Successful Winery.

Brian Walsh with AwardThe most successful winery is awarded to the winemaker who achieves the most award winners from the 2006 competition – spectacular considering more than 2,000 wines entered the 2006 competition, representing nearly 500 brands from all over the world.

On receiving the accolade, Yalumba’s Director of Winemaking Brian Walsh congratulated everyone at Yalumba who was involved in making these award winners. “There’s an incredible amount of hard work, dedication and passion which goes into every drop of these wines. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in producing them – you know who you are.”

Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch “Yalumba” – aboriginal for “all the land around”. Six generations and more than 150 years later Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian wine success story the envy of winemakers the world over.

Yalumba had five Top 100 Wines and Blue-Gold winners*
*Elite top 5%

  • Yalumba The Virgilius Eden Valley Viognier 2004
  • Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2004
  • Yalumba Barossa Valley Tri-centenary Vines Grenache 2004
  • Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Barossa Shiraz 2002
  • Yalumba FDR1A Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2000 (not yet released)

The wines were judged by an international panel of 13, including four Masters of Wine, from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, England, Argentina and the USA under the Chairmanship of Mr Kym Milne MW.

The Sydney International Wine Competition is the only major international wine competition to judge wine where it is most often enjoyed – with food. This unique format tends to promote and award wines of good balance and harmony.

For more information on this award please click here.

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