Every year wineries around Australia eagerly await the release of the annual “Halliday Wine Companion”, an encyclopaedic reference of all of the wines of Australia compiled by pre-eminent wine writer James Halliday.
Respected wine critic, James Halliday is a leading authority on every aspect of the Australian wine industry. Tasting over 9,000 wines James Halliday has delivered his pronouncements of the best in the land in the latest edition of the Halliday Wine Companion.
This year we were awarded 5 star rating as an “outstanding winery capable of producing wines of a very high quality”, and one of only 10 “Dark Horse” awards. The Halliday Wine Companion identifies 10 “Dark Horses” each year; wineries that may not yet be well known, but are identified by James as having a bright future.
Reviews of all current release wines can be found in the tasting notes.
GOLD at 2014 Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show
Our 2012 Myrtle Point Pinot Noir won Gold at this years Sydney Wine Show!
Lightfoot & Sons – Most Successful Exhibitor – 2013 Gippsland Wine Show.
We were very excited to be awarded the trophy for “Most Successful Exhibitor” in this year’s Gippsland Wine show.
Our 2012 Myrtle Point Pinot Noir, 2012 Myrtle Point Chardonnay, 2012 Myrtle Point Shiraz, 2008 Vintage Sparkling, and 2013 Myrtle Point Rosé we all awarded medals.
A total of 19 classes were judged by a panel of three Judges; Dan Buckle – Senior Winemaker at Domain Chandon, Steve Flamsteed – Senior Winemaker at Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander, and Lisa Jenkins -Sommelier at The European and City Wine Store Melbourne.
In his address Chair of Judges Dan Buckle commended the participants for the high quality of wines presented and encouraged the winemakers to continue to strive to produce fine wines. Mr Buckle said, Gippsland is one broad and diverse region, and the wines on offer during the show reflected the depth and diversity of the local wine industry.
Only wines made from Gippsland grown grapes are eligible to enter the Gippsland Wine Show, which has gathered a significant reputation on the national wine scene.
This year also marked a major milestone for the show, as it is now an official qualifying show for the National Wine Show. This means that those wines that won medals in the Gippsland wine Show are now eligible to compete at the National Wine Show level for the first time. This is significant achievement for the show and acknowledges both the very high standard of Gippsland wine, well as the professional management of the show.