Handpicked Wines pick up Best Mornington Wine award at the James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge
Monday 15 October 2018
Scoring a total of 96 out of 100 points, the 2016 Capella Chardonnay, produced by Director of Winemaking, Peter Dillon, received one of eight regional trophies awarded to the top wines from around Australia. The trophy-winning wine is a single vineyard wine from the company’s flagship Capella vineyard, on the western port side of Mornington Peninsula.
This trophy comes as the fifth accolade within a two month period for the winery, with other recent honours including:
Best Wine of Show and Best Mornington Wine at the 2018 Australian Pinot Noir Challenge for their 2017 Collection Pinot Noir from Mornington Peninsula.
Best Pinot Noir at the 2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show for their 2017 ‘Wombat Creek’ Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley.
2018 Double Gold Winner at the Six Nations Wine Challenge for their 2016 Collection Grenache from Barossa Valley.
Huon Hooke’s #1 Grenache Award for their 2016 Collection Grenache from Barossa Valley.
“The James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge is an incredibly prestigious event and we’re thrilled to win Best Mornington Wine,” says Director of Winemaking, Peter Dillon. “Our growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir portfolio is a real passion point for me and it’s so exciting to see them get such amazing recognition.”
Handpicked Wines, who have curated a unique multi-regional wine portfolio, are quickly developing a reputation as one of Australia’s leading Chardonnay and Pinot Noir producers, recently purchasing Wombat Creek, an acclaimed Yarra Valley vineyard as well as a Tasmanian vineyard in an effort to grow their high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay portfolio. Winemaker Peter Dillon oversees five handpicked-owned properties across Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Barossa Valley and Tasmania, in partnership with Assistant Winemaker Jonathon Mattick, a team of employed viticulturists and through established relationships with vignerons from other regions.
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