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Grant Burge Wines Win at Home and Away



Germany is the toughest wine market on the planet so it’s not surprising that Grant Burge was literally on top of the world when it took out the major award at one of the country’s leading wine shows.

The Hamburger Wein Salon is the biggest wine show in northern Germany and its 21st event took place on March 18 and 19 at Hamburg.

Over 300 international wineries participated, promoting their wines to the retail trade, hotels, restaurants, and consumers of fine wines.

Before the wine show an international competition , the Grand Prix Degustation took place, where all wines could be submitted that were presented during the wine show.

Grant Burge Wines was awarded the Grand Prix D’Exellence or Collection of the Year, with its line-up of Meshach 2001 Shiraz, Miamba 2004 Shiraz, Filsell 2003 Shiraz, Barossa Vines 2004 Shiraz and The Holy Trinity 2001 Grenache, Shiraz Mourvedre. The prestigious award is given to the estate which receives the highest ratings for its five wine submission.

To top off this award the Filsell Shiraz 2003 was also awarded “Red Wine of the Year” at the show.

“Although we have won other international awards, this has been one of the most satisfying, given that we achieved it in the birthplace of the Barossa,” Grant said.

“The German market is the biggest wine market in the world and the most competitive, so to triumph over some of the leading French, Spanish, German, Italian and American wineries in the competition was a real thrill.

“We have developed a strong consumer following for our Barossa Shiraz in Germany and this will help us to expand the market.”

It has been an exciting start to 2006 for the winery. Helen and Grant have also been celebrating the announcement that their Grant Burge Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay was recently named the Number One selling sparkling wine in the $20 category.

“With an increase in French champagne consumption and so many other brands competing in the above $20 category this is a real pat on the back for our team,” Grant said.

“We have maintained our commitment to this wine by choosing the best fruit from our Eden Valley and Barossa vineyards, concentrating on continual improvement of methode champenoise winemaking technology and creating a package which over-delivers.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sue Henderson, Grant Burge Wines. (Phone) 02 6585 9253.

May 22, 2006
Grant Burge Wines Win at Home and Away