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2016 ROYAL MELBOURNE WINE AWARDS TROPHIES

THE JIMMY WATSON MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR BEST YOUNG RED WINE
Eligible Classes: 39 (2015 only), 40, 42 (2015 only), 43, 46 (2015 only), 47, 50 (2015 only), 51, 53 (2015 only), 54, 57 (2015 only), 58, 61 (2015 only), 62, 64 (2015 only), 65, 68 (2015 only), 690
The Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy recognises Jimmy’s contribution to the advancement of the Australian wine industry. The Trophy is awarded to the best red wine of the 2014 or 2015 vintage classes. Two-hundred and fifty (250) dozen finished bottled stock must be held at the time of delivery, i.e. Friday 30 September, 2016, to be eligible for the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy. Single Vineyard and Organic / Biodynamic wines are eligible where 250 dozen finished bottled stock is held at the time of delivery, i.e. Friday 30 September, 2016.

THE JAMES HALLIDAY TROPHY FOR BEST PINOT NOIR
Eligible Classes: 39, 40, 41
The James Halliday Trophy for the Best Pinot Noir recognises Halliday’s lifelong contribution to the Australian wine industry and world class Pinot Noir production.

THE TREVOR MAST TROPHY FOR BEST SHIRAZ
Eligible Classes: 42, 43, 44, 45
Honouring a legend of the Victorian wine industry, the Trevor Mast Trophy recognises Trevor’s lifetime contribution to the Australian wine industry and in particular his visionary cool-climate Shiraz at Victoria’s Mount Langi Ghiran Vineyards.

THE FRANCOIS DE CASTELLA TROPHY FOR BEST YOUNG WHITE WINE
Eligible Classes: 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24 (2015 only), 28, 29 (2015 only), 30, 31 (2015 only), 33, 34 (2015 only)
The François de Castella Trophy is named for the Swiss-born pioneer Victorian viticulturist and winemaker and is awarded to the Best Young White Wine in Show from the 2015 and 2016 vintages. Two-hundred and fifty (250) dozen finished bottled stock must be held at the time of delivery, i.e. Friday 30 September, 2016, to be eligible for the François de Castella Trophy.

THE VICTORIAN TROPHY FOR WHITE WINES OF PROVENANCE
Eligible Classes: 79
The Victorian Trophy for White Wines of Provenance is awarded to the veteran winemaker who shows consistency and excellence across 10 years of production. This award recognizes the skill of the winemaker with three vintages of the same wine label being assessed. All wines must be one-hundred per cent (100%) Victorian to be eligible.

THE VICTORIAN TROPHY FOR WHITE WINES OF PROVENANCE
Eligible Classes: 80
The Victorian Trophy for Red Wines of Provenance is awarded to the veteran winemaker who shows consistency and excellence across 10 years of production. This award recognizes the skill of the winemaker with three vintages of the same wine label being assessed. All wines must be one-hundred per cent (100%) Victorian to be eligible.

THE DOUGLAS SEABROOK SINGLE VINEYARD TROPHY
Eligible Classes: all except 1, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80
The Douglas Seabrook Single Vineyard Trophy is awarded to the best Exhibit from an individually named continuous vineyard, the name of which must appear on the commercial label of the wine. The wine must be made from no less than ninety-five per cent (95%) grapes grown on the named vineyard. One-hundred (100) dozen finished bottled stock must be held at the time of delivery, i.e. Friday 30 September, 2016, to be eligible for the Douglas Seabrook Single Vineyard Trophy.

THE BILL CHAMBERS TROPHY FOR BEST FORTIFIED WINE
Eligible Classes: 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78
In recognition of his service to the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards as Chair of Judges for 25 years and for his contribution to Victoria as a fortified winemaker, the Bill Chambers Trophy recognises the best fortified wine.

THE KYM LUDVIGSEN TROPHY FOR VITICULTURAL EXCELLENCE
Eligible Classes: awarded to the viticulturist or viticulture team responsible for the grapes that were used to make the wine awarded the Douglas Seabrook Trophy for Single Vineyard Wine.
The Kym Ludvigsen Trophy recognises excellence in viticulture and goes to the grower or team behind the grapes that produce the Douglas Seabrook Single Vineyard Trophy wine.