La Zona has again brought home the GOLD, this time for our current release Sangiovese 2015 at the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2018
We love this Show for its tenacity and hard work at encouraging us as growers and winemakers to champion these somewhat lesser known varieties, and for inciting wine lovers to be forward thinking with their choices.
Thanks again, AAVWS, and a big congratulations to our winemaker Warren Proft and his team.
“More than just a Wine Show”
The Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show is more than a forum for wines that fall outside the mainstream. We encourage cutting-edge judging procedures and provide a host of social and educational events that promote knowledge sharing and the ferment of ideas. In 2014 we instigated a fellowship for talented and passionate candidates to visit Mildura to experience the show and become new alternative variety ambassadors.
In 1999 Stefano de Pieri and Bruce Chalmers, along with Dr. Rod Bonfiglioli, initiated the Sangiovese Awards and continued in 2000 with the Australian Italian Wine Show. Following the success of these shows, the first Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show was held in Mildura in November 2001.
“F O R W A R D T H I N K I N G ~ F U T U R E D R I N K I N G”