We are thrilled to announce Berton Vineyards Bonsai 2018 has won the ‘Best Shiraz’ Trophy at AWC Vienna. While our Reserve Barossa Shiraz 2018 was voted second best Shiraz by the judges and the High Eden 2018 Cabernet received third best in class. “Winning the top two Shiraz/Syrah places at such a prestigious show is an incredible feat,“ said Berton Vineyards Marketing Manager Leigh Berton. “This is a wonderful recognition of the quality of our wines and testament to the hard work of our team. We could not be more proud.” This year over 11,000 wines from 1,510 wineries and 41 countries were judged at the AWC Vienna International Wine Show. Other results: Gold – Black shiraz 2019 Gold – Bonsai Shiraz 2018 (Best in Class) Gold – Reserve 2018 Shiraz (2nd best in class) Gold – Berton Vineyards 2018 High Eden Cabernet Sauvignon (4th in class) Silver – Metal Label Cabernet 2019 Silver – Foundstone 2019 Shiraz Silver – Reserve Chardonnay 2019 Silver – White Rock Chardonnay 2019 3 star winery achieved (highest level of stars!)
Riverina-based Berton Vineyards is one of the stand-out performers in The Real Review’s inaugural Top Value Wines of Australia, which is published this week. They impressed us as being of good value, ranging in price from $8 to $22. @bertonvineyards @HuonHooke⠀
Featured Top Value wines:⠀
Berton Vineyard Foundstone Unoaked Chardonnay 2019⠀
Berton Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay 2019⠀
Berton Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017⠀
Berton Vineyard Metal Label The Black Shiraz 2019⠀
The 2020 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show (AAVWS) saw Berton Vineyards receive:
Gold - Metal Label 2020 Vermentino
Gold - Metal Label 2020 Viognier
Silver - Metal Label 2019 Durif
and Bronze for the 2020 Winemakers Reserve Fiano and 2020 Berton Vineyards Aranel.
We are delighted with the recognition, particularly for our gold winning whites. The AAVWS encourages growers and winemakers to champion lesser known varieties and wine lovers to be forward thinking with their choices.
AAVWS began in 2001 with just 160 entries, and this year saw over 800 entries in 40 classes, with a high level of competition. The Show aims to provide a different look at wines, and an alternative to the mainstream, providing a showcase for lesser-known or emerging varieties and encouraging people to try something different. The growth in entries is indicative of Australia’s appetite for alternative wine
varieties over the last decade, particularly wine grapes that thrive in our warm climate.
High Street Wines judged by an elite panel to select Britain’s 60 best-value wines - with our very own 2019 The Black Shiraz winning the Australian red wines class as one of only three Aussie red wines to be selected. Judges included Matthew Jukes as Head Judge, Sir Ian Botham OBE - ex-England cricketer and wine connoisseur, Emma Rice - Head Winemaker of Hattingley Valley, Michael Caines MBE - Michelin starred hotelier and Jodie Kidd - racing car driver, ex-model and now gastropub owner. “The Black Shiraz was winner in Rhône Varieties class – grenache, syrah (shiraz) and mourvèdre.
Sir Ian is very experienced in the Aussie shiraz world, given that he makes several wines under his own label from this great country, and he was quick to note that this winning wine was indeed ‘great value’. There is tar, liquorice, prunes, blackberries and considerable power here… it is a worthy winner.”
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Berton Vineyard’s Reserve Shiraz Continues to Win Gold
The announcement of the Reserve 2018 Shiraz gold medal win at the Selections Mondiales des Vins Canada 2020, brings the wine’s international Gold medal tally to an impressive 7! The accolades continue to reaffirm our belief in this wine, cemented by securing gold in seven prestigious shows worldwide, tasted blind against hundreds of other wines.
“This is tremendous praise, not only for the wine, but indeed the whole company. It takes all owners and employees to be on board with making the absolute best wine we can. This recent international Gold is further confirmation that everyone is playing their part, and most certainly this is a wine everyone should be proud of,” said Bill Gumbleton, Berton Vineyards Red Winemaker.
All wines are available in Cellar Door or online at www.bertonvineyards.com.au