Wine Show AWARDS

Written by Wine Show Director
Tuesday, 01 December 2009 08:56

This section contains information about our current awards and this years' winners. Read in conjunction with the
EDWG Wine show rules.


Winemaker Of The Year
The WOTY is the Eltham Guild Winemaker of the Year. This is determined by totalling the three top scoring wines in the show from any Eltham & District Amateur Winemakers Guild member, at least one wine of which must be a country wine, one a grape wine, and at least one of the three wines must be current vintage.

In 2009 Guild sponsor Costante Imports donated a plaque providing for a Perpetual Trophy (Costante WOTY Perpetual Trophy).

Winners
2012: David Hart
2011: David Hart
2010: David Hart
2009: Vinko Eterovic
2008: Vinko Eterovic
2007: Vinko Eterovic
2006: Vinko Eterovic
2005: Vinko Eterovic / Helmut Doerner

Grape Winemaker of the Year
The Best Grape Winemaker award is determined by the highest cumulative score of three (3) grape wines across three (3) different grape wine classes by an individual winemaker, or group of winemakers.

Winners
2012: David Hart
2011: Danny, Zeon, Bill and Geoff
2010: Phoenix: Scott, Lostitch, Field, Sleep
2009: Richard Barker
2008: Vinko Eterovic
2007: David Hart
2006: ...
2005: ...

Country Winemaker of the Year
The Best Country Winemaker award is determined by the highest cumulative score of three (3) country wines across three (3) different country wine classes by an individual winemaker, or group of winemakers.

Winners
2012: Vinko and Kathey Eterovic
2011: Vinko and Kathey Eterovic
2010: Mario and Jeanne Anders
2009: Myrna Johannesen
2008: Vinko Eterovic
2007: Vinko Eterovic
2006: David Hart
2005: Stan Gawel

Bayside-Hillside Challenge Perpetual Trophy
The best score for Country Winemaker of the Year judged at both Eltham and Frankston Wineshow is awarded the Frankston-Eltham Perpetual Trophy. This is a plaque donated jointly by the two Members of Parliament for Eltham and Frankston.

2012:
2011: Greg Martin (Eltham)
2010: Jacques Garnier (Frankston)
2009: Myrna Johannesen (Eltham)
2008: David Wood (Frankston)
2007: Vinko Eterovic (Eltham)
2006: Jacques Garnier (Frankston)
2005: Vinko Eterovic (Eltham)
2004: Michael Davis (Frankston)
2003: Chris Myers (Frankston)

Woman Winemaker of the Year
Best Woman Winemaker is exclusively for the single highest scoring wine made by a woman or syndicate of women, marked as such on the entry form. In the event of a tie, the winner shall be decided by a taste off organised by the Chief Steward

Winners
2012: Jenny Chivers
2011: Julie Game
2010: Julie Game
2009: Myrna Johannesen (new award class)

Bill Christophersen Trophy
The Bill Christophersen Award is a perpetual trophy awarded annually to the maker of the best previous vintage Shiraz at the Eltham Wine Show. The award was introduced at the 2008 Show to commemorate Bill Christophersen, one of the Guild longest serving supporters.

Winners
2012: Neil Johannessen (Shiraz 2003)
2011: Emil and Milan Knezevic (Shiraz 2008)
2010: David Hart (Shiraz S 2009)
2009: Richard Barker (Shiraz 2006)
2008: Tom & Julie Marshall (Shiraz 2004)

Jo Ilian Trophy
The EDWG Wine Show Committee annually decides the grape or country fruit variety that will be judged in the following year for the Jo Ilian Trophy. The very beautiful Jo Ilian Perpetual Trophy, the end of a wine barrel, was made up and donated by, Heritage Coopers. Jo Ilian was the founder of the Eltham & District Winemakers Guild.

Winners

2012: Gary Campanella and Jid Cosma (Best Current Vintage Shiraz, Shiraz 2012)
2011: NonParEIL- Best Hybrid Wine (Purple Basil / Cabernet Sauvignon 2010)
2010: Mario and Jeanne Anders - Best Herb, Grain, Vegetable Wine (Ginger 2010)
2009: Peter Belec Best Rosé (Rosé 2009)
2008: David Wood - Best Country Sparklng Wine (Mango & Strawberry 2008)
2007: Neil Johannesen- Best White Wine (Sauvignon Blanc 2007)
2006: David Hart - Best Berry Wine (Raspberry)
2005: Vinko Eterovic - Best Fruit Wine (Tangerine Dry 2005)
 

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