Press Release
31 August 2015
For immediate publication

2015 Singapore Airlines – Swan Valley Wineshow

The 2015 Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wineshow was held at Mandoon Estate on Friday August 28, 2015.  Mandoon Estate provided a grand backdrop for the awards presentation dinner which was attended by 235 guests including a group of eight media guests from Singapore

Talijancich Winery was awarded the Singapore Airlines Trophy for the Best Wine of Show with the Talijancich Pedro Ximenes Liqueur 2007. Windy Creek Estate was runner up for their 2015 Chenin Blanc. Talijancich Winery was also awarded the City of SwanTrophy for the producer with the highest pointed average over 5 or more entries.

Sittella Winery and Faber Vineyard shared the award for The Most Successful Exhibitor of the show.

Interstate Wine journalist and author, Mr Huon Hooke from Sydney had high praise for the wines he had judged and was genuinely impressed with the wines of the region and some of the new varietals being produced.

Co-contributing editor of Decanter Magazine and international guest wine judge, Mr Stephen Brook, spoke to the guests about how exceptional he found both Chenin Blanc and Swan Valley Shiraz with the fortified wines being of a world standard.

The 2015 awards dinner also saw the inaugural presentation of the Spirit of the Swan Award which recognises outstanding achievement or contribution to the promotion of Swan Valley wine, winemaking, viticulture, tourism, sales or marketing. Ms Julie Church was presented with the Spirit of the Swan Award by Icon of the Swan Valley, Mr Michael Zekulich for her outstanding and dedicated contribution to the marketing of the region.   Having gratefully accepted the award, she thanked all the producers she had worked with and looked forward to seeing the region continue to grow in Western Australia and beyond.

A full list of all trophy winners from the 2015 Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wineshow is below:

Swan Valley and Regional Winemakers Association

2015 Singapore Airlines- Swan Valley Wine Show

Trophy List

Best Sparkling Wine


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No Trophy Awarded

Best Single Vineyard White Wine

Class 2

Sponsored by

Sponsored by Silverlock Packaging

Won by 2/14 – Upper Reach Reserve Chardonnay 2010

Best Single Vineyard Red Wine

Class 3

Sponsored by

 WA Wine Storage and Winery Supplies

Won by 3/5 – Upper Reach Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Best Varietal White Wine/ Blend

Classes 2,5,6,7

Sponsored by


Won by 5/9 – Windy Creek Estate Chenin Blanc 2015

Best Red Blend

Classes 3,11 and 14

Sponsored by

SWAT Winery and Vineyard Supplies

Won by 11/11 – MyattsField Cabernet, Petit Verdot, Merlot 2013

Best Verdelho

Classes 2 and 4

Sponsored by MAP Bottling Services

Won by 4/17 – Mandoon Estate Verdelho 2010

 Best Fortified

Classes 15,16,17

Sponsored by Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority

Won by 15/16 – Talijancich Pedro Ximenes Liqueur 2007

Best Shiraz/ Shiraz Blend

Classes12 and 13

Sponsored by Seguin Moreau

Won by 13/8 – Mandoon Estate Old Vine Shiraz 2013

Best Varietal Red

(any variety other than Shiraz)

Classes 11, 14

Sponsored by Labelmakers World

Won by 14/20 – Pinelli Estate Reserve Durif 2014

Best Swan Valley Table Wine

Classes 2,3,4,5,6.7,8  11, 12, 13,14

Sponsored by Laffort Australia

Won by 5/9 – Windy Creek Chenin Blanc 2015

 Media Award for the Most Successful Exhibitor

(Highest accumulated points overall)

Sponsored by The West Australian

Won by Sittella Wines and Faber Vineyard

 City of Swan Trophy for the Highest Pointed Average over 5 or more entries

Sponsored by City of Swan

Won by Talijancich Winery

Singapore Airlines Trophy for the Best Wine of Show  

All Classes

Sponsored by Singapore Airlines

Won by 15/16 – Talijancich Pedro Ximenes Liqueur 200

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Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wine Show 2015

Judging Day –  Thursday August 27th at Caversham House
Awards Dinner –  Friday August 28th Mandoon Estate Caversham

Guest Judges 2015
John Hanley – Chairman of Judges
Stephen Brook – Contributing Editor of Decanter Wine Magazine London
Huon Hooke – Wine Journalist and Wine writer for the Sydney Morning Herald
Ross Pamment – Senior Winemaker Houghton Wines
Glenn Goodall – Winemaker Xanadu Winery
Di Miller – Winemaker Bellarmine Winery Pemberton
Ray Jordan – Wine Journalist and wine writer for The West Australian Newspaper
Associate Judges
Lauren Pileggi – Mandoon Estate Winery
Joshua Uren – Myattsfield Winery


Media Release Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wine Show 2014