Several days of judging last week in the Royal Hobart Wine Show has finished, and the national judging panel has made its decisions.

A total of 1,165 entries this year from all over Australia and New Zealand marked the start of a post-pandemic revival for one of Australia’s biggest wine shows. There were 1,057 entries last year, and about 500 in the first year of the pandemic, in 2020.

Results announced:

Best Tasmanian Red Wine – Gala Estate – Class 20 Cat. No. 6 – white Label Pinot Noir

Best Tasmanian White Wine Dawson James – Class 7 Cat. No. 11 – Dawson James Chardonnay

Best Tasmanian Sparkling Wine – Spring Vale Vineyards – Class 38 Cat. No. 12 – Spring Vale Family Selection Blanc de Blanc

Best Varietal or Blended Dry Red Table Wine – The Lane Vineyard – Class 25 Cat. No. 1 – Provenance Cabernet Franc

Best Riesling Dry White Table Wine – d’Arenberg – Class 1 Cat. No. 19 – The Dry Dam Riesling

Best Varietal or Blended Dry White Table Wine – Tyrrell’s Vineyards Pty Ltd – Class 5 Cat. No. 19 – Vat 1 Semillon

Best Sweet Dessert Wine Unfortified – De Bortoli Wines Pty Ltd – Class 12 Cat. No. 6 – Noble One

Best Shiraz Dry Red – Abbey Vale Wines – Class 17 Cat. No. 34 – Premium RSV Shiraz

Best Fortified Wine – Morris Wines – Class 34 Cat. No. 8 – Morris Wines Old Premium Muscat

Best Rosé Table Wine – Not awarded due to there not being a gold medal winning eligible exhibit

Chardonnay of Provenance  – Hardys – Class 40 Cat. No. 3 – Hardys HRB Chardonnay

Riesling of Provenance  – Bay of Fires – Class 41 Cat. No. 3 – Bay of Fires Riesling

Pinot Noir of Provenance – Dawson James – Class 42 Cat. No. 2 – Dawson James Pinot Noir

Sparkling Wine of ProvenanceHouse of Arras – Class 43 Cat. No. 4 – House of Arras Grand Vintage

Best No or Low Alcohol Grape Product – Not awarded due to there not being a gold medal winning eligible exhibit

Best Brandy – St Agnes Distillery – Class 46 Cat. No. 1 – St Agnes XO

Some of the category winners will not be announced until the Fine Wine and Dine Dinner at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on 4 November 2022. This dinner celebrates the best of food and wine offered for judging in both the Royal Hobart Wine Show and the Royal Tasmanian Fine Food Awards.

A multiple course meal, designed by chef Paul Foreman, is created using award winning produce from the previous year’s food and wine shows. Paul will be assisted by TV chef Peter Kuruvita and the Executive Chef of the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

Tickets can be purchased online at: https://www.hobartshowground.com.au/fine-wine-and-dine-dinner

Award winning wines from this year’s Wine Show to be announced during the course of the dinner include:

  • Best Pinot Noir Dry Red 
  • Tasmanian Award 
  • Claudio Alcorso Trophy 
  • Most Outstanding Wine in Show Chair’s Trophy
  • The Max Lake Trophy for the Best Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Red 
  • The Cliff Heard Perpetual Trophy for the Best  Chardonnay Dry White 
  • Best Individual Vineyard Table Wine
  • Best Sparkling Wine