Goundrey chardonnay has recently been recognised at the prestigious 2005 Chardonnay-du-Monde competition in Burgundy.
Goundrey’s 2003 Reserve Selection Chardonnay claimed gold while its 2003 Offspring Chardonnay collected silver.
The competition is regarded as a benchmark test for the world’s best chardonnay. In its 12th year, it attracted 1,090 wines from 37 different countries and only awarded 323 medals across all entry divisions. Less than 30 per cent of entrants receive recognition.
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The Australian Wine and Brandy Commission has just reported to the Federal Government what local growers have known for months – 2005 is set to be a record year for the wine industry.
The commission’s preliminary report suggests this year’s harvest will be up 2 per cent, making it the largest ever recorded.
It’s hoped high-quality fruit sourced from all locations across the nations will offset projected oversupply problems within the industry.
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One of the state’s most respected wine brands is teaming up with The Oyster Bar in Mosman Bay on Thursday June 9 to give punters a first glimpse at its latest release reds.
Cape Mentelle winemaker Simon Burnell will guide prospective enthusiasts through his range, including the acclaimed cabernet sauvignon and zinfandel.