A classic Cabernet Sauvignon has helped Lake Breeze pick up its fourth consecutive Champion Wine of Show in the 2022 Langhorne Creek Wine Show.
The Lake Breeze Wines 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, the highest scoring wine of the show, also won the Orora Beverages-Stelvin Closures Best Cabernet Sauvignon trophy.
But it was not just the classic varieties in the spotlight, with some lesser known varietals also making themselves known among the class winners.
Judges panel chair Charlie Seppelt said this year's competitions was "really something to behold".
"Across all classes were wines made with care, detailed thought, and restraint," he said.
"Rosé and white classes lifted the bar considerably with fresh exuberance and style.
"Alternate red varieties continue to be a growing and glowing set of wines to judge with lovely pure wines of high drinkability.
"The classic varieties for the region of Shiraz, Malbec and Cabernet were once again the strength of the show with all proving their class and stature for the region."
Kimbolton Wines took home the Belvidere Winery Award for Producer of the Year, presented to the winery with the highest total of judges' points calculated from their three highest pointed wines from across the Sparkling, White or Rose and Red Wine classes of wine show.
The Peats Soil and Garden Supplies Award for viticulturist of the year was awarded to Sarah Keough, recognising her contribution to the industry and the Langhorne Creek region.
The show judged 190 entries from 28 exhibiting wineries, with 134 medals awarded.
Lake Breeze also picked up best sparkling wine, white wine or rose for its 2021 Reserve Chardonnay; best blended red wine for the 2019 Arthur's Reserve; best Shiraz for the 2020 Bull Ant Shiraz; and best museum or fortified wine for the 2013 Arthur's Reserve.
Best Malbec went to Bremerton Wines for its 2020 Special Release Malbec.
Best red or white wine for alternative or other varieties went to Kimbolton's 2021 Montepulciano.
W Salter & Son won the best wine from a multi-regional blend with its Pepperjack Premium Cut Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz.
Mr Seppelt was joined on the judging panel by Pablo Theodoros, Stanley Bridge Tavern, as well as Marie Clay from Treasury Wine Estates and freelance wine reviewer and writer Tony Love with Jackson Janz and Siddharth Pachare as associate judges.
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