Morris Wines Non-vintage Old Premium Rare Liqueur Topaque wins JCM Fornachon Memorial Perpetual Trophy for Best Fortified at Sydney Wine Show 2016

MORRIS Wines has taken out a prestigious award at the Sydney Wine Show.

The Rutherglen winery’s Non-vintage Old Premium Rare Liqueur Topaque was awarded the JCM Fornachon Memorial Perpetual Trophy for Best Fortified.

The award caps a positive month for Morris Wines which was bought by Griffith-based winemakers Casella Family Brands last week.

French-Canadian sommelier Michelle Bouffard sampled 2200 wines from Australia's best producers at the wine show last week.

“I have been privileged to judge wine all over the world, and on a global scale, Australian wine is very highly ranked,” she said.

“I was extremely impressed with the impeccably high standard of wines.”

A total of 146 gold medals, 276 silver medals and 700 bronze medals were awarded at the show.