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Houghton senior winemaker Ross Pamment with the JS Gladstones Trophy.

Houghton Wines wins JS Gladstones Trophy

A FORTIFIED wine true to the character of the Swan Valley has earned Houghton Wines the coveted wine award, the JS Gladstones Trophy, at the Wine Show of WA.

The show only judges WA wines and was held on Friday, October 5 at West Cape Howe Winery in Mount Barker.

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development research, development and innovation managing director Mark Sweetingham said the JS Gladstones Trophy recognised the wine with the best and most distinctive regional character.

“The trophy, sponsored by the department, honours the contribution of Dr John Gladstones and his scientific work in identifying and helping to establish the fine wine regions of the state’s South West,” he said.

“The award also promotes excellence in viticulture and wine making.

“The winning wine was Houghton NV Cellar Reserve Rare Liqueur, which has a concentrated sweet style with Christmas cake and raisin notes, and a long and supple finish that lingers.”

Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan presented the trophy.

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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