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Winemakers set for 20th auction

TOP DROP: Winemakers Dan Buckle, Mount Langi Ghiran, Emma Wood, Seppelt Wines, and Adam Wadewitz, Best’s Wines, with the 2009 vintage Shiraz wines to be auctioned at the Grampians Grape Escape food and wine festival in Halls Gap this weekend. Picture: MELISSA POWELL PHOTOGRAPHY

Grampians Winemakers will celebrate two decades as part of the Grampians Grape Escape food and wine festival in Halls Gap this weekend.
The group of regional producers will release 2009 vintage Shiraz wines for sale at the festival’s annual Barrique Auction on Saturday.
Auction organiser Anne MacPherson said the Grampians region was pointing the way for cool climate Shiraz production.
“Wineries across the region carefully select a parcel of wine each vintage for inclusion in our special release Grampians Reserve Shiraz,” Ms MacPherson said.
“The winemaking trio behind the 2009 release is Adam Wadewitz of Bests Wines, Emma Wood of Seppelt Winery and Dan Buckle from Mount Langi Ghiran,” she said.
“These ‘young guns’ are setting the Shiraz world alight and have succeeded in doing the same with this single barrique of the region’s finest Shiraz.”
The Barrique Auction this year celebrates 20 years as part of the Grampians Grape Escape Food and Wine festival, the wine showcases the best of Grampians shiraz and as always is a unique opportunity to purchase a wine that is the essence of our regions signature cool climate shiraz.
Mr Wadewitz said the 2009 vintage produced meagre yields while the dry and warm conditions were perfectly suited to ripening quality Shiraz.
“The result is a wine of great intensity and nerve,” he said.
“The 2009 Grampians Reserve has combined some very interesting and quite different parcels. I think together these parcels work brilliantly to capture not only spicy regional expression but also they have contributed a great depth of flavour to the wine.’
Auction
Registrations and pre-auction tasting of the 2009 Grampians Winemakers Inc Reserve Shiraz will be from 1.45pm in the main tent followed by the auction at 2.30pm.
A total of 22.5 dozen bottles will be auctioned in 24 lots. The winner of lot one will have the option of purchasing lot two. The remaining lots will be auctioned as individual lots. The bidding price will be per bottle.
Bidders must register beforehand. For more information, including silent bid inquiries required two days before the auction, contact Anne MacPherson on 5354 3207 or email amacpherson@langi.com.au.

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Posted on Apr 27 2011

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