Wine Please! gets excited every time we hear one of our wines receives a new award. But to hear that one of our own received, not just one, but four awards in the inaugural Paris Wine Cup this June, we are beyond elated!
Hewitson 2016 Monopole Mother Vine Shiraz won in the following categories:
- Best Wine by Quality
- Best in Show by Country
- Best in Show by Varietal
- Gold Medal
Let’s face it – Hewitson Monopole Mother Vine Shiraz is worth celebrating in its own right! A beautiful and true expression of Shiraz, the Monopole Mother Vine vineyard is just over one hectare within the Hewitson family vineyards in the heart of Barossa Valley. The name stemmed from one ancient Shiraz vine (circa 1850s) that was grafted to these vines. Talk about a rare gem to find!
The Paris Wine Cup is different from other wine competitions we’ve seen so far as the wines are rated based on views from both the wine trade and end consumers. Needless to say, the competition is fierce with so many brands in the market in recent years. Judges are selected from across the industry – from experts to commercial/retail buyers to hospitality professionals – with each wine scored (out of 100) on quality, value and packaging.
Which is why the win for Hewitson is so much sweeter! And no one says it better than the owner and winemaker, Dean Hewitson, himself. “…Consumers expect to have something different, packaged attractively and of course great value for money…That’s why we are so proud to win these awards because it shows that we are making the types of wines that wine drinkers actually want to buy and enjoy, and that the industry wants to list”.
“To have had a vision for this vineyard and watch it evolve over time and now be applauded in this manner by the broader wine industry is incredibly rewarding” continued Hewitson. “It’s a celebration for this unique vineyard that stands shoulder to shoulder with great wines of the world”.
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