After a condensed show in 2020,  the full complement of 30 trophies for the 2021 Barossa Wine Show were announced last night.

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Saltram No. 1 Shiraz (2018), a wine of  ‘great power, complexity, balance and true expression of Barossa’  was awarded the top prize; the Orora Beverages Trophy for Most Outstanding Barossa Wine (Wine of Show).

Winemaker, Sue Bell joined Barossa Wine Show as Chair of Judges for her first year in 2021

“What an honour it is to judge at the Barossa wine show, such a proud region steeped in culture and history. A region that is bold and confident in who they are. Given the times we find ourselves in  it is also a real privilege to gather and share stories of wine history and current innovations that respect our regions. Many of the winemakers normally travelling across the globe spruiking Barossa are here immersed in the seasons, their cellars and with their viticultural and winemaking teams, so whilst we saw some great highlights this week, maybe the best is yet to come if seasons are kind to us.”

Riesling also shone throughout the tasting, particularly the Leo Buring Leonay Riesling, claiming a total of 5 trophies, including the coveted Peter Lehmann Perpetual Trophy for White Wine of Provenance. Like the trophies’ namesake, the wines awarded in the Provenance classes show a commitment to consistent dedication to capturing the best expression of Barossa. Wines of Provenance, judged across 3 vintages from current release to at least 10 years old, are a window into the long term thinking of a producer, their focus on a wine style, ageability, adapting to seasons, climate change and a flow of winemakers or sites.

Sue Bell commenting “Highlights of this year’s show were the provenance classes. A rare insight into the longevity and consistency of some sites and winemaking culture. The top examples speak of Barossa in style, quality and pride of place. A reminder too, that this is a long game of passionate commitment.”

Barossa Grape & Wine Association CEO, James March welcomed the opportunity to return to the traditional format of Barossa Wine Show  “It is fantastic to see 798 exhibits in this year’s wine show, with the Barossa Wine Show returning to its full complement. The region’s exhibitors, sponsors, committee, judges, and volunteers are the backbones of the show’s success displaying an extraordinary level of collegiality and contribution to Barossa.”

Barossa’s small producers were well-represented among winners, with Atze’s Corner Wines (winner, Most Successful Exhibitor, Small Producer), The Willows Vineyard (winner, best Grenache) and Paulmara  Estate (winner, best 2020 Shiraz)  sitting comfortably alongside well-known brands such as Peter Lehmann Wines, Yalumba, Turkey Flat Vineyards and Henschke.

2021 Trophy Winners

THE PERNOD RICARD WINEMAKERS – L HUGO & COLIN GRAMP MEMORIAL TROPHY

Best 2021 Riesling, Class 1

Leo Buring 2021 Leonay Riesling

THE ACCLAIMED WORKFORCE TROPHY

Best 2020 or older Riesling, Class 2

Jacob’s Creek 2019 Barossa Signature Riesling

THE HAHN CORPORATION TROPHY

Best Semillon, Class 3

Henschke 2018 Louis Semillon

THE VINTNERS BAR & GRILL TROPHY

Best Chardonnay, Class 4

Heggies Vineyard 2019 Estate Chardonnay

THE LAFFORT AUSTRALIA TROPHY

Best White Wine – other varieties or blends, Class 5

Yalumba 2018 The Virgilius Viognier

THE KWIK KOPY NORWOOD TROPHY

Best Rosé, Class 6

Turkey Flat Vineyards 2021 Rose

THE TARAC TECHNOLOGIES TROPHY

Best Fortified Wine, Class 21-24

Saltram NV Mr Pick Wicks Rare Tawny

THE JBG ARCHITECTS TROPHY

Best Red Wine – other varieties, Class 18

Red by Caroline Dunn 2020 Mataro

THE CCL LABEL TROPHY

Best Red Wine – other blends, Class 12

Seppeltsfield 2020 No. EC3 Barossa Tinta Cao, Tinta Amarela, Touriga

THE A STILLER COOPERS TROPHY

Best Shiraz and Cabernet blend, Class 15

Wolf Blass 2018 The Master Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz

THE VINPAC INTERNATIONAL & PROWINE TROPHY

Best Grenache, Class 16

The Willows Vineyard 2020 G7 Grenache

THE BAROSSA ENTERPRISES TROPHY

Best Cabernet Sauvignon, Class 13 & 14

Peter Lehmann Wines 2018 Mentor Cabernet Sauvignon

THE BOB McLEAN MEMORIAL TROPHY SPONSORED BY LALLEMAND AUSTRALIA

Best Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre dominant blends, Class 17

Henschke 2020 Five Shillings Shiraz Mataro

THE CLASSIC OAK PRODUCTS TROPHY

Best Museum Red Wine, Class 20

Saltram 2016 No 1 Shiraz

THE RIEDEL TROPHY

Best 2020 Shiraz, Class 9

Paulmara Estates 2020 Marananga Shiraz

THE ULTRA LABELS TROPHY

Best 2019 Shiraz, Class 10

St Hugo 2019 Private Collection Greenock Shiraz

THE GREENOCK TROPHY

Best 2018 or older Shiraz, Class 11

Saltram 2018 No 1 Shiraz

THE ROD SCHUBERT TROPHY

Best 2021 Dry Red Wine, Class 19

Seppeltsfield 2021 Barossa Grenache

THE AP JOHN COOPERS TROPHY

Best Shiraz Trophy

Saltram 2018 No 1 Shiraz

THE BARONS OF BAROSSA TROPHY

The Chairman’s Selection for The Barossa Cellar

Leo Buring 2021 Leonay Riesling

THE PETER LEHMANN PERPETUAL TROPHY SPONSORED BY CASELLA FAMILY BRANDS

Wine of Provenance – White

Leo Buring Leonay Riesling – 2021, 2015, 2005

Wine of Provenance – Red

Saltram Mamre Cabernet Sauvignon – 2019, 2012, 2009

THE BAROSSA VALLEY TOYOTA TROPHY

Most Outstanding Barossa White Table Wine, Premium Classes

Leo Buring 2021 Leonay Riesling

THE SEGUIN MOREAU TROPHY

Most Outstanding Barossa Red Table Wine, Premium Classes

Saltram 2018 No 1 Shiraz

THE BURGE BAROSSA TROPHY

Most Outstanding Barossa Single Vineyard Wine, Premium Classes

Leo Buring 2021 Leonay Riesling

Viticulturist: Angus Davidson

THE COOPERAGES 1912 AUSTRALIA TROPHY

Most Successful Exhibitor, Small Producer
Atze’s Corner Wines

THE MULTI-COLOR CORPORATION TROPHY

Most Successful Exhibitor, Medium Producer
Henschke Cellars

THE AHRENS TROPHY

Most Successful Exhibitor, Large Producer
Treasury Wine Estates

THE ORORA BEVERAGE TROPHY

Most Outstanding Barossa Wine, Premium Classes
Saltram 2018 No 1 Shiraz