North East wineries featured in multiple awards at this year's Riverina Winemakers Association wine shows.
De Bortoli Wines in both Rutherglen and King Valley, Pfeiffer Wines (Wahgunyah), Rutherglen's Morris Wines, Gapsted Wines near Myrtleford and Brown Brothers (Milawa) all won medals throughout the five events.
Presented online for the first time, the association announced 30 trophies and numerous gold, silver and bronze medals across more than 800 entries from around Australia.
The competitions comprised the Open Show, Riverina Region Wine Show, Sweet Wine Challenge, Tumbarumba Wine Show and the Australian Italian Varieties Wine Awards, with the Hilltops Wine Show results yet to be released.
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Gabrielle Poy led a judging panel from NSW and ACT wine regions, many of whom joined at the last minute owing to several Victorian-based judges being unable to travel.
Riverina Winemakers Association executive officer Carrah Lymer noted wineries in her group, which included De Bortoli, took out 11 trophies, 33 gold medals, 45 silver and 118 bronze.
"It is great to see our talented winemakers have their wines awarded especially in the key varieties for which our region is renowned - Italian varieties and Botrytis Semillon," she said.
De Bortoli Wines managing director Darren De Bortoli praised his teams in Rutherglen, King Valley, Yarra Valley and Griffith for their 14 award wins, with five trophies among them.
"Year after year our teams across all our vineyards continue to deliver innovation and quality in the wines we produce," he said.
"It's their absolute passion and dedication we're celebrating through the awards we've won, particularly off the back of such a challenging 2020."
The results, listed on the Riverina Winemakers website, were released last week after judging between August 31 and September 2.