STEALING THE SHOW: Golden Grove Estate's Ray Costanzo with daughters Jaimee and Teagan, as well as beloved winery dog Bailey. Mr Costanzo has been named Queensland Winemaker of the Year.
STEALING THE SHOW: Golden Grove Estate's Ray Costanzo with daughters Jaimee and Teagan, as well as beloved winery dog Bailey. Mr Costanzo has been named Queensland Winemaker of the Year. Matthew Purcell

Golden Grove sweep top wine awards

THE talents of father-and-son duo Ray and Sam Costanzo are worth bottling.

Ray Costanzo was named Queensland Winemaker of the Year, while his dad took out the Viticulturalist of the Year gong, at the Courier-Mail Queensland Wine Awards on Wednesday night.

To top it off, the family's Golden Grove Estate was winery of the year, and also won champion wine for its 2018 Barbera - an Italian red varietal that is thriving.

Golden Grove's 2019 Vermentino was also one of 11 wines to receive gold medals from the judging panel.

Robert Channon Wines' 2016 Chardonnay, and Ridgemill Estate's 2016 Merlot Malbec, were also top scorers.

Heritage Estate Wine, Mason Wines, Hidden Creek Wines, Symphony Hill Wines, Tobin Wines and Casely Mount Hutton also won gold medals.

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