Australian Fruit Wine and Cider Show Awards for 2018

Best Wine of Show

Shannonvale Fruit Winery

Ginger 2016
Ginger with orange lemon lime and grapefruit. An excellent example of balance of flavours from this Queensland Fruit winery.

Best Berry Fruit Wine

Arthur Clarke

Tayberry 2017
Good colour balanced palate with good length.

Best Stone Fruit Wine

Derek Walter

Plum 2016
An skilfully crafted sweeter style wine that has a lifted aroma good mouth feel and length.

Best Pome Fruit Wine

Peter Mitchelmore

Nashi Pear 2015
A wine from a master fruit winemaker well balanced good fruit.

Best Mead

MountainView Meadery

Beekeepers Special 2017
Great colour strong honey aroma excellent flavour good acid level.

Best Sparkling Wine

Wanderer Meads

Hopped Saison Style Mead 2017
Clear bright straw colour pleasant floral aroma hops and honey flavour interesting.

Best Fortified Wine

Shannonvale Fruit Winery

Chocolate Fortified 2017
Bright light colour Chocolate bouquet bean and fruit combined well on palate.

Best Liqueur

Eileen Eaton

Tayberry 2017
Made by a liqueur maker with years of experience; an excellent palate.

Best Liqueur by an Amateur

Eileen Eaton

Tayberry 2017
Perfect tayberry nose smooth mouthfeel an excellent example of what a liqueur should be.

Most Successful Amateur Winemaker

Arthur Clarke

Arthur has many decades of experience in fruit winemaking. His success is seen in the number of medals he won this year.

Most Successful Professional Winemaker

Shannonvale Fruit Winery

The very successful return of this QLD winemaker. Great depth in the range and the quality this commercial winemkare has to offer.     

15 Year Loyalty Award

Peter Mitchelmore

For the last 15 years Peter has entered and won awards. A quiet achiever who has enterd the show for the last time this year. A brilliant effort Peter.

Best Traditional Cider

Willie Smith Pty Ltd

23 Varieties Cider
This award shows that in Tasmania there are companies that are dedicated to the production of outstanding traditional ciders using cider apples.

Best Traditional Perry

Franklin Cider company

Methode Traditionale Perry
This award is given to a perry or pear cider that has been made using the traditional champagne method of production a sparkling product. Very long and invovled process.

Best New World Cider

Brady's Lookout Cider

Wild Cuvee Cider MT
Made using newer varieties of apples that do not lend themselves to making a traditional cider. Made by the classic champagne method.

Best New World Perry

Lost Pippin

    Sparkling Pear
A good example of what can be a difficult style to produce.

Best Non-Traditional Cider or Perry

Red Hill Cherry Farm

Apple Cherry Pear
This style is a modern way of using other flavours to enhance ciders in a positive way.

Best Enthusiast

Richard Clauson

Richard has produced some excellent ciders seen in the range and quality of his entries to this competition. Well worth a taste of his range today.

Best in Show

Willie Smith Pty Ltd

23 Varieties
The best cider in this year's show. There were 60 other entries in the show.

Dry Pome Fruit

Arthur Clarke Mixed Apple  
Arthur Clarke Apple Bronze

Dry Stone Fruit

Peter Mitchelmore Nashi Pear 2015 Silver
Derek Walter Plumb 2016 Bronze

Dry Berry Fruit

Derek Walter Blackberry 2015 Bronze
Northern Slopes Plantation Blueberry 2017 Bronze
Arthur Clarke Blueberry 2017 Silver
Northern Slopes Plantation Raspberry 2017 Bronze
Northern Slopes Plantation Raspberry 2016 Bronze

Dry Flower, Leaf, Herb, Vegetable & Grains

Lisa Villeneuva Elderflower 2016 Gold
Derek Walter Tomato 2016  
Derek Walter Barley 2017  
Shannonvale Fruit Winery Ginger 2016 Gold

Dry Other Wine

Arthur Clarke Chilean Guava 2017 Silver
Helen Holobradek Strawberry and Rhubarb Bronze
Shannonvale Fruit Winery Mango Dry 2017 Bronze
Shannonvale Fruit Winery Mango Medium 2017 Silver
Shannonvale Fruit Winery Passionfruit 2017 Bronze
Shannonvale Fruit Winery Passionfruit Dry 2013  
Shannonvale Fruit Winery Lime Semi Dry 2016 Silver
Shannonvale Fruit Winery Jaboticaba 2017 Gold

