YALUMBA’S perseverance to develop wines with individuality and regional integrity has been vindicated with a TRIPLE TROPHY WIN at the 21st annual South Australian Wine of the Year Awards in Adelaide.
Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache 2008 [Barossa] received two trophies for Best Grenache & Blend in the wine professional and wine consumer categories, while Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2008 [Eden Valley] was the favoured choice by the wine consumer for Best Other White wine.
Hosted by The Hyatt in conjunction with The Advertiser, this event is the only wine show in Australia that combines a consumer judging panel with the expertise of a professional judging panel.
This consumer aspect is regarded by the public as highly as the winemakers’ tasting selections, which for Yalumba provides credible insight that preference for the more savoury approach to Grenache (rather than the big, rich style) and the sensory experience of Viognier are favoured by South Australian wine lovers.
This is the third trophy win for Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache 2008 this year, following winemaker Kevin Glastonbury acceptance in July of the “John Chandler Memorial Trophy for the Best Gold Medal Winning Alternative Red Variety” at the Queensland Royal Wine Show (Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2008 was also awarded a Top Gold).