Halliday awards: Victoria wins big as Yarra Valley winery named Australia’s best
Victorian wineries have won three of the six major gongs at the prestigious Halliday awards, including the coveted Winery Of The Year.
Seville Estate, located at the foot of the Yarra Valley, was named Australia’s best after months of testing from hundreds of the country’s best wineries.
- Winery of the Year: Seville Estate, Yarra Valley, VIC
- Wine of the Year: 2017 Duke’s Vineyard Magpie Hill Reserve Riesling, Great Southern, WA (99 points)
- Winemaker of the Year: Julian Langworthy, Deep Woods Estate, Margaret River, WA
- Best Value Winery of the Year: Provenance Wines, Geelong, VIC
- Best New Winery: Mewstone Wines, Tasmania
- Dark Horse Winery of the Year: Principia Wines, Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Founded by shiraz pioneer Dr Peter McMahon in 1972 and now led by his grandson, chief winemaker Dylan McMahon, Seville Estate was bought by a foreign investor at the start of last year.
“Our new owner … is amazingly passionate about Seville Estate and he’s really passionate about investing and making sure we hang on to the great legacy of Seville Estate and old wines.”
Seville Estate also won two wine awards at the Halliday Wine Companion Awards:
- Best Pinot Noir: 2017 Seville Estate Old Vine Reserve Yarra Valley Pinot Noir VIC (99 points)
- Best Shiraz: 2015 Seville Estate Dr McMahon Yarra Valley Shiraz VIC (99 points)
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Video: Take of a tour of Seville Estate