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Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

The Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA), conducted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), is Australia’s premier wine awards. It celebrates excellence in Australian winemaking, showcasing the industry’s diversity and quality, giving Australian wine producers the opportunity to promote their fine wines to both industry and consumers. The RMWA is an essential benchmarking opportunity for the Australian wine industry.

2015 Key Dates

Entries Open Tuesday 30 June
Entries Close Friday 31 July
Judging Monday 5 October - Friday 9 October
Awards Presentation Thursday 15 October
Exhibitor Tasting Friday 16 October
WCA Lunch Friday 16 October
Uncorked Friday 23 October

The Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2014 Trophy Winners

2014 Major Trophies

THE JIMMY WATSON MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR THE BEST RED WINE OF THE 2012 AND 2013 VINTAGES
S.C. Pannell Syrah Shiraz, 2013 – S.C. Pannell Wines, McLaren Vale, SA

THE JAMES HALLIDAY TROPHY FOR BEST PINOT NOIR PRESENTED BY JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
Coldstream Hills Deer Farm Pinot Noir, 2013 – Coldstream Hills, Yarra Valley VIC

THE DOUGLAS SEABROOK SINGLE VINEYARD TROPHY
Oakridge 864 Funder & Diamond Drive Block Chardonnay 2012 – Oakridge Wines, Yarra Valley VIC

KYM LUDVIGSEN TROPHY FOR VITICULTURAL EXCELLENCE
John Funder & Val Diamond, Funder & Diamond Drive Block, Yarra Ranges VIC

THE VICTORIAN TROPHY FOR WINES OF PROVENANCE
Granite Hills Riesling 2013, 2008 & 2004, Granite Hills, Macedon Ranges VIC

THE FRANCOIS DE CASTELLA TROPHY FOR BEST YOUNG WHITE WINE
Bay of Fires Chardonnay, 2013 – Bay of Fires, TAS

THE TREVOR MAST TROPHY FOR BEST SHIRAZ
S.C. Pannell Syrah Shiraz, 2013 – S.C. Pannell Wines, McLaren Vale, SA

THE BILL CHAMBERS TROPHY FOR BEST FORTIFIED
Morris Old Premium Rare Liqueur Muscat, - Morris Wines, Rutherglen VIC

 

Interview: Steve Pannell on his second Jimmy Watson Trophy – 19 Oct 2014

Interview courtesy of JamesSuckling.com. See full article