Best wines go on show

TESTING TIME: Fifth generation winemaker David Morris heads the judges at the South Coast Wine Show. THE Shoalhaven Coast is gaining increasing recognition as a wine region, with several of the area’s wineries gaining awards at wine shows all over the country.

And in coming weeks the local wineries will be pitting their best against wines from the Southern Highlands as they bid for awards at the South Coast Wine Show, sponsored by Hazcorp Pty Limited and Bawley Liquor Barn.

The winners will be decided by fifth generation winemaker David Morris, who really knows his wines.

He has been described as one of Australia’s most outstanding winemakers after having achieved unprecedented show success from his winery Morris Wines at Rutherglen in Victoria.

So when he praises the quality of wines produced in the Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands, it is praised backed by detailed knowledge and an expectation of excellence.

Mr Morris has been chief judge at the past few South Coast Wine Shows, and in 2014 he awarded medals to nearly half of all the wines entered, lavishing praise on the quality of wine being produced in the region.

He is back as chief judge in the 2015 awards, supported by fellow judges Nicole Esdaile from Coombe Farm Estate in the Yarra Valley and Nick O’Leary from Lake George, near Bungendore.

Entries are being collated until Friday, January 9, before judging takes place on Thursday, January 22.

Members of the public will be able to taste the entries and sample the best wines in the region, speak to the judges and also hear from winemakers, during a function at the Mollymook Golf Club from 6pm to 7.30pm on Friday, January 23.

Tickets are $15 and include using a chance to sample all the wines entered in the show, accompanied by Unicorn cheese and finger food, along with enjoying live music from talented young duo Hannah and Monica.

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