Adelaide Hills winery Lobethal Road Wines took out the top honour at the 2014 Royal Sydney Wine Show yesterday, winning Best Wine in Show.
The husband and wife owned winery also won Best Red in Show and Best Shiraz in Show for their 2012 Lobethal Road Shiraz. These trophies follow Lobethal Road’s (owned by Dave Neyle and Inga Lidums) recent success at the Adelaide Hills Wine Show, where the boutique winery won Best Wine in Show and Best Chardonnay for the 2012 Bacchant Chardonnay. “It’s absolutely fantastic to receive the Best of Show Award as an endorsement of our approach to viticulture and winemaking, as well as acknowledgement of the Adelaide Hills as a region that produces high quality red as well as white wines,” Dave Neyle said in a press release. “The Adelaide Hills is known for producing aromatic whites, such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, premium Chardonnay and sparkling wines. It’s less widely known that it also produces elegant reds, including Shiraz. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our winemaker Michael Sykes.” Other major South Australian winners include two trophies for Rosemount Estate’s 2012 GSM and Wolf Blass taking out the Best White Wine for its 2012 White Label Chardonnay. To read a recent Adelaide Review feature on Lobethal Road head here: adelaidereview.com.au/food-wine-coffee/article/adelaide-hills-lobethal-road lobethalroad.com sydneyroyal.com.au