The icing on the cake. Having already been awarded 2 Trophies for our 2011 Sauvignon b lanc and then being invited by Huon Hooke to represent Australia at the prestigious Five Nations Wine Challenge (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina and Chile) we were thrilled to be awarded GOLD contributing to the overall win for Australia as “Nation of the Show”.
We are honoured to have won another Trophy for the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc at this year’s 2012 Boutique Wine Awards. We attended the Awards dinner in Sydney where Huon Hooke presented us with our Trophy and also selected the wine to represent Australia in the prestigious Five Nations Challenge to be judged in October this year.
Our recently released 2010 Pinot Noir was awarded a Gold medal at the same event
Native Point 2009 Pinot Noir picked up a GOLD at the recent Tasmanian Wine Show.
This year saw a change of location for a number of boutique Tasmanian vineyards (including ourselves), The Winery at The Taste, Hobart. Included were various MasterClasses and a Top of the Taste awards. Native Point was awarded Highly Recommended for 2009 Pinot Noir, 2011 Pinot Gris and 2009 Riesling. Once again we are very happy to receive these accolades.
Why not come and sample our new vintages at The Taste Festival in Hobart from 28 December to 3 January.
We will be in The Winery area at the festival look forward to seeing you there.
We are delighted to share with you our recent success at the Bathurst, National Cool Climate Wine Show 2011
Native Point 2011 Sauvignon Blanc
Champion Sauvignon Blanc
Our 2008 Pinot Noir was reviewed in the Sydney Morning Herald. Here’s what Huon Hooke wrote…
According to his website Huon Hooke is a leading independent wine writer, who makes his living entirely out of writing, judging, lecturing and educating about wine.
He’s been writing about wine since 1983 and is best known for his weekly columns in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Living section, and regular articles and tasting notes in Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, for which he is contributing editor, a tasting panel member and a columnist.
We went down to Hobart on the weekend to attend the Red Wine Weekend at the Long Gallery in Salamanca to enjoy Tasmania’s best red wines. Around 400 people attended and we got terrific feedback on all vintages of our Pinot Noir, including a sneak peak of our as yet unreleased 09 and 10 vintages.
For the first time, the popular Taste of the Tamar showcase will travel to Hobart on July 23 and 24, 2011, with the Launceston edition of the event happening August 27 and 28.
The event is a terrific way to sample wine and produce from the Tamar Valley under the one roof, and we’ll be there with our award-winning Tamar Valley wines.
We completed our first Pinot Gris pick of Vintage 2011 on the 5th of April. See the images below for a snapshot of the day.
Sauvignon Blanc and the first of three Pinot Noir picks are planned for Thursday and Friday of this week, while the weather stays dry. The second and third Pinot Noir picks will be around April 18. The yield is above average by about 20%. The fruit is all healthy with even ripening throughout, and excellent flavours, though there is some disease pressure in the thinner skinned Sauvignon Blanc varieties.
Bunch weights are 10-20% down on average, counterbalanced by there being more bunches. Overall we are about three to four weeks behind the last three vintages, but the canopies are still healthy with lower leaves now starting to yellow. Given the longer slower ripening we expect an excellent vintage, but we will be very relieved when all the fruit is picked and this season is behind us.