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Houghton Wines wine makers Lance Parkin, Garth Cliff and Troy Overstone with senior wine maker Ross Pamment.

Houghton shiraz wins at royal show

A HOUGHTON Wines shiraz has won four awards at this year’s Perth Royal Show.

The Houghton Shiraz 2015 won the Royal Agricultural Society of WA trophy for best shiraz, the Ian Smith Memorial trophy for best 2015 vintage dry red table wine, the Hermitage trophy for best WA  dry red table wine and the Lockton Companies trophy for best red table wine.

The Swan Valley-based winery also won the Bill Jamieson trophy for most successful WA exhibitor with eight gold, five silver and five bronze medals.

Houghton Wine  senior wine maker Ross Pamment said five trophies and eight gold medals made it one of the winery’s most successful Perth wine show’s it had had in a long while.

“These results are a strong reflection of the drive, passion, and dedication our viticulture and winemaking teams have for producing high quality wines,’’ he said.

“The trophy winning wine is a blend of shiraz fruit sourced from the lower south west – Frankland River, Margaret River and Geographe wine growing regions.

“The wine sells for a ridiculous price given the quality and pedigree of fruit we use, but an obvious bonus for the consumer who are getting outstanding value.’’

Mandoon Estate won the Royal Agricultural Society of WA trophy for the most successful WA exhibitor processing under 300 tonnes for three gold, five silver and three bronze medals.

Mandoon Estate also won the trophy for the exhibitor whose five or more judged entries gained the highest average points.

Houghton Wines also won the City of Swan trophy for the exhibitor whose five or more entries gained the highest score at the Swan Valley Wine Show awards on August 25.

 

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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