Our inaugural Heathcote Wine Show was held on August 2nd and 3rd 2013, celebrating the quality and diversity of our distinctive Victorian wine region, with Sanguine Estate bestowed the ultimate prize – the ‘Heathcote Grand Terroir Trophy’ 2013 – for demonstrating the highest quality and style consistency across three shiraz wines spanning a minimum of four vintages for one singular wine label.

Sanguine Estate takes out top trophy in the first ever Heathcote Wine Show.

The inaugural Heathcote Wine Show held on August 2nd and 3rd 2013 celebrated the quality and diversity of our distinctive Victorian wine region, with Sanguine Estatebestowed the ultimate prize – the ‘Heathcote Grand Terroir Trophy’ 2013 – for demonstrating the highest quality and style consistency across three shiraz wines spanning a minimum of four vintages for one singular wine label. Shiraz is the varietal hero of the Heathcote region, and the shiraz of Sanguine Estate now sets a formidable benchmark, shining a light on the type of exemplary quality of shiraz that the region can craft.

L to R: Chairman of Judges Brian Walsh, with Sanguine Estate’s Jodie Marsh, Mark Hunter and Tony Hunter and their Grand Terroir Trophy.

Our Show Committee convened a group of seven highly respected wine show judges who joined Chairman of Judges Brian Walsh (former Chairman of Judges of the Royal Adelaide Wine Show) and these were Tim Kirk (Clonakilla Wines), Sue Bell (Bellwether Wines), Kate McIntyre MW (Moorooduc Estate), Philip Rich (Prince Wine Store and wine writer), Matt Pick (Cellarmasters Victoria) and Mark O’Callaghan (Giant Steps).

Five major trophies were additionally awarded and the winners were:

  • Best Shiraz Trophy winner – Sanguine Estate Progeny Shiraz 2012, selected from the most superior shiraz wines across the three shiraz classes
  • Best Single Vineyard Wine Trophy winner – Heathcote Winery Wilkins Shiraz 2010, chosen from the leading qualifying wines from classes two to 10
  • Best Museum Shiraz Trophy winner – Heathcote Winery Mail Coach Shiraz 2008
  • Best Older Shiraz Trophy winner – Heathcote Winery The Wilkins Shiraz 2010 
  • Best Young Shiraz Trophy winner – Sanguine Estate Progeny Shiraz 2012

Winners were announced at the Heathcote Wine Show dinner, a gala evening held on Saturday August 3rd, showcasing some of the highlight wines of the show matched with a menu devised by local chef Roland Schaedle, featuring a range of the region’s most exceptional produce growers and suppliers such as Holy Goat, Piper Street Food Co, McIvor Farm, Warialda Belted Galloway Beef and Puddle Duck Farm.