WA winery wins at World Championships

27 July, 2017 by
Madeline Woolway

Howard Park Wines brought home a gold medal from the 2017 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships. The Western Australian winery won the accolade for its Jeté Brut Blanc NV.

Based in London, the sparkling wine competition attracted entries from 29 countries, with 127 gold medals awarded. France lead the event receiving 51 gold medals however judges were particularly impressed with the quality of Australian sparklings. A total of 10 gold medals were awarded to Australian sparklings, including the Howard Park Jeté Brut Blanc NV.

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“We are excited to be sharing this wonderful news which shows what a fantastic job Australia and in particular our very own winemakers are doing with Sparkling wine,” says Amy Burch, Howard Park Wines owner.

All wines entered into the competition are judged exclusively by internationally renowned Champagne and sparkling wine experts Tom Stevenson, Essi Avellan MW and Tony Jordan. The competing wines are judged blind, and evaluated strictly within the context of their origin and style, making no other contest quite as tough.

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Howard Park was the only producer from Western Australia to be awarded a gold medal in the competition, with Amy Burch explaining “we have a commitment to producing exceptionally high quality méthode traditionelle and awards like these drive that passion even further. We are extremely proud of this result”.

The gold medal winning Howard Park Jeté Brut Blanc NV is crafted from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir fruit from Mount Barker in the Great Southern region of Western Australia and showcases the terroir of Western Australia.

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Image: burchfamilywines.com.au