Judges at the Wine Show of Western Australia agreed that the State’s top wines this year were Cabernet Sauvignons produced by Houghton Wine Company. Houghton took home eight trophies and eight gold medals at their home states wine show. These accolades include Best Wine of Show, Best Red of Show and Best Small Batch. The Houghton Wisdom Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 won the Singapore Airlines trophy for Best Wine of show, the Print Hall trophy for Best Red Wine of show as well as the Ian Tyrer trophy for best Cabernet Sauvignon. “A special mention goes to the Nannup crew who saw this through from grape to bottle. The trophy results are quite literally outstanding. Additionally 30 of the 32 Houghton entries picked up a medal. These results fairly reflect the hard work and desire to constantly do better”, said Ross Pamment, Senior Winemaker Houghton.
The trophies won at this year’s show are an excellent addition to Houghton’s already incredible wine show awards success this year. We are proud and honoured to have achieved such an outstanding result. Congratulations to Ross and the rest of the Houghton’s team.
Singapore Airlines Trophy: Best Wine of Show
Houghton Wines – Houghton Wisdom Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Print Hall Trophy: Best Red Wine of Show
Houghton Wines Houghton Wisdom Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Mount Barker Community Bank Trophy: Most Successful Exhibitor Overall
Air Liquide Trophy: Winery with the Highest Aggregate for top 3 pointed wines
Smith Thornton Accountants Trophy: Best Older Red Wine
Houghton Wines Gladstones Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Ian Tyrer Trophy sponsored by Galafrey Wines and the Mount Barker Wine Producers
Best Cabernet Sauvignon Trophy Houghton Wines Wisdom Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Must Wine Bar Trophy: Best Shiraz
Houghton Wines The Bandit Shiraz 2014
Best Small Batch Trophy
- Houghton Wines – Gladstones Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
The 2016 Margaret River Wine Show was held not long after and produced further outstanding results for our WA wines. The Brookland Valley Estate Chardonnay 2015 won both the White Wine of Show and Best Chardonnay trophies. This wine, the Brookland Valley Reserve Chardonnay 2015 and Brookland Valley Verse 1 Shiraz 2014 all won gold medals. The Houghton Wisdom Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 also won a gold medal, after successfully winning a trophy at the Wine Show of Western Australia.