Sweet Stone Fruit

Red Hill Cherry Farm Cherry Desert Wine Bronze

Sweet Berry Fruit

Firescreek Fruit Wine Raspberry Wine 2016 Bronze
Peter Mitchelmore Boysenberry 2016 Bronze
Arthur Clarke/td> Tayberry 2017 Silver
Peter Mitchelmore Mulberry 2016 Silver
Firescreek Fruit Wine RCoffee & Blackcurrant  

Sweet Flower, Leaf, Herb, Veg & Grain

Moountain View Meadery Carrot 2016  

Sweet Other Wine

Arthur Clarke Chilean Guava Bronze
Wayne Hewett Mix plum and Berry Silver
Firescreek Fruit Wines Passionfruit 2016 Silver

Dry Mead

Ian Ackerlev Prickly Box Mead 2017 Bronze
Ian Ackerlev Blackberry Melon  
Ian Ackerlev Cherry Melomel 2017  
Wanderer Mead Melissae Blue Melomel  
Wayne Hewett Folly Mead Bronze

Sweet Mead

Old School Winery Black Box Mead 2015  
Helen Holobradek Assorted Blossom 2017  
Rick Wright Blossom Mead 2017 Bronze
Mountain View Meadery Raspberry 2017 Bronze
Mountain View Meadery Beekeppers Special 2017 Gold
Mountain View Meadery Prickly Box 2009 Silver
Helen Holobradek Leatherwood 2017 Silver
Mountain View Meadery Leatherwood 2016 Bronze
Mountain View Meadery Leatherwood 2006  
Mountain View Meadery Cyser Bronze
Rick Wright Choic Hazlenut Mead Bronze
Mario Fantin Spiced Mead 2015 Bronze
Mario Fantin Pyment 2015 Silver
Old School Winery King Harolds Reserve Silver
Australian Honey Products Desert Honey Mead  
Australian Honey Products Desert Honey Mead Bronze

Sparkling Mead

Wanderer Mead Hopped Saison Style Mead Silver

Fortified Fruit Wine

Daiquri Isle Pty Ltd D'Yavol Lychee 2017  
Daiquri Isle Pty Ltd D'Yavol Mango 2017  
Daiquri Isle Pty Ltd D'Yavol Melon 2017  
Daiquri Isle Pty Ltd D'Yavol Peach 2017  
Daiquri Isle Pty Ltd D'Yavol Orange 2017 Bronze
Shannonvale Fruit Winery Orange Fortified 2015 Bronze
Daiquri Isle Pty Ltd D'Yavol Cherry 2017  
Daiquri Isle Pty Ltd D'Yavol Blackcurrant 2017  
Shannonvale Fruit Winery Chocolate Fortified 2017 Silver
Rainforest Heart Davidson's Plum Royale  
Shannonvale Fruit Winery Kaffir Lime Fortified Bronze
Daiquri Isle Pty Ltd Sour Apple 2017  
Shannonvale Fruit Winery Sunset Tawny 2015 Bronze
Shannonvale Fruit Winery Black Sapote Fortified  
Daiquri Isle Pty Ltd D'Yavol Raspberry 2017  

Liqueur

Tasmanian Liqueurs Strawberry Liqueur 2013  
Helen Holobradek Strawberry Liqueur 2017 Bronze
Leigh Steel Strawberry 2017  
Tasmanian Liqueurs Strawberry/Raspberry  
Arthur Clarke Silvanberry 2017 Silver
Leigh Steel Silvanberry 2017 Silver
Leigh Steel Razzleberry 2017  
Tasmanian Liqueurs Raspberry Liqueur 2014  
Tasmanian Liqueurs Raspberry Strawberry  
Tasmanian Liqueurs Wild Blackberry 2015 Bronze
Tasmanian Liqueurs Loganberry 2012  
Leigh Steel Youngberry 2017 Silver
Tasmanian Liqueurs Tayberry Liqueur 2015 Silver
Arthur Clarke Mulberry 2017 Silver
Tasmanian Liqueurs Jostaberry 2013 Bronze
Eileen Eaton Tayberry 2017 Gold
Arthur Clarke American Bramble 2018 Silver
Tasmanian Liqueurs Blackcurrant Liqueur  
Tasmanian Liqueurs Cherry Liqueur 2013  
Helen Holobradek Cherry Btandy Liqueur 2017 Silver
Eileen Eaton Morello 2017  
Helen Holobradek Limoncello 2017 Bronze
Arthur Clarke Limoncello Bronze
Leigh Steel Pear 2017  
Leigh Steel Honey Dew 2017  
Leigh Steel Kiwi Fruit 2017  
Helen Holobradek Hazlenut Liqueur 2012 Silver
Leigh Steel Banana Bender 2017 Silver
Leigh Steel Almond 2017 Silver
Arthur Clarke Rose Petal Liqueur 2017 Silver
Arthur Clarke Limoncello Bronze
Leigh Steel Chilli Strawberry 2017 Gold
Arthur Clarke Pepperberry 2017 Silver
Arthur Clarke Coffee Liqueur 2017 Silver

