Kay Brothers Crowned Bushing Monarch at McLaren Vale Wine Show

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Kay Brothers Amery Vineyards is the toast of McLaren Vale after being named Bushing Monarch at the annual MGA Insurance McLaren Vale Wine Show luncheon yesterday.

The winning wine was 2016 Kay Brothers Griffon’s Key Grenache.

On hand to accept the red robes and crowns were Elspeth Kay and winemaker Duncan Kennedy.

It was the second big accolade for grenache in the past week, with Turkey Flat Grenache 2016 winning the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy in Melbourne.

All the trophy winners…

Best White Wine
Sponsored by VA Filtration and Memstar
2017 Coriole Fiano

Best Rosé
Sponsored by Hahn Corporation
2017 Lost Buoy Pink Sky Rose

Best Shiraz One Year Old or Younger
Sponsored by Radoux
2016 Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz

Best Shiraz Two Year Old
Sponsored by Boar’s Rock
2015 Wirra Wirra Woodhenge Shiraz

Best Shiraz Three Year Old or Older
Sponsored by Multi-Color 
2014 Nashwauk Shiraz Best Cabernet Sauvignon

Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Sponsored by Orora
2015 Serafino Cabernet Sauvignon

Best Grenache One Year Old or Younger
Sponsored by Cooperages 1912
2016 Kay Brothers Griffon’s Key Grenache

Best Grenache Two Year Old or Older
Sponsored by Vinocor
2015 Willunga 100 ‘The Hundred’ Clarendon Grenache

Best Mediterranean Variety
Sponsored by Barrel Finance & Logistics
2017 Serafino Bellissimo Montepulciano

Best Bordeaux Varietal Blends (except straight CS)
Sponsored by Westpac Agribusiness
2016 Tatachilla Pale Moon Rising Merlot

Best ‘Classic Australian’ Blend (CS/SHZ or SHZ/CS)
Sponsored by City of Onkaparinga
2016 Ingoldby Cabernet Shiraz Merlot

Best Shiraz Predominant Blend
Sponsored by Seguin Moreau
2016 Shingleback Local Heroes Shiraz Grenache

Best Grenache Predominant Blend
Sponsored by McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association
2016 Hardys Tintara Grenache Shiraz Mataro

Best Other Red Blend or Varietal
Sponsored by AP John Coopers
2016 Shingleback Los Trios Bravos Tempranillo Monastrell Grenache

Best Fortified Wine
Sponsored by Booth Transport
NV Woodstock Very Old Fortified

Best Museum Wine
Sponsored by Willunga Basin Water Company
2012 Shingleback D Block Shiraz

McLaren Vale Icon Red Wine
Sponsored by WineWorks Australia
Wolf Blass Grey Label Shiraz 2014, 2010, 2004

Best Grenache
Sponsored by Parallax Design
2016 Kay Brothers Griffon’s Key Grenache

Best Shiraz
Sponsored by Lallemand
2016 Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz

Best Small Batch Wine
Sponsored by ANZ
2016 Wirra Wirra The Absconder Grenache

Best Single Vineyard Wine Any Style Other Than Shiraz
Sponsored by VinCru – A Division of E. E. Muir and Sons
2016 Kay Brothers Griffon’s Key Grenache

Best Single Vineyard Shiraz Wine Trophy
Sponsored by Torresans Estate
2016 Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz

Best Single Vineyard Viticulturist Any Style
Sponsored by G & J East – Strathalbyn
Duncan Kennedy

Best Small Producer
Sponsored by Hewy’s Filtration Services
2016 Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz

Most Successful Exhibitor Award
Sponsored by Saint Martin
Shingleback

Chairperson’s Trophy
Sponsored by VISY
2016 Heirloom Grenache Touriga Tempranillo

International Judge’s Wine of Show
Sponsored by Vinpac
2017 Graham Stevens Vintage Fortified Shiraz

Best McLaren Vale Wine – Bushing Monarch
Sponsored by MGA Insurance
2016 Kay Brothers Griffon’s Key Grenache

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