The Hunter Valley Legends and Wine Industry Awards were held last night at Cypress Lakes Resort which recognised outstanding achievements within the industry.
Winners were announced in seven categories and the Hunter Valley Wine Industry Association (HVWIA) President, Andrew Margan said the night awarded the skill, hard work, dedication and excellence of the region.
“Tonight’s awards recognise those who have been integral in building and maintaining the Hunter Valley’s standing as a world-class wine producing region,” Margan said.
“The short list of finalists was exceptional and they should all be congratulated. Our region is well known because of the passion these individuals have for the profession. We are proud of their achievements as members of our unique community.”
Winners of the Hunter Valley Legends and Wine Industry Awards
2013 Hunter Valley Wine Industry Living Legend: Ian Scarborough of Scarborough Wines Co
2013 Winemaker of the Year: Peter Hall, McGuigan Wines
2013 Rising Star of the Year: Sally Scarborough, Scarborough Wine Co
2013 Viticulturist of the Year: Keith Barry & Katrina Barry, Brokenwood Wines
2013 Cellar Door of the Year: Margan Family Wines
2013 Hunter Valley Heritage Award: Halls Cottage
2013 Hunter Valley Wine Industry Award for Excellence: Ian Napier and Stewart Ewen