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Wine Show of Western Australia 2018 saw 834 entries from a total of 115 producers representing all of WA’s nine wine regions – but who was the best of the best?

Are you a wine lover? Wanting to branch out and try something new? Well, we have the list of the 2018 Wine Show of Western Australia trophy winners below.

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Margaret River winery, Stella Bella won the top award this afternoon at the Wine Show of Western Australia with its 2017 Shiraz taking out the Singapore Airlines Trophy from a field of nearly 850 WA Wines.

The most successful exhibitor overall was Margaret River winery Cherubino Wines which won the Air Liquide trophy.

This year saw 834 entries from a total of 115 producers representing all of WA’s nine wine regions.

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Beginning in 1978 as part of the Mount Barker and Districts Agricultural Show, the Wine Show of Western Australia has grown to become a separate and distinguished event which annually determines the best of Western Australian wines.

From only six classes in 1978, the show has grown to 39 classes and 24 trophies including the prestigious Singapore Airlines Trophy for Best Wine of Show.

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So for those looking for a little something more classy than juice boxes we have the list of the 2018 trophy winners below.

2018 TROPHY WINNERS: WINE SHOW OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA MOUNT BARKER

Photograph Jeff Atkinson

Singapore Airlines Trophy

Best Wine of Show
Stella Bella
2017 Shiraz

Pre-Emptive Strike Trophy

Best Red Wine of Show
Stella Bella
2017 Shiraz

Portavin Integrated Wine Services Trophy

Best White Wine of Show
Blackstone Paddock
2017 Limited Release Chardonnay

Air Liquide Trophy

Most Successful Exhibitor Overall
Cherubino Wines

Winequip Trophy

Most Successful Exhibitor processing under 250 tonnes
Castle Rock Estate

Trophy

Winery with the Highest Aggregate for top 3 pointed wines
Two winners – Houghton and Xanadu

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

JS Gladstones Trophy

Best and Most Distinctive Regional Character
Houghton
NV Cellar Reserve Rare Liqueur

Shire of Plantagenet Trophy

Best Great Southern White
Castle Rock
2018 Porongurup Riesling

Demptos Trophy

Best Great Southern Red
Ferngrove
2017 Black Label Malbec 

Seguin Moreau Trophy

Best Chardonnay
Blackstone Paddock
2017 Limited Release Chardonnay

Plasdene Glass-Pak Trophy

Best Riesling
Castle Rock
2018 Porongurup Riesling

Mt Barker Co-Op

Pam McGregor Trophy

Best Aged Riesling
Alkoomi Wines
2010 Black Label Riesling

Hahn Corporation Trophy

Best Sauvignon Blanc
Franklin Tate Estates
2018 Alexanders Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Multi-Color Australia Trophy

Best White Blend
Deep Woods Estate
2018 Ivory Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc

REX Trophy

Best Dry White Varietal
Juniper
2017 Small Batch Fiano

Booth Transport Trophy

Best Rose of Show
Rockcliffe Winery
2018 Third Reef Rose

Great Southern Wine Producers Association Trophy

Best Pinot Noir
Castle Rock
2017 Porongurup Pinot Noir

Settlers Tavern Trophy

Best Shiraz
Stella Bella
2017 Shiraz

Galafrey & Mt Barker Wine Producers

Ian Tyrer Trophy

Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Xanadu
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Mt Barker Agricultural Society

Neale Warneford Trophy

Best Red Blend
Ironcloud Wines
2017 Rock of Solitude Purple Patch GSM

Albany CCI Trophy

Best Other Red Varietal
Ferngrove
2017 Black Label Malbec 

Smith Thornton Trophy

Best Older Red Wine
Xanadu
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

RSN Australia

Best Sparkling
Pemberley
NV Sparkling Lustre Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Trophy

Best Fortified or Sweet Wine
Houghton
NV Cellar Reserve Rare Liqueur

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