Kellermeister Wines has taken out two gold medals at the Syrah du Monde international wine competition in France, arguably one of the best syrah/shiraz competitions on earth.
Attracting competitors from around the globe, the recent Syrah du Monde competition had 347 wine entries of which 30 were awarded gold.
Within those 30, Australia came away with highest number of awards at nine - five of which belonged to the Barossa.
Two of those awards were given to the Lyndoch based wine site, and included one for the 2015 Black Sash shiraz and the 2015 The Meister shiraz which also scored within the top five globally.
The Meister is a wine made from the oldest and best vines on the Fechner family vineyard in Eden Valley, first planted in 1906.
Black Sash is a wine made predominantly with fruit grown on the famous Hoffman vineyard, which has plantings that are in excess of 100-years old
The awards act as another feather-in-the-cap for the small family-owned winery which has a strong history of receiving awards for its wine and business style and products.
Kellermeister winemaker Mark Pearce said he was over the moon with the judges’ endorsement of the inaugural release of the new flagship shiraz, The Meister, which was another step up from the popular Wild Witch and Black Sash shirazs.
“The Meister Shiraz has been a labour of love for me over the past few years, so to quietly release it and receive such high praise on the world stage is incredibly satisfying,” he said.
Mr Pearce added that the Barossa is blessed with a legacy of some of the oldest and best Shiraz vineyard plantings in the world, with the advantage of an ideal growing climate for the grape variety and a rich tapestry of ancient soils.