Kalleske Wines win back-to-back best shiraz at Edinburgh Shiraz Challenge

Kalleske Wines Moppa Shiraz which took out the top gong at this year's Edinburgh Great Shiraz Challenge and the Eduard Shiraz placed second. Photo: Supplied

Kalleske Wines Moppa Shiraz which took out the top gong at this year's Edinburgh Great Shiraz Challenge and the Eduard Shiraz placed second. Photo: Supplied

For the second year in row Kalleske Wines at Greenock has taken out top honours at the 2019 Edinburgh Great Shiraz Challenge.

In 2018 their Eduard Shiraz took out the award and this year their Moppa Shiraz was awarded 'Overall Shiraz Day Winner'.

Competing against 250 other wines from around Australia, the 2017 Moppa Shiraz received first place in the under $30 retail category for the first time, as well receiving the most overall votes across both over and under $30 categories at the event.

The 2016 Eduard Shiraz also placed second in the over $30 category on the day which for the family shows Kalleske was definitely a favourite with voters.

In its 26th year the Great Edinburgh Shiraz Challenge is held at the Edinburgh Hotel and Cellars annually.

The gathering gives wine producers the ability showcase their wines directly to Shiraz lovers.

Consumers can taste their way around 250 Shiraz wines across the day and vote on their favourite wine.

There were many variations of Shiraz for tasting from many regions including Eden Valley, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra, Langhorne Creek, Clare Valley, Victoria, WA and the ACT, and of course a strong the representation from the Barossa region.

Brothers Troy and Tony Kalleske were thrilled with the back-to-back win.

"To win the best overall Shiraz at the Edinburgh Great Shiraz Challenge for the second year in a row is a fantastic achievement and especially satisfying because it was for our Moppa Shiraz - a totally different Shiraz to our winning wine last year," Troy explained.

"The wines entered from fellow producers were again of an excellent standard and this is shows by looking at the top 10 wines in each category."

"We have said it previously but the 'Ed Challenge' is a very special event to win because it is the consumers that are tasting the wines and voting on the winner," Troy added.