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Windowrie Estate Family Reserve continues to receive acclaim

Windowrie Estate ‘Family Reserve’ Shiraz 2016 has been awarded the prestigious Dick De Luca Memorial Trophy for the Champion Shiraz at the Australian Small Winemakers Show in Stanthorpe at the awards dinner on Wednesday night.

The Australian Small Winemakers Show was established in 1987 for winegrowers crushing less than 500 tonnes and has grown to be one of the most prestigious wine shows for small winemakers in Australia and New Zealand.

Wine consultant Jim Harre chaired the 2018 show, with panel judges comprising Nick Bulleid MW, Ralph Kyte-Powell and Andrew Corrigan MW.

Receiving the trophy was Windowrie winemaker Anthony D’Onise. “This was a real honour. Dick De Luca was a passionate advocate for Shiraz and to be recognised for what we are doing with our shiraz in central NSW is a proud moment for our small team at Windowrie.”

“Our ambition is to be one of the top Shiraz winemakers in NSW,” continued D’Onise. “The vineyard is producing well ripened fruit and, along with the winemaking, eminently suited to the modern style.

“We have received a number of trophies and gold medals for our Shiraz, including the Windowrie ‘Family Reserve’, ‘The Mill’ and our organic Pig in the House. Our vineyards continue to improve as they mature and, as the winemaker, I continue to learn with each vintage.”

Further information on the Dick De Luca Memorial Trophy can be found here:

2016 Windowrie ‘Family Reserve’ Shiraz

  • Dick De Luca Memorial Trophy for Champion Shiraz, 2018 Australian Small Winemakers Show

  • Gold Medal, 2018 Australian Small Winemakers Show

2017 Windowrie ‘The Mill’ Shiraz

  • Gold Medal, 2018 Australian Small Winemakers Show

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