Sip of success
By Matt Romania
The coveted ‘Trophy for the Best Wine of Show’ at the Heathcote Wine Show, has been clinched by a local winery in Moorabool.
St Anne’s Vineyard in Myrniong received the monumental accolade with Angus McLean talking about the significance of the awards, and their new restaurant offering.
“I’ve been immersed in the world of wine since leaving Roseworthy Ag College back in 1992 and joining my family company. I love this industry and have thoroughly enjoyed the journey so far,” Mr McLean told The Moorabool News.
This love and dedication bore fruit, both literally and metaphorically.
“St Anne’s has recently won three trophies with our 2022 Heathcote Grenache at the Heathcote Wine Show. This has been a humbling result in a quality field,” he said.
The award-winning wine, priced significantly below its competitors, showcased the excellence that St Anne’s brings to the table, or more aptly, to the wine glass.
These accolades, however, are not just about one wine or one winemaker.
“Teamwork is critical in our business and these recent awards are testament that our Viticultural and Oenology teams are performing in optimum synergy,” Mr McLean pointed out.
Looking forward, optimism fills the air of Myrniong as spring seems to have made an early appearance.
“With an early onset of spring and a dry summer forecast, we are looking towards Vintage 2024 with optimism,” he shared, highlighting the potential for another successful yield.
For the wine enthusiasts, the 2022 Grenache is a must-try.
Mr McLean said Granache is a mid-weight wine with uplifted fruit characters of raspberry.
“And it pairs wonderfully with cured meats, quail, and duck,” he said.
Culinary delights also await at St Anne’s, with Thursday night meals in addition to their Sunday offerings.
“Tom Webb, our chef, presents each dish with flair, and our menu changes weekly. With wines under $35 and a two-course Thursday night meal at just $45, we promise an unmatched experience,” Mr McLean said.
With the three recent trophies from the Heathcote Wine Show, St Anne’s Vineyard underscores Myrniong’s rich wine legacy. The recent achievement serves as a testament to dedication, teamwork, and craft and, it is all local.