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    Katrina and Andrew Toomey from Miners Ridge Winery won a Western Vic Wine Challenge with their 2018 Miners Ridge AT Shiraz.

Ararat wineries win accolades

Ararat municipal leaders have applauded the efforts of regional winners at last month’s Western Victorian Wine Challenge, which showcased Grampians and Pyrenees wineries.

Ararat Rural City Council chief executive Tim Harrison said the council especially congratulated Grampians Estate winery, which won an Ararat council-sponsored category ‘Class eight: Other Reds’.
“It is great to be a part of an event that celebrated local wines and recognised the talents of our locals,” he said.

Dr Harrison was also quick to point out other Ararat district wineries to receive recognition, including Miners Ridge, Black and Ginger, Clarnette and Ludvigsen, Montara, Mount Langi Ghiran and Mountainside Wines. 

He said Miners Ridge at Great Western was a standout, winning the ‘Judges’ Best Wine of Show’ award, for its 2018 AT Shiraz.



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“Each of these wineries deserves recognition for their wines, which as a collective, helped the Grampians wine region win the regional shield,” he said.

“Ararat Rural City Council thanks and congratulates all participants for their contribution to the awards.”

The awards include wines from Grampians, Pyrenees, Henty and Ballarat regions.

Many of the wineries capturing attention at the awards feature on ‘Made the Grampians Way’ website, www.madethegrampiansway.com.au.

The entire November 4, 2020 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!