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Australian independent alcohol company, Vok Beverages, is celebrating a massive result at the 2021 New Zealand International Wine Show, winning a highly sought-after double result and three gold medals.
The prestigious double gold medal was won by Rare Tawny, 25, from Galway Pipe. Galway Pipe is a brand that honors the legacy of Sir Henry Galway, former Governor of South Australia, renowned for personally selecting the finest wines fortified in the 500 liter barrels, or “pipes”, at the winery to be served exclusively at Maison du Gouverneur.
Fermented and aged in oak barrels for 25 years, the new addition to the Galway Rare range follows a long history of success with Galway’s 12-year-old Tawny and lives up to Galway’s standards for Australian fortified wine.
The 2021 New Zealand International Wine Show saw 12-year-old Tawny from Galway Pipe add another feather to her cap, winning gold.
Galway’s chief winemaker, Chris Dix, said Tawny, 25, was a labor of love and the team behind the fortified were delighted to gain international recognition after years of hard work.
“It has been an absolute pleasure to personally service our oldest Galway fortified barrels over the past ten years and bring this incredible blend to life,” said Dix.
“With our extensive portfolio of tawny batches, I had the ability to select the best old components from 25-30 year old batches on tap for our 25 year old blend. The team is delighted to be recognized internationally with this fantastic award.
The Beresford brand, owned by Vok Beverages, won two more gold medals. The Beresford Winery has been operating in the heart of McLaren Vale since 1985, is family owned and passionately South Australian.
Beresford received the gold medal for its 2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon which contains fruit 100% from the estate’s vineyards in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale. Planted in 1965 in the scenic hillside vineyards are the Beresford Cabernet vines, which still provide the fruit for these wines today.
The wine was praised for its fruity intensity and herbaceous complexity, with mint, violets and crushed stone.
Beresford also won gold for the 2019 Classic Cabernet Sauvignon which offers a classic example of McLaren Vale wines. This was the first presentation of the 2019 Classic Cabernet Sauvignon, which was only released this week, but it follows similar accolades for the 2018 vintage.
The New Zealand International Wine Show is the largest wine competition held in New Zealand. Entry is open to wines from any country and from any grape variety.
Wine lovers can stay up to date with Beresford Wines by visiting www.beresfordwines.com.au and following Facebook and instagram.