THE success keeps coming for the Shoalhaven Coast’s Coolangatta Estate.
It has been rewarded for its estate grown efforts with the 2009 Wollstonecraft Semillon with the trophy for best semillon at the 2013 Boutique Wine Awards.
The show, which is open to Australian and New Zealand producers who crush less than 500 tonnes of fruit, aims to showcase the smaller independent operators and is led by chairman of judges Huon Hooke.
With semillon representing 20 per cent of the estate grown grapes,
the Wollstonecraft Semillon is
harvested as an individual parcel from the oldest block of semillon vines at Coolangatta.
The wine was chosen ahead of other entries from iconic semillon wine regions, including the Hunter Valley.
It is the third time the estate has won this trophy (1998 and 2006 vintages), reinforcing the vineyard’s reputation as a serious producer of top quality semillon.
It has been a great month for the estate, which enjoyed a recent elevation in the James Halliday Wine Companion to a 5 red star winery.
The ranking recognises the consistently high level of wines it produces and places it among the top 10 per cent of wineries in Australia as reviewed by Halliday.