The Hunter Valley’s night-of-nights was held last night at Wyndham Estate to toast the outstanding achievements of those in Australia’s oldest winemaking region who have made major contributions and excelled within the Hunter Valley Wine Industry. Winners were announced in seven categories, including the newest Hunter Valley “Living Legend”, who was inducted into this prestigious group.
We are extremely pleased and proud to announce that Andrew (Thommo) Thomas has been awarded the title of 2014 Hunter Valley Winemaker of the Year. Thommo is the first Hunter winemaker to be honoured with this award twice, having previously been crowned as Winemaker of the Year in 2008.
The Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association (HVWTA) Vice President Mike De Iuliis commented that the annual awards are a celebration of, and give recognition to, individual achievements of its own. It recognises the skill, hard work, dedication and excellence of the region’s winemakers, viticulturists and industry professionals, and reflects on the successes of the year and the regions historical roots.
“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, and at the same time celebrates our history,” Mr De Iuliis said.
For a link to James Halliday’s Wine Companion website (with a full list of the winners), please click here