Other Sparkling Hybrid Exp any Style and Sweetness

Helen Holobradek Watermelon Sparkling  

Dry New World Cider

Willie Smiths Bone Dry 2017  
Neil Fuller SBO Australian Cider  
Peter Green Cider 2017  
Richard Clauson Superbrew Too Cider Bronze
Richard Clauson Thurlaston Farm Cider Silve
Neil Fuller SBO Australian Cider  
Paul Dickman Granny Royal 2017 Bronze
Dave Nelson Eleven Safety Cove Cider Bronze
Paul Dickman Cider Royal 2017  
Brett Warren Dry Cider 2016  
Winter Brook Vineyard Winter Brook Vintage Bronze

Medium New World Cider

Sidewood Estate Sidewood Estate Apple  
Willie Smiths Organic Original 2017 Silver
Lost Pippin Wild 2017 Silver
Franklin Cider Co Frank's Autumn Reserve  

Sweet New World Cider

Bret Warren Sweet Cider  
Spreyton Cider Co Apple Cider 2017  
Lost Pippin Sparkling 2017 Bronze
TFranklin Cider Co. Franks Summer Apple Bronze

Method Traditional New

Brady's Lookout Cide Tasmanian Wild Cuve Silver
Brady's lookout Cider Tasmanian Premium Cuvee Silver

Dry Traditional Cider

Peter Green Cider 2017  
Spreyton Cider Co. Cidermakers Select Silver
Matthew Tack Apples 5 2017 Bronze
Neil Fuller SBO Sturmer 2017 Bronze
Matthew Tack Apples 4 2017  
Neil Fuller SBO Traditional 2017 Silver
Richard Clauson Sunset Flash 2017 Bronze
Willie Smiths Somerset Redstreak Bronze
Matthew Tack Apples 6 2017 Bronze
Red Sails Red Sails Gold Cider Bronze
Red Sails Red Sails Wild Cider Bronze

Medium Traditional Cider

Wayne Hewett Tar Barrel Cider 2017 Bronze
Kangaroo Island Ciders Colony Cove Original Bronze
Willie Smiths Kingston Black 2017 Silver
Spreyton Cider Co Vintage 2017 Bronze
Willie Smiths Traditional 2017 Bronze
Willie Smiths 23 Varieties 2017 Gold
Kangaroo Island Ciders Colony Cove Draught Gold

Dry New World Perry

Dave Nelson Eleven Parsons Bay Perry  

Medium New World Perry

Willie Smiths Perry 2017 Bronze
Sidewood Estate Sidewood Estate Pear  

Sweet New World Perry

Lost Pippin Sparkling Pear 2017 Bronze
Franklin Cider Co. Franks Summer Pear  

Medium Traditional Perry

Red Sails Red Sails Perry 2017  

Method Traditional

Franklin Cider Co. Franks Method Traditional Silver

Specialty/Experimental

Red Hill Cherry Farm AppleCherryPear Cider Bronze
Red Sails Red Sails Apple and Quince Bronze
Bradies Lookout Cider Tasmanian wild Rose  
Richard Clauson Zest 2017  
Brett Warren Dry Cider and Pepper  
Brett Warren Dry Cider and Pepper  
Willie Smiths Whisky Aged 2017 Bronze
Lost Pippin Raw Cuider 2017  

Apple and Pear Blends

Dave Nelson Eleven Sweet Democracy  

Cider or Perry with Fruit

Pomologist Cider Quince and Apple  
Franklin Cider Co. Frank's Cherry Pear Cider Bronze
Franklin Cider Co. Frank's Raspberry Pearl Bronze

Pommeau

Lost Pippin Pommeau 2017 Silver

Apple or Pear Spirit

Willies Smiths Charles Oakes Fine Silver
Willies Smiths Charles Oates Blanco Bronze