Windowrie’s 2017 ‘The Mill’ Shiraz has been awarded a gold medal and the trophy for best Shiraz of Show at the recent Cowra Wine Show. The wine went on to win the Greg Johnston award for best local red. The Windowrie Family Reserve has also been awarded the best local red in the Australian Single Vineyard section of the show.
“Winning the trophy for best Shiraz of the show is a huge boost for the regions winemakers,” Jason O’Dea commented.
“This trophy reflects the quality of wine being made in our region. It was a competitive class with wines from all over Australia and to see a local Shiraz win is very encouraging.”
Windowrie have had considerable success in recent wine shows and this trophy has made it a trifecta for the company. The ‘Family Reserve’ Shiraz and ‘Pig in the House’ Shiraz have also been awarded gold medals and trophies in recent months.
David O’Dea purchased Windowrie in the 1950’s and the family have been making wine for over 20 years. “We are so pleased to be recognised at our local show. I am just so proud of the team we have here at Windowrie. Making great wine is really a team effort,’’ said David.
“These are wines made for ‘drinkability’ and food friendliness. Our goal is to make wines that you can enjoy at any time and enjoy a second glass,” said Windowrie Winemaker, Anthony D’Onise. “It really is an exciting time with our wines winning awards on a regular basis, supporting what we are doing in the vineyard and winery.”
All the grapes for these wines are from the family’s vineyards and all the wines are made at the local Windowrie winery.