Those of you who follow us will know that I am very reluctant to enter our wines into the show system. But was talked into entering the Royal Melbourne Wine Show last year where, to my delight, we were awarded two trophies; one for our Vermouth and the other for Genesis, which won The Victorian Red Wines of Provenance.
This year I was again reluctant – in fact positively determined – that we shouldn’t get involved. Putting aside my own personal opinion about the show system, there seemed to me no point at all in risking fate. After all, we had had a very good result last year, so why not leave it at that?
Adam didn’t agree. And after much badgering he ‘persuaded’ me that we should again enter ‘The Victorian Red Wines of Provenance’.
We entered Castagna Genesis Syrah 2002-2005-2012 – and much to my surprise and delight we were again awarded the Trophy. The Trophy in two successive years is both a joy and a delight, and helps cement and communicate the wonderful terroir that is Beechworth.
As this has happened just before our Open Day on the 29th October – which is a thank you to our customers – it gives me a chance to open a magnum of one of the early wines, to show off how wonderful the wine actually is.
Class Entry 6586 – Castagna Genesis Syrah
Class Description 80 – Victorian Red Wines of Provenance (Victorian Wines of Provenance)
Result Detail Comments Super bracket of wines. Linage shows. 3 Gold medals from all judges. 2002 a treasure.
Associated Results The Victorian Red Wine of Provenance
Result Detail Bracket
“The Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA), conducted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), is Australia’s premier wine awards. Built on a longstanding tradition of celebrating excellence and innovation in Australian winemaking, the awards reflect current industry trends, production techniques and consumer interests.”