The characteristics of American Oak and French oak are explained here.
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Peregrine Ridge Wins Julian West Memorial Trophy at the 2018 Daylesford Wine Show
Peregrine Ridge was honoured to win the 2018 Julian West Memorial Trophy, which is the trophy for the Best Winery at the Daylesford Wine Show.
Whilst we didn’t know Julian, he is remembered as an early pioneer in winemaking in the Macedon Ranges. The trophy is awarded to a small winery which makes its own wine, on the basis of scores for their top three wines in the show.
On receiving the trophy we were flattered to learn that we had received a medal for each of the six wines that we entered into the 2018 Daylesford Wine Show and apparently, this is the first time that the winner of this trophy has had such wine show success.
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
Heathcote on Show – Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend – June 2019
Peregrine Ridge will be participating in Heathcote on Show over the June long weekend. You will find us at the Mechanics Institute, 121 High Street, Heathcote offering tastings in the Guide Hall between 10am and 5pm each day.
As always, there will be some great tastings to complement our usual tasting fare:
Saturday: Screw Cap vs Cork featuring our 2009 Limited Release “French Oak” Heathcote Shiraz.
Sunday: Vertical tasting of our Limited Release “French Oak” Heathcote Shiraz range featuring wines from six vintages: 2005 (museum release, and winner of Double Gold at the 2014 China Wine and Spirits Competition); 2006 (Trophy for the Best Open Class Shiraz and Trophy for Best Red Wine in Show at the 2014 Le Concours des Vins de Victoria); 2007; 2008 (Trophy for Best Aged Red Wine at the 2014 Daylesford Wine Show); 2009; 2012.
Every day: American Oak versus French Oak. If you’ve heard the statement “oak matters” and you want to hone your understanding of the difference oak makes, don’t miss this one!
We are also celebrating the long weekend with tastings of our Sparkling Shiraz. We will have on tasting our 2006 Winemaker’s Reserve Sparkling Shiraz Late Disgorge which won the trophy for the Best Sparkling Red at the 2014 Australian Sparkling Wine Show.
We look forward to sharing our wines with you over the June long weekend. Limited quantities of museum releases and back vintages will be available for sale during Heathcote on Show.
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!