Hunter TAFE’s Intuition wine has achieved great success at the Hunter Valley Boutique Winemakers Show 2016, amongst a field of 315 wines.
The following wines won awards at the presentation dinner held at Crowne Plaza, Pokolbin, on Thursday night:
• 2014 Intuition Hunter Valley Merlot - Gold Medal and Trophy
• 2014 Intuition Hunter Valley Shiraz (not yet released) - Silver Medal
• 2015 Intuition Hunter Valley Semillon Sauvignon Blanc - Bronze Medal
Hunter TAFE wines have also found success in the competition in previous years, winning five trophies (Best in Class) and five gold medals in the past five years.
Institute Director of Hunter TAFE, Christine Warrington, said that the outcome was impressive given that Hunter TAFE had entered only four wines in the competition, which attracts entries from over sixty Hunter Valley vineyards.
“This tremendous result is testament to the achievements the teaching and learning staff of Hunter TAFE’s Kurri winery, which reached its 21st anniversary this year,” she said.
Winemaker, part-time teacher and technical officer in the Viticulture and Winemaking section of Hunter TAFE, Geoff Broadfield said the Diploma of Viticulture students’ passionate contribution was integral to the quality of the wine.