Verdun Park Wines an award-winning 'artwork' - Adelaide Hills Herald

A VERDUN winery that describes its products as a “handmade piece of artwork” has received gold or silver medals for most of its collection. All current release wines have been awarded either gold, silver or 90 points and above.

The most recent accolades followed an independent review by a judging panel that has to sip, sniff and swirl around 5000 wines per year. Verdun Park Wines received gold for its 2021 Sauvignon Blanc and silver for both its 2018 Verdun Park Wines Shiraz and 2021 Ruby Rosé from The Australian Wine Showcase Magazine panel. Judging was conducted under blind tasting conditions, with the flight of glasses, each one numbered, placed on the individual judge’s tables and the bottles kept out of sight.

The recent medals come as Verdun Park Wines also received high ratings for two of its other wines. The Real Review awarded 90 points and four stars to both its 2021 Sauvignon Blanc and 2010 Albert Arthur Shiraz.

Verdun Park Wines general manager Danielle McBeath said the team was “thrilled with the latest reviews and awards”. “The high calibre of people tasting the wines is a huge compliment in receiving these ratings,” she said. “Adelaide Hills wineries produce incredible wine and to have our wines rated alongside some amazing wine brands is exciting.”

Ms McBeath said sustainable practices used at the winery, established in 2009, helped contribute to its success. In fact, the team won a gold medal at the Adelaide Hills Wine Show for its first release back in 2009. “Our sustainable practices carry through every stage of the process from regenerative viticulture, boutique winemaking with the character of grapes at harvest being preserved, true to site and vintage, minimal additions and using only locally produced South Australian dry goods,” Ms McBeath said. “Our wine labels are designed and screen-printed by hand [by me] on site. “Each bottle of wine is like a handmade piece of artwork from start to finish; including grape growing, wine making and packaging.”

Next on the agenda is the launch of their new wine club. “I can’t wait to share this with people!” Ms McBeath added.

Friday, November 11, 2022