Margaret River Wines Shine At Show

The Margaret River wine region caught the attention of the judges last week at the  National Cool Climate Wine Show in New South Wales. Howling Wolves Wines’ Margaret River Shiraz 2009 was awarded Champion Dry Red Table Wine, Champion Shiraz and Champion Wine of the Show. There were around 100 entries from all across Australia.

The news article “Cool Wines” has full details on this story. It quotes Mark Haley, the head steward of the National Cool Climate Wine Show, as saying: “Cool climate regions have recently faced some tough conditions with the vintage classes of 2011 and 2012 quite poor. Technically the making of the wines, with issues such as green vines affected a lot of the classes. It was great to see 2009 and older vintages stacked up.”

Howling Wolves Wines is situated in Wilyabrup in the heart of the Margaret River region, around 300 kilometres south of the city of Perth. Wilyabrup is known as a super-premium sub region and most of the vineyards enjoy an excellent reputation across the globe. The wines produced by Howling Wolves Wines are typical of the region; therefore, you will find Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Moscato Rose, Shiraz, Cabernet and Cabernet Merlot.

The team at Howling Wolves Wines believes that vines are the cornerstone of winemaking and that excellent wines are produced in the vineyard. Set up in 1998, the winery is state-of-the-art with innovative equipment; however, the team still prefers traditional methods to craft the wines. Reds are managed depending on the requirements and style while barrel fermented whites are allowed to age up to a year in American and French oak.

About the National Cool Climate Wine Show:

The National Cool Climate Wine Show is known as Australia’s top wine show featuring more than 1,000 wines from hundreds of winemakers across the country. The event was proudly founded by the Bathurst Regional Vigneron Association in 1999. It aims to promote, benefit and offer valuable feedback to cool climate wine growers in Australia. The National Cool Climate Wine Show enjoys significant support from both the general public and media. The event takes place during the month of October each year. As well as the judging, several events are held for the public- including social events, wine tastings and a selection of dinners and luncheons that feature some of the finest cool climate wines.

For more details on the National Cool Climate Wine Show visit

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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