60th Awarding of the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy
MELBOURNE – Today, 3 November, the 2023 trophy winners for the prestigious Melbourne Royal Wine Awards, presented by Vintrace, have been announced at a fabulous luncheon at the Victoria Pavilion at Melbourne Showgrