Tas wine best red

Nick Glaetzer with Allan Watson, son of Jimmy Watson.A TASMANIAN winemaker from Frogmore Creek near Cambridge the Glaetzer-Dixon family won the prestigious Jimmy Watson trophy for best red wine at last night’s Royal Melbourne Wine Show awards presentation dinner in Melbourne.

It was the first time a Tas winery has won the award, presented every year for the past 50 years for a one-year-old red wine.

Accepting the award was the winemaker Nick Glaetzer for his Mon Pere Shiraz 2010.

His cool climate shiraz grapes are sourced from vines planted in the early 1970s, in the Coal River Valley in the south and in the Tamar Valley in the north of the State.

Mr Glaetzer was earlier this year named Young Winemaker of the Year by Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine.

He moved to Tasmania with his wife Sally from South Australia’s Barossa Valley in 2005.

Two Victorian wineries, Yabby Lake International from Moorooduc on the Mornington Peninsula and Morris Wines from Rutherglen, were also major trophy winners.

Tom Carson, chief winemaker at Yabby Lake, took out The Victorian Government trophy for best Vic table wine with his Yabby Lake Vineyard chardonnay 2010.

He also took out the Douglas Seabrook Single Vineyard trophy with this vintage.

Morris Wines claimed the Bill Chambers trophy for best fortified wine in show with its Morris Cellar Reserve Liqueur Muscat.

Full report in this week’s Stock and Land, Thursday, November 3 edition

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