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The best in the vineyard business gathered at the Sydney Showgrounds from 18 to 21 July for the Sydney Royal Wine Show. Organised by The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, the event showcased wines from across the country. With Tasmanian winery House of Arras the clear stand-out of the event, taking the top prize of Best Wine of Show along with the Thorp Annual Trophy for best Sparkling White or Rose and the Fine Wine Partners Perpetual Trophy for the Best Wine exhibited at all Capital City Royal Wine Shows in the previous 12 months, marking the first time in 26 years that a sparkling wine has taken out the award for Best of Show.
House of Arras began in 1995, sourcing its fruits from Southern Tasmania and the south-east coast. House of Arras prides themselves on the influence that the cooler climate and maritime influences of Tasmania have on their fruit, producing unique flavours for their Sparkling Wine, attributing the art of blending and years of experience to the success of their product. Last weeks Sydney Royal Wine Show welcomed world renowned French-Canadian sommelier Michelle Bouffard to judge more than 2200 wines from the best producers in the country.
“I have been privileged to judge wine all over the world, and on a global scale, Australian wine is very highly ranked,” Ms Bouffard said. With a total of 146 gold medals, 276 silver medals and 700 bronze medals, the Sydney Royal Wine Show celebrates the long history of wine production in Australia each year in an innovative way, aiming to evolve with the industry, remain relevant and recognise excellence in Australian wineries. More information is available on the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW webpage.
Words by Meg Gillespie
Image supplied by Royal Agricultural Society of NSW