Australian Alternative Varieties Awards
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.