Two Rivers Wines, situated on the outskirts of Denman in the Upper Hunter Valley of NSW, has been awarded the Ed Jouault Memorial Trophy for Best One year old Semillon for their 2013 Stones Throw Semillon.
The announcement was made at the wine show Luncheon held at the Crown Plaza in Pokolbin on Friday. “This is a great result for Two Rivers and a fitting reward for the passion and attention to detail of our vineyard and winemaking teams,” commented General Manager Brett Keeping. “The Hunter Valley has such a proud tradition of producing world class Semillon and it is a real honor for Two Rivers and the Upper Hunter to be amongst the trophy winners.”
“It’s heartening to see such a solid progression over the past decade with this wine style”, added Cellar Door Manager Linda Keeping. “This wine has been a consistent gold medal winner for many years and this award backs onto the Trophy win here last year for our 2013 Hidden Hive Verdelho.”
The Hunter Valley Wine Show is a regional Wine Show open to wines that are made from grapes grown and made in the Hunter Valley. Industry peers see this Show as one of the best Regional Wine Shows in Australia and the Semillon classes always attract record entries. This trophy is highly coveted by Hunter winemakers and shows that Two Rivers is keeping company in the awards ranks with the best in the business.
The judging panel for this class were: Chairman of Judges, Mr Jim Chatto, Panel Chair PJ Charteris, International Judge Ms Fongyee Walker (Wine educator and contributor to the Wine Documentary Red Obsession), Andrew Thomas, Rauri Donkin, Adam Holmberg and Adrian Sparks along with Chairman of Judges Mr Jim Chatto.
- 2013 Stones Throw Semillon Awards
- Trophy & Top Gold Hunter Valley Wine Show
- Gold 2013 NSW Small Winemakers Show
- Silver 2013 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
- Silver 2013 Hunter Valley Wine Show
- Silver 2014 Boutique Wine Show
- Silver 2013 Winewise Wine Show
- Top 40 Best Buys, 2013 & 2014 Winestate Magazine Wine of the Year Nominee:
- 2013 Stones Throw Semillon
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Background: The Hunter Valley wine region is steeped in history. It is Australia's oldest continuous grape growing area and one of Australia’s first wine shows was held in the Valley in 1848.
The Hunter Valley Wine Show has been held continuously since 1974 and is regarded as the premier regional wine show in Australia. The show attracts some of the best national and international judges to ensure the highest standard of judging and integrity.
The Two Rivers Winery has been in operation since 1988 and is among the premier vineyards of the Hunter Valley. The vineyard is situated in the upper reaches of the Hunter Valley on the banks of the region's two dominant waterways, the Hunter and Goulburn rivers.