Top 50- 2019 Young Gun Of Wine!
What an amazing honour to be announced as one of the winemakers amongst the top 50 Young Gun's of Wine (YGOW) this week! The competition is in its 13th annual edition and founder of YGOW, Rory Kent wrote on his website http://younggunofwine.com/2019-top-50/ "Each year, the top 50 list gets harder and harder to decide, which demonstrates the increasing quality and calibre of new wine labels in Australia. Added to that, there's a diversity of people, places and paths to wine, which makes this collection of winemakers so compelling and creatively igniting for the direction of Aussie wine."
With such industry affirmations, it gives me a clear sense of encouragement and excitement to keep pursuing the uncharted waters ahead of a newly established wine label and believing in my wines. I do see myself as 'young' (45 years is the cut off to qualify), so that is fitting and wanting to champion a style of wine- perhaps that does make me a 'gun' of fizz. One thing is for sure, it is was tough competition making the Top 50, let alone the next round to Top 12 (announced in April), so for now, I'm enjoying the goosebump moment and going along for the ride!
Want to be a part of it too? Well, there just so happens to be a Consumer Event: Saturday April 13, 7-10pm, at the Prahran Market (Melbourne). Come and say 'hi' and taste a swag of interesting wines- Sparkling included!! Tickets at http://ygowtop50.eventbrite.com.au/