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Seven New Additions to the Accolade Trophy Cabinet After Sydney Wine Show Haul

Accolade scooped an incredible seven trophies last night at the annual KPMG Royal Sydney Wine Show Trophy Dinner last night, with St Hallett receiving three for its 2015 Mattschoss Single Vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz.

This recognition is testament to the talented Accolade winemaking team who pour their skill and passion into every drop.

Accolade Wines received the following trophies: 

The Dan Murphy’s Perennial Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon


2016 Chronicles 7th Green Cabernet Sauvignon

The Jones, Steains and Waller Perpetual Trophy for Best Cabernet Dominant Blend or Shiraz Dominant Blend

Knappstein Winery

2016 Insider Shiraz Malbec

The Drinks Association Perennial Trophy for Best Shiraz

St Hallett

2015 Mattschoss Single Vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz 

The Wine Communicators of Australia Perpetual Trophy for Best Other Red Varietal

Amberley Wines

2016 Merlot

The Thorp Annual Trophy for Best Sparkling White or Rosé

House of Arras

2008 Grand Vintage 

The Len Evans Memorial Perpetual Trophy for Best Single Vineyard Wine

St Hallett

2015 Mattschoss Single Vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz

The Dr Gilbert Phillips Memorial Perpetual Trophy for Best Red

St Hallett

2015 Mattschoss Single Vineyard Eden Valley Shiraz

Judges said that Riesling was been the star of the Show this year with the 2017 RieslingFreak No.3 Clare Valley Riesling from John Hughes Wines taking out five awards including Best Wine of Show. The last time a Riesling was awarded Best Wine of Show was in 2003.

In all, 33 Trophies were awarded at the 2017 KPMG Sydney Wine Show following four days of intensive judging by a team of 31 wine experts.

More than 2100 wines were entered from NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, the ACT and Tasmania by 352 exhibitors. Over 11,000 glasses of wine were poured by the battalion of stewards during the four days of judging.

Chair of Judges in 2017 Samantha Connew has praised both the quality and the variety of the wines presented to judges at this year’s KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show. “Across the board, the wines rewarded demonstrate the diversity of a dynamic Australian winemaking and winegrowing community which never rests on its laurels,” Ms Connew said. A total of 1212 medals were awarded to entries in the 2017 edition of the KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show though fewer gold medals (6.9%) were awarded this year than in 2016 (7.6%).

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