Monday 18 November 2019

Hither & Yon wins 2019 Bushing King trophy at McLaren Vale Wine Show

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Hither & Yon 2018 Nero D’Avola has won the Bushing Monarch trophy at the McLaren Vale Wine Show.

Brothers and owners of Hither & Yon, Richard and Malcolm Leask are very aware of the significance of the award, the family having been grapegrowers in McLaren Vale since 1979.

“Our 2018 Nero d’Avola has a bright and cool personality, but with subtle structure and a long body – a perfect choice for the lifestyle and food of the McLaren Vale region, made for sharing with family and friends,” says Malcolm.

“Our ‘dirty hands’ approach and ‘real maker’ ethos underlies our philosophy for Hither & Yon, as well as the beautiful natural growing environment that McLaren Vale provides.”

Malcolm emphasises the most important factor in making their wine is the people they surround themselves with.

“We are extremely fortunate to work daily with an amazing group of passionate people, from our vineyard staff, winery team, to our cellar door crew, marketing duet, and also brand partners. Our wine embodies our goal to have fun, but with purpose – enjoy what we do, grow with virtue, be different, and pass it all on to the next generation,” says Malcolm.

The win also caps off a big year for Richard, having been awarded a prestigious Nuffield Scholarship in 2018, sponsored by Wine Australia.

Richard has been travelling the world this year doing farm and trade visits for his study on regenerative agriculture, and feels very proud to represent the McLaren Vale community in receiving the award, continuing to push the message of the regions’ sustainability and diversity in markets.

Full list of trophies…

Best Mediterranean White Wine
Sponsored by Booth Transport
Zerella Wines 2019 La Gita Fiano

Best Small Batch Wines
Sponsored by ANZ
Thistledown 2018 Vagabond Blewitt Springs Old Vine Grenache

Best One Year Old Grenache
Sponsored by McLaren Vintners
Thistledown 2018 Vagabond Blewitt Springs Old Vine Grenache

Best One Year Old or Younger Shiraz
Sponsored by McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association
Main and Cherry 2018 Clarendon Shiraz

Best McLaren Vale Rosé
Sponsored by Hahn Corporation
Bondar Wines 2019 Rose

Best McLaren Vale White Wine
Sponsored by VAF Memstar
Zerella Wines 2019 La Gita Fiano

Best Two Year Old Shiraz
Sponsored by Doreau Cooperage
Rosemount Estate 2017 Balmoral Syrah

Best Grenache Predominant Blend
Sponsored by Langley & Co
Aphelion Wine Co 2018 The Affinity Grenache Mataro Shiraz

Best Shiraz Predominant Blend
Sponsored by McLaren Vale Enterprises
Dandelion Vineyards 2018 Lion’s Tooth of McLaren Vale Shiraz Riesling

Best Wine Label of Show
Sponsored by McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association
In Praise of Shadows 2018 Grenache

Best Mediterranean Variety
Sponsored by Barrel Finance and Logistics
Hither & Yon 2018 Nero D’Avola

Best Shiraz Three Years or Older
Sponsored by Multicolor Australia
Hardy’s Tintara 2016 Upper Tintara Shiraz

Best Red Blend
Sponsored by A.P. John Coopers
S.C. Pannell 2018 Tempranillo Touriga

Most Successful Exhibitor
Sponsored by Westpac Agribusiness
Shingleback

Best Small Producer
Sponsored by Vinocor
Aphelion Wine Co 2018 The Affinity Grenache Mataro Shiraz

Best Single Vineyard Wine Any Style (other than Shiraz)
Sponsored by E.E. Muir & Sons – VinCru
Zerella Wines 2019 La Gita Fiano

Best Single Vineyard Viticulturist
Sponsored by G & J East (Strathalbyn)
Jim Zerella

Best Single Vineyard Shiraz
Sponsored by Torresan Estate
Main and Cherry 2018 Clarendon Shiraz

Best Grenache
Sponsored by Parallax Design
Thistledown 2018 Vagabond Blewitt Springs Old Vine Grenache

Best Shiraz
Sponsored by Lallemand
Rosemount Estate 2017 Balmoral Syrah

Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Sponsored by Orora
Pertaringa 2018 Understudy Cabernet Sauvignon

Best Museum Wine
Sponsored by Willunga Basin Water
Penny’s Hill 2014 Footprint Shiraz

Best Icon Wine
Sponsored by Wineworks Australia
Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz 2010, 2014, 2017

International Judge’s Wine of Show
Sponsored by Vinpac
S.C. Pannell 2018 Tempranillo Touriga

Chairperson’s Trophy
Sponsored by Visy Board
Graham Stevens Wines 2019 Vintage Fortified

Bushing Monarch
Sponsored by MGA Insurance
Hither & Yon 2018 Nero D’Avola

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