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Leura Park collects Gold at the International Cool Climate Wine Show

Darren Burke Winemaker

Leura Park Estate is celebrating major success at the prestigious International Cool Climate Wine Show 2018, held recently in Red Hill.  

Leura Park Estate was awarded four medals including:

Gold      2017 Shiraz OM

Bronze  2017 Pinot Gris

                2017 Pinot Noir

                2016 Shiraz

Now in its 18th year, the International Cool Climate Awards is an annual wine show offering participants and sponsors the opportunity of being involved in a world class event.  The event attracts winemakers, vineyard owners, sommeliers and cool climate wine enthusiasts from around the world.  The ICCWS is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost show for inspirational cool climate wines. Many of them are from smaller vineyards where grapes are handpicked and wines handcrafted by winemakers with a passion for exploring terroir and the true expression of the grape.

Each year the ICCWS attracts more than 600 wines from around the world, in 25 competition classes, including sparkling wines, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. The wines are judged by highly credentialed and experienced judges.  For winemakers, this is an opportunity to benchmark in a show where "like is judged against like"; where elegant wines with restrained fruit are seen at their best; and where diversity is encouraged and rewarded.

Leura Park Estate are crafted from premium Bellarine fruit with attention to small batch handling and traditional practices.  Winemaker Darren Burke (Leura Park Estate is extremely talented and displays very individual, distinctive styles in crafting wines which are reflected in the diversity and styles across the respective vineyards’ offerings.  

Leura Park Estate’s stable of wines includes Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay, Sparkling Blanc de Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, Rosé, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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