Friday 27 May 2016, Hunter's Wines collected not one but two trophies for the Hunter's Marlborough Riesling 2015 at the International Cool Climate Wine Show.
The trophies were presented at Friday evening's awards dinner at Mornington Racing Club in Melbourne, Australia.
Riesling has always been a winning variety for Hunter's Wines. The 2012 vintage collected a trophy last year at the Marlborough Wine Show showing the age-ability of Riesling. Every vintage of Hunter's Riesling has won at least a gold medal in the last five years. But the awards started many more years before.
Jane Hunter commented: "It an incredible result. To win a trophy is always very gratifying and one to be proud of. To go on and win two trophies in the same show is spectacular. It's very reassuring that our style of Riesling stands up year after year."
Jane Hunter's nephew and winemaker, James Macdonald said he has always enjoyed making Riesling saying: "Riesling is a fun variety for Inus [Hunter's other winemaker] and I as it reflects Hunter's personal style. Riesling has fallen away in popularity in the last few years but for the more astute wine drinker, it offers so much. Our off-dry style makes it very versatile and food friendly. The double trophy win is a pat on the back for both the vineyard and winemaking teams."
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