Brokenwood Chardonnay named Best NSW Wine 2018
Posted on : 15 August 2018
Once described as a red wine masquerading as a white, the Hunter Valley’s most important grape helped Brokenwood Wines take out the title of Best NSW Wine at the KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Awards, the honour going to their 2016 Forest Edge Chardonnay. Awarded the James Busby Perpetual Trophy, Brokenwood Wines was established in 1970 in the foothills of the Hunter Valley’s Brokenback Ranges. One hundred and forty years earlier James Busby planted more than 350 varieties of grape vine cuttings in the region, establishing the birthplace of Australian wine.
Donated by the NSW Department of Primary Industries, the James Busby Perpetual Trophy is awarded to the NSW wine achieving the highest total medal score over the previous 12 months on the NSW Wine Show circuit. To be eligible, a wine must have entered all of the following wine show tiers:
A) Regional Wine Show - must have entered at least one of the following shows: 2017 Hunter Valley Wine Show, 2017 Riverina Wine Show (Riverina GI wines only), 2017 Mudgee Wine Show 2017, Canberra & Region Wine Show (includes the whole Southern NSW Zone, Southern Highlands and South Coast), 2017 Orange Wine Show, 2017 New England Wine Show. Points awarded to Gold medal winning Exhibits only.
B) 2017 NSW Wine Awards. Points awarded to Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winning Exhibits.
C) 2018 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show. Points awarded to Gold medal-winning Exhibits.
Brokenwood Wines 2016 Forest Edge Chardonnay picked up Best Chardonnay at the New South Wales Wine Awards 2017, a Gold Medal at the St Martin Orange Wine Show 2017 and a Gold Medal at the 2018 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show.
Other trophy winning Hunter Valley wines this year were Two Rivers 2018 Stones Throw Semillon, Best Value White and Bimbadgen 2013 Signature Semillon, Best Semillon.