TWO Swan Valley wineries have scooped the pool in winning wines at this year’s Royal Show as locally produced wines competed against wines from the eastern states.
With 26 judges determining the medals from 2119 exhibits provided by 299 entrants, the most isolated state’s wines held their own.
Houghton Wines, Swan Valley, clinched four major awards taking out the Most Successful West Australian Exhibitor, Wines of Provenance Best Red or White Varietal for its Jack Mann Cabernet Sauvignon 2001, 2008 and 2013, Best West Australian White Table Wine and Best Dry White Table Wine Blends for its Heritage White Blend 2011.
Mandoon Estate in Caversham laid claim to the Best West Australian Wine, Most Successful West Australian Exhibitor processing under 300 tonnes and Best West Australian Dry Red Table Wine with its Mandoon Estate Frankland River Reserve Shiraz 2014. In Margaret River, the Best Semillon Sauvignon Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc Semillon went to Xanadu winery while Heydon Estate’s Cowaramup winery walked away with Best Chardonnay: The Willow Chardonnay 2013.