Brown Brothers wowed the esteemed judging panel at this year’s 27th Tasmanian Wine Show winning four champion trophies and two gold medals at the highly regarded competition in Hobart.
Devil’s Corner Riesling 2016 pulled a hat trick claiming three trophies including; the Abel Labels Trophy for Best Riesling; the Fin-Est Trophy for Best 2016 Vintage Wine; and the Riedel Trophy for Reserve Champion Wine of the Show. The already two-trophy holder, Devil’s Corner Pinot Grigio 2016, was awarded a gold medal, while the Brown Brothers 18 Eighty Nine Sauvignon Blanc 2016 won the New Sydney Hotel Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc.
The Tasmanian Wine Show shines a spotlight on the island’s growing reputation for outstanding wine. Since the first show in 1991, and with the championing support of judges James Halliday and Huon Hooke, Tasmania has increasingly and consistently produced wines of exceptional quality.
Ross Brown, Executive Director of Brown Brothers said he is thrilled with the achievement of the team at Devil’s Corner and the team who brought the 100 per cent Tasmanian sourced 18 Eighty Nine Sauvignon Blanc to trophy status.
Brown Brothers is proud of our strong portfolio of cool climate Tasmanian wine brands. We want to see Tasmania get the recognition it deserves for producing wines we believe rival the best in the world.
Winemaker for Devil’s Corner, Tom Wallace said:
The 2016 vintage was excellent across Tasmania with perfect ripening conditions and quality. Our Riesling and Pinot Grigio, as well as the 18 Eighty Nine Sauvignon Blanc, are elegant wines with incredible depth of flavour and varietal expression.