The Premier’s Trophy launched in 2017, gathering together the best wines of show from eleven regional wine shows in Victoria plus the best wine of show from the current Victorian Wine show to discover the “Best of the Best”. This winning wine is awarded the Premier’s Trophy. The winners are celebrated at the prestigious Parliament House Wine Tastings each year. It’s an “invitation-only” event with only twelve wines selected for entry.
The trophy is now a regular feature of the Victorian Wine Show after being launched with support from the Victorian government, particularly from the Department of Regional Development and the Wine Growth Fund. A perpetual trophy is awarded to the wine judged the best of all the regional show winners, along with an artwork commissioned by the Victorian Wine Show Council.
The wines are judged by a select panel of industry experts. It’s an extraordinary tasting because Victoria has a great range of small to medium wineries that create the diversity of wine styles upon which the state’s wine industry is built. To taste the best of the regions all in one place is a unique privilege and the diversity of Victorian wine is on full display.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING WINNERS:
2017- Burke and Wills Winery, Vat 1 Heathcote Shiraz
2018- The Gurdies Winery, 2017 Orchid Label Chardonnay
2019- Grampians Estate, 2017 St Ethel’s Shiraz
2021- Taltarni, 2019 Old Vines Shiraz