The 2019 NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show started on Monday 26th August at the Forbes Town Hall with a record number of entries received. This year 620 wines from 91 wineries from across NSW and the ACT were judged during the three day show.
NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show President, Mark Watts said it was excellent to see how many wines had been entered this year. “This show will be our largest in the past 10 years,” Mark said.
“The show is open to all NSW and ACT wine producers that crush a maximum of 500 tonnes annually and to see a number of new entries from wineries that haven’t entered our show before is very positive,” continued Mr Watts.
This year, Jeff Byrne continued as Chairman of Judges. Jeff was the Chief Winemaker at Agnew Wines in the Hunter Valley until the end of June and has now relocated with his family to Orange to develop his own winery.
“Jeff has served as a Panel Chair and Judge for many years and brings a wealth of experience to the judging team,” Mark said.
“Jeff and the committee have chosen the other 10 judges from across various NSW Wine Regions. They will join Jeff to select the top wines based on their appearance, aroma, body, taste and finish,” said Mark.
The NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show Public Tasting night will be held tonight Friday, 30th August from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at the Forbes Town Hall. Entry is $25 and includes finger food. Tickets are available at the door.
The Gourmet Wine Dinner, featuring the trophy winning wines complimented with a five course meal, will be held at Eat Your Greens at Eugowra on Saturday, 14th September.
Tickets are $120 and also includes return bus travel with the bus departing Forbes Town Hall at 6pm. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.123tix.com.au/events/5145/gourmet-wine-dinner or at the Public Tasting tonight.
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