2014 South Coast Wine Show
Chief judge David Morris a 5th generation wine maker from Morris Winery Rutherglen Vic. was full of praise for the quality of wines exhibited at the 2014 South Coast Wine Show. South Coast wines cover the broad area south of the Hunter that includes Sydney, Nepean, Hawkesbury, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands and the South Coast down to the Victorian border. The primary areas are the Shoalhaven Coast and Southern Highlands. The panel of judges assisting David Morris included Nicole Esdaile from Coombe Farm Estate in the Yarra Valley and Nick O’Leary from Lake George near Bungendore. Associate judge was Wally Cupitt from Cupitt’s winery, Ulladulla.
A total of 86 entries were received from 18 Vineyards and Wineries. Entrants included: 7 from the Southern Highlands Wine Region, 6 from the Shoalhaven Coast Wine Region, 4 from Sydney Vignerons, and 1 from the South Coast Zone.
Judges awarded 52 medals, which included 8 gold medals,10 silver medals and 34 bronze medals.
Local highlights were:
- Wine of the show was awarded to the Coolangatta Estate for their 2005 Semillon.
- Best wine produced in a Shoalhaven Coast Winery and a gold medal was awarded to Cupitt’s Winery for their 2012 Semillon.
- Silver medal was awarded to Cupitt’s Winery for their ‘Alphonse’.
- Bronze medals were awarded to Cupitt’s Winery for their 2013 Riesling, Fern Gully Winery for their Shiraz and for their Vintage Port style (Shiraz)
Results are listed below or visit the Shoalhaven Coast Wine web site.
Wines were made available for public tasting at the Mollymook Golf Club with major sponsors for the wine show being the Bawley Liquor Barn & Hazcorp Pty. Ltd.