2020 Halliday Australian Cabernet Challenge – Entries now open!

Australian wine producers are invited to participate in a competition showcasing great regional Cabernet Sauvignon in a collaboration between Margaret River Wine Association, Coonawarra Vignerons and Yarra Valley Wine Growers Association.

The Halliday Australian Cabernet Challenge will be judged simultaneously on 7th and 8th September with the trophy presentation streamed online from: Coonawarra, Margaret River and the Yarra Valley.

We are thrilled to have pulled together three panels of great Australian Cabernet Sauvignon judges for this year’s collaborative event.

Pete Bissell – recently retired, formerly Balnaves of Coonawarra
Jane Ferrari – Independent Wine Consultant, formerly Yalumba
Andrew Hardy – Parker Coonawarra Estate
Associate Judges
Matilda Inness – Ottelia
Lauren Hansen – Penley Estate

Margaret River
Robert Mann – Corymbia
Julian Langworthy – Deep Woods Estate
Courtney Treacher – Accolade Wines
Associate Judges
Emma Farrelly – State Buildings
Lance Parkin – Heafod Glen

Yarra Valley
Simon Steele – Medhurst Vineyard
Nick Spencer – Nick Spencer Wines
Leanne Altmann – Trader House Restaurants
Associate Judges
Natillie Johnston – Giant Steps
Tim Dexter – Dominique Portet

Margaret River Wine Association CEO, Amanda Whiteland says, “We are really excited to bring an innovate approach to the Cabernet Challenge this year by partnering with Coonawarra Vignerons and Wine Yarra Valley, which has enabled us bring together fantastic judging talent from across Australia.”

Entries close 19th July and can be made at www.australiancabernetchallenge.com.au

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