TOP DROP: More than 1620 entries were judged at the Australian Small Winemakers Show in Stanthorpe and Granite Belt wineries were big winners. Photo Daniel Elliott / Stanthorpe Border Post
TOP DROP: More than 1620 entries were judged at the Australian Small Winemakers Show in Stanthorpe and Granite Belt wineries were big winners. Photo Daniel Elliott / Stanthorpe Border Post Daniel Elliott

Granite Belt wineries win top awards

GRANITE Belt wineries have proven the quality of their wines once again at the Australian Small Winemakers Show.

Ballandean's Golden Grove Winery swept aside competition from Australia and New Zealand to take the Champion Small Winery of Show Trophy as well as four Queensland Awards.

Symphony Hills Wines won the Dick de Luca Memorial Trophy for best Queensland Shiraz.

See below for a full list of the trophy winners and Tuesday's edition of the Stanthorpe Border Post for a more in depth story with the Granite Belt's big winners.

Australian Small Winemakers Show Trophy Winners

National Awards

Champion Small Winery of Show: Golden Grove Estate

Most Successful Exhibitor Trophy: Palmer Wines

Champion Red Wine: Lake Breeze Wines - 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Champion White Wine: Harewood Estate Wines - 2012 Mount Barker Riesling

Champion Fortified Wine: Stanton & Killeen Wines - Grand Topaque NV

Winemakers Award: Harewood Estate Wines - James Kellie, 2012 Mount Barker Riesling

Viticulturist Award: Lake Breeze Wines - Tim Follett, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Preben Jacobsen Stewards Choice Award: Pooley Wines - 2011 Butchers Hill Pinot Noir

Queensland Awards

Award for Technical Excellence in Queensland Winemaking: Golden Grove Estate

Most Successful Queensland Exhibitor Trophy: Golden Grove Estate

Best Queensland White Wine: Golden Grove Estate - 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

Best Queensland Red Wine: Golden Grove Estate - 2011 Tempranillo

Dick de Luca Memorial Trophy for Best Queensland Shiraz: Symphony Hills Wines - 2008 Reserve Shiraz

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