20th Margaret River Wine Show crowns best in South West | Photos

Three cheers for Cherubino's Chardonnay | Photos

A new format greeted 190 members of the wine industry last week as they gathered at a sold out event to celebrate the best of the Margaret River region at the 20th Margaret River Wine Show.

Cherubino Wines continued its 2021 winning streak, claiming Best Chardonnay, Best White Wine and Best Wine of Show for the 2020 Cherubino Margaret River Chardonnay.

With five trophies already collected at shows earlier this year, Larry Cherubino said the Margaret River event was a special one.

"It was great to be there and celebrate with our amazing winemaking and viticultural team," Mr Cherubino said.

From the 762 Margaret River wines submitted by 105 exhibitors, 80 wines - or 10.5 percent of all entries - scored 95 points or more to receive a gold medal.

At a gala luncheon under a sperry tent at Swings & Roundabouts in Yallingup, Chair of Judges Nick Ryan said it had been a pleasure to lead a "brilliant" group of judges at this year's Show.

Performing well at our local show, amongst so many other great Margaret River producers, is always an incredible achievement for the team and our growers.

Glenn Goodall, Xanadu Wines

"You can't help but come away from a few intense days debating the region's best confident that Margaret River is performing at an exceptionally high level and assured that it's only going to get higher in years to come," Mr Ryan said.

Glenn Goodall at the 2021 Margaret River Wine Show.

Glenn Goodall at the 2021 Margaret River Wine Show.

Margaret River Wine Association CEO Amanda Whiteland praised the Association and Wine Show sub-committee for delivering a successful Show.

"We believe Margaret River was the only regional wine show in Australia that has interstate judges this year, which confirms our team's tenacity and also the desirability of an invitation to judge here," she said.

The Xanadu Wines team triumphed once again, taking home five trophies including Most Successful Exhibitor.

Head Winemaker Glenn Goodall said the Margaret River Wine Show was one of the highlights of the year for the Xanadu crew.

"Performing well at our local show, amongst so many other great Margaret River producers, is always an incredible achievement for the team and our growers," he said.

"It was great to see interstate judges back at the show this year, we are obviously wrapt with the results!

"The icing on the cake was again being awarded the Langton's Trophy for Wines of Provenance, especially given the pride we take in our Cabernets.

"It is testament to the efforts of so many people over the years at Xanadu. I'm very proud of the whole team."

The Margaret River Wine Association also announced the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award to lifetime wine zealot, importer and retailer John Jens.

Clairault Streicker's Chris Gilmore collected the Viticultural Excellence Award, while Grace Pigram of Vasse Felix was awarded the Wine Tourism Excellence Award.

Langton's 2021 Margaret River Wine Show

Langton's Trophy for Wine of Show

Cherubino Margaret River Chardonnay 2020

Margaret River Wagyu Trophy for Red Wine of Show

Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Labelmakers Group Trophy for White Wine of Show

Cherubino Margaret River Chardonnay 2020

Vinline Mobile Bottling Trophy for Most Successful Exhibitor

Xanadu Wines

Langton's Trophy for Wine of Provenance

Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, 2014, 2020

City of Busselton Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon

Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Multi-Color Trophy for Best Chardonnay

Cherubino Margaret River Chardonnay 2020

Tonnellerie de Mercurey Trophy for Best Single Vineyard Red

McHenry Hohnen Hazel's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Portavin Trophy for Best Single Vineyard White

Deep Woods Estate Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

Cospak / Saverglass Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Evans & Tate Redbrook Estate Cabernet Merlot 2018

Winequip / Lallemand Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc

Wills Domain Mystic Spring Sauvignon Blanc 2021

MR Refund Trophy for Best Blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon

Xanadu DJL Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2020

My Vintner Trophy for Best Other White Blend or Varietal

tripe.Iscariot Kroos Chenin Blanc 2020

Fusion Electrical Trophy for Best Shiraz

Stella Bella Shiraz 2020

Chr. Hansen Trophy for Best Rosé

Marq Serious Rosé 2021

Hahn Corporation Trophy for Best Other Red Blend or Varietal

Evans & Tate Single Vineyard "Carter Road Vineyard" Malbec 2020

2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

John Jens

Viticultural Excellence Award - sponsored by Happs Wines

Chris Gilmore, Clairault Streicker

Wine Tourism Excellence Award - sponsored by Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association

Grace Pigram, Vasse Felix

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