SEVEN wineries from the Pyrenees region have received five red star ratings from the nationally-recognised James Halliday Wine Companion 2017 edition.
Dalwhinnie, Summerfield, Blue Pyrenees Estate, DogRock Winery, Mitchell Harris Wines, Mount Avoca and Taltarni were each awarded the endorsements last week.
Visit Ballarat chief executive officer Noel Dempsey congratulated all the wineries for their consistent efforts in producing quality wine.
“For a large cluster of wineries to achieve five red star ratings is testament to the quality of product that is available in this region. It’s no wonder the Pyrenees is acclaimed nation-wide for its wineries,” he said.
A five red-star rating indicates an outstanding winery which regularly produces wines of exemplary quality and typicity.
Pyrenees Shire chief executive officer Jim Nolan said all the wineries had several wines scoring above 90, and in many instances above 95 points.
“We would like to congratulate each of our seven wineries who have demonstrated exactly why our region is a go-to wine destination.”
Blue Pyrenees Estate chief winemaker and CEO Andrew Koerner said he was proud to announce another wonderful set of ratings for his team.
“This marks the second year in a row that we have had seven wines over 90 points, as well as being given a winery rating of five red stars,” he said