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Another vintage year for St Anne’s at wine show

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August 16, 2017

St Anne's Winery won the trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon at the Heathcote Wine Show earlier this month. Pictured is owner Richard McLean. Photo: Hillary Walker

ST ANNE’S Winery has tasted success at this year’s Heathcote Wine Show.

The Echuca-Moama wine producer won the trophy for Best Cabernet Family Wine with its Tatalia 2015 Heathcote Cabernet.

The win is yet another feather in the cap for the expanding company, which scooped the pool with seven awards at the Dookie Wine Show last year.

St Anne’s boss and chief winemaker Richard McLean said he was over the moon with the latest victory.

‘‘St Anne’s have been producing wines from the Heathcote region for many years,’’ he said.

‘‘We have a well qualified and experienced team at St Anne’s, which is essential to make wines of this calibre.’’

His sidekick Trent Eacott said the quality of wines produced at St Anne’s was improving each year.

‘‘And it’s always a pleasure to work with great fruit from a famous region like Heathcote,’’ he said.

The Heathcote Wine Show critiques wines made from grapes grown in the world famous Heathcote wine region.

The judges’ comments on the winning wine were: ‘‘Juicy and vibrant. Judges could not say enough about this wine. Correct and integrated.’’

The drop is available at its Echuca and Moama cellar doors as well as online.

St Anne’s also entered a number of other wines in the competition, all of which received medals.

The winery’s success comes as it marks its 45th year in business.

Owned and managed by siblings Richard and Anne McLean, it has stamped itself as a leading wine exporter to the emerging Chinese market.

St Anne’s operates several local vineyards, as well as producing wines from Heathcote, Bendigo, Big Rivers and Port Phillip.

Production capacity at its Echuca-Moama winery is currently five million bottles each year.

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