Canberra District and Hilltops excel at National Wine Show

Congratulations to our friends Alex McKay of Collector Wines and Celine Rousseau of Chalkers Crossing, dominating the results at the National Wine Show.

Congratulations to our friends Alex McKay of Collector Wines and Celine Rousseau of Chalkers Crossing, dominating the results at the National Wine Show.

Chalkers Crossing 2014 CC2 Shiraz from Hilltops, near Canberra, has won the Len Evens Memorial Trophy for wine of show (and three other trophies) at the National Wine Show. This followed the success of the same wine at the Sydney show and others. Its a beautiful wine, thoroughly deserving these results.

But the wine that was runner up for the Shiraz trophy was our very own 2015 Shiraz, which won the top gold medal in the 2015 Shiraz class, against 88 other shiraz wines from around Australia.

One of the other most prestigious trophies at the show, the Red Wine of Provenance trophy, was won by Collector Wines for their 2015, 2009 and 2005 Marked Tree Shiraz.

Altogether, these are stunning results for Hilltops and Canberra District, dominating the shiraz classes at the National Wine Show. As others have said before, we're seeing the rise and rise of cool-climate shiraz in Australia.