Introduction

Hunter Bottling Company
Hunter Valley Boutique Winemakers Show 2015

A competition to evaluate wine made from grapes grown in the Hunter Valley by Boutique Winemakers.

This year, being our 27th Annual Boutique Winemakers Show, promises to be our most successful show yet.

Our show is proudly sponsored by Hunter Bottling Company, Crowne Plaza Pokolbin, Carraro Design, Riedel Glassware, Bloomfield Colliery, Assta Label House, Orora Group, Vinkem and AGTurf Lawn Solutions

Mr Lyndon McLeod, who was a long term director of the Hunter River Agricultural & Horticultural Society, and the man who was responsible for founding the boutique winemakers show has retired, and we will miss his energy and enthusiasm.   The committee will continue to strive in his absence to bring you a show of excellence.

Our guest speaker is Tyson Stelzer, who is a multi-award winning wine writer, television presenter and international speaker. He was named The International Wine & Spirit Communicator of the Year 2015 in the International Wine & Spirit Competition, The Wine Communicators of Australia Australian Wine Communicator of the Year 2013 and The International Champagne Writer of the Year 2011 in The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards.

This year’s Judging Panel will be Peter Hall, Rodney Kempe, Mark Richardson, Scott Comyns, Dr Ray Healey, and Chairman of Judges Keith Tulloch. There will also be the Karl Stockhausen Trophy awarded to the wine he deems to be the best example of Hunter quality and style.

The Presentation Dinner will be held at the Crowne Plaza, Pokolbin on Thursday 17th September 2015.

The 2015 Entry Pack can be downloaded from this website under the ‘2015 Entries’ tab.  The pack includes the regulations, classes, booking, delivery and payment forms. The Certificate of Entry is also included which will need to be returned as soon as possible so we may issue your unique entry code and labels.

We look forward to your participation in this important Hunter event, which will ensure its future success.