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Non-Vintage Sparkling Shiraz wins Trophy and Gold at the 2017 Australian National Single Vineyard Wine Show
Peregrine Ridge has won the trophy for the Best Single Vineyard Sparkling White or Pink Bottle Fermented Dry Wine at the 2017 Australian National Single Vineyard Wine Show, which is judged in conjunction with the Cowra Wine Show.
The winning wine was the Non-Vintage Sparkling Shiraz – Cuvee C3-D2. This wine won Gold in the Sparkling Red/Rose class before taking out the trophy. This is the second national trophy awarded to this cuvee, the first being the Trophy for Champion Sparkling Wine at the 2016 Australian Small Winemaker’s Show. It has also received three gold medals.
C3-D2 is a blend of 2012 and 2013 fruit and it follows in the footsteps of the earlier cuvees which have won in aggregate 4 trophies and 8 gold awards. It has been dosaged with a small quantity of estate grown fortified Shiraz, which adds richness and complexity. The cuvee was matured in 15% new and 85% seasoned (predominately 1 year old) French and American oak for 20 months prior to bottling and then bottle fermented for a further 36 months, to enable the cuvee to fully develop its rich and complex bottle fermentation characteristics.
Cuvee C3-D2 has a wonderful bouquet of sweet blackberries and raspberries, which follow through to the palate. Try serving this wine with a rich brie, pate, terrine or duck and if you’re thinking about Christmas in July already, the turkey and ham!
Peregrine Ridge Wins Battle of the Vines
Who makes the best Heathcote Shiraz?
The Battle of the Vines film crew arrived at the Heathcote Wine and Food Festival to find out.
In a packed marquee, tension rose as the contenders for the iconic award battled it out. About 40 different Heathcote Shiraz were entered into the competition from a large cross-section of Heathcote producers. They went head to head against each other in a knock out competition, two at a time, to get down to the final two.
Peregrine Ridge went head to head against Heathcote Winery in the Grand Final of the Battle of the Vines.
The two wines toughing it out were the Peregrine Ridge 2006 Winemaker’s Reserve Shiraz and the Heathcote Winery 2016 Slaughterhouse Paddock Shiraz.
Peregrine Ridge went on to win the gong for the producer of the best Heathcote Shiraz.
A decade apart, it is interesting that the old wine could take on such a beauty as the 2016 Slaughterhouse Paddock and win! It says a lot about the aging potential of Heathcote Shiraz.
Tellurian and Hennings made it to the semi-finals. It was good to see the Mount Camel range being over-represented in the top selection of Heathcote Shiraz wines, as judged by Battle of the Vines sommeliers and members of the general public.
This was the first time the Battle of the Vines has come to Heathcote.
Peregrine Ridge will appear in Series 2 of the Battle of the Vines which will air on SBS in mid 2019.
Next Major Events
Swan Hill Region Food & Wine Festival – Saturday 9 March 2019
Peregrine Ridge will be returning to the Swan Hill Region Food & Wine Festival on Saturday 9 March at the Pioneer Settlement. The event runs from 11am – 6pm.
There are plenty of other activities too, to keep you busy all weekend, including a twilight food and wine cruise down the Murray on Friday 8 March and a “Produce & Design Market” on the Sunday.
During the festival, the Pioneer Settlement will come alive with food, wine and all the best produce from the heart of Australia’s food bowl! Don’t miss the line up of fantastic entertainers – Diesel, Aaron Shembri, Code 5. Entertainment kicks off at 11.30am with the Grape Stomp, and on the wharf visitors can enjoy the talents of local dancers and music by Jason Davies.
There will also be face painting and a jumping castle for the kids!
Tickets cost $20 per adult (includes entry, wine glass and tastings). High school students cost $10. Younger children are free.
We look forward to seeing you at the festival!
Melbourne Food & Wine Festival – City Cellar – 22-24 March 2019
Peregrine Ridge will be returning to City Cellar in 2019 as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s signature River Graze event which runs from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 March.
River Graze is a proud celebration of Victorian produce and the global cuisines that have made Melbourne a great foodie city! It sees the banks of the Yarra River transformed into a food and wine lover’s playground through a series of culinary activations stretching the length of the Southbank Promenade over the Festival’s closing weekend.
At City Cellar you will experience the very best of Victoria’s wine regions without having to leave the city. For three days a selection of Victoria’s producers will put down their roots on the banks of the Yarra and share their finest vintages.
There will be curated food offerings, wine tastings, sweet treats, food trucks, beer gardens and live entertainment for your enjoyment.
So why not come along and relax with friends over a glass or two in the intimate garden setting along the Yarra, or buy some bottles to take home to stock up the cellar?
Entry is free. Patrons wishing to enjoy wine at City Cellar are required to purchase a $15 Tasting Cup.
Friday 22 March: 4pm–9pm
Saturday 23 March: 12pm–9pm
Sunday 24 March: 12pm–8pm
We look forward to welcoming you at City Cellar!