The definitive guide to Australian Wines
Publish Date: 21 Nov 2017
Authored by: Halliday Promotion
Limited tickets are available for the first public tasting of the wines featured in this year’s National Wine Show of Australia following the selection of the trophy winners and medallists.
The National Wine Experience, which takes place at Canberra’s Exhibition Park this Saturday, showcases the 1200 or so wines submitted to the annual industry competition long before many of them go on general release.
To be considered for judging at the Australian competition all wines have to have already medalled at regional, state or specialist wine shows, so you can be assured of the quality and diversity of the selection on offer this weekend.
Wines are arranged by their show class, meaning that single-vineyard shiraz enthusiasts or aged riesling devotees can quickly find a haul of new favourites from a range of regions all in the one spot.
Among the most anticipated wines is the winner of the Len Evans Memorial Trophy for Champion Wine of Show, but new categories introduced this year also mean that fans of Rhone, Bordeaux and Mediterranean varieties will be well catered for.
Founded by the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society almost 40 years ago, the National Wine Show of Australia sees a panel of more than 20 industry experts embark on three intense days of judging to identify the 'best of the best' wines each year. The trophy-winning wines will only be revealed to the winemakers the night before the tasting so National Wine Experience attendees will be ahead of the crowd in uncovering the latest trends in Australian wine.
Attendees will also have the chance to win a Lemair wine fridge and sample a range of artisan produce at the event.
What: National Wine Experience
Where: Coorong Pavilion at Exhibition Park, Mitchell, ACT 2602
When: 3-5pm, Saturday November 25
How much: $120 per person (including a show results brochure)
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