A small wine label from Ebenezer trumped some of the biggest names in the business at last week’s National Wine Show of Australia in Canberra.
Rojomoma Red Art Single Vineyard Shiraz – grown and tended on five hectares in the Northern Barossa – took out the prestigious Red Wine of Provenance Trophy with entries from the 2016, 2010 and 2006 vintages.
The provenance trophy is awarded to outstanding Australian wines that have shown a consistency of style and quality over many years.
It celebrates wines with a sense of place and an ability to age and improve in bottle.
Three vintages of the same wine, with the same label, spread across at least 10 years are judged as a group.
The National Wine Show of Australia is a competition for the best of the best as only wines that have received a medal at a qualifying Australian wine show can be entered.
Winning the coveted Wine of Provenance trophy is a huge achievement for any winery as it is the only award which judges three wines together, not just one individual wine.
Rojomoma owners Sam Kurtz and Bernadette Kaeding were ecstatic.
“It’s very exciting to win the Red Wine of Provenance Trophy,” Mr Kurtz said.
“I think it is the most important trophy we could win. It shows that our wines are amongst an elite group of iconic Australian wines reflecting outstanding age worthiness and consistently at the highest quality.
“It is great to be rewarded for all the hard work we have put in.”
They personally tend to their 5ha vineyard in Ebenezer, crafting their Red Art wines on site from this single vineyard.
“To me this trophy represents everything we do,” Ms Kaeding said.
“We make our wine to reflect the quality and personality of our site.
“It is born from respect for our amazing vines and the desire to tell their story in every bottle.
“Winning this trophy says that we are achieving this goal, and we are considered to be doing it best in Australia for red wine right now, and that’s a huge accolade.”