Ballinaclash wins best red at Forbes’ Small Winemakers Wine Show

Peter and Cath Mullany. File photo.
Peter and Cath Mullany. File photo.

Young’s reputation as one of the best wine regions in the country has been further cemented, with Ballinaclash Orchard and Cellar Door awarded best red at the 2018 Forbes’ Small Winemakers Wine Show. 

Ballinaclash, owned by Peter and Cath Mullany, won for their Ballinaclash 2017 Thomas Cabernet Sauvignon.

Thirty-six wines were awarded gold medals this year and chairman of judges Jeff Byrne said the judges were pleased with the quality of wines entered in this year’s show.

Mr Byrne said the 2017 shiraz and 2017 chardonnay were strong classes in the show, while the sparkling and Riesling classes provided a good surprise.

The judges also awarded 67 silver medals, 155 bronze medals and 19 trophies. 

The show’s top wines will feature at the presentation dinner on Saturday, September 15. 

Tickets for the five course dinner with matched trophy wines are on sale at BWR Accountants for $110.

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