This year marks the 25th anniversary of the NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show in Forbes taking place from 22nd to 24th August at the Forbes Youth and Community Centre. A total of 559 entries have been received.
Mike de Luliis, owner and winemaker at de Luliis Wines in the Hunter Valley, continues as the Chairman of Judges. The other judges are Andrew Thomas (Hunter Valley), Lester Jesberg (Canberra), David Morris (Rutherglen VIC), Simon Killen (Rutherglen VIC), Jeff Byrne (Hunter Valley), Deb Pearce (Bowral), Lester Yang (Mudgee), Lucy Maddox (Orange), Jeremy Nascimben (Griffith) and Anthony D’Onise (Cowra).
A public tasting will be held on Friday, 26th August from 6.30 to 8.30pm. Tickets are $25 and include tasting of the wines entered and finger food. The Presentation Dinner is on Saturday, 17th September at the Forbes Town Hall with catering by The Dish Café. Tickets are $125 per person and include a five-course dinner complemented with ten trophy winning wines.
The show started 25 years ago as the Golden West WineFest with John Saleh, proprietor of Sand Hills Vineyard, organising the event the with help of members of the Rotary Club of Forbes. After three years the show became known as the NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show and introduced a Presentation Dinner to showcase the trophy winning wines.
To find out more about the NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show visit www.nswwineshow.com.au or the Facebook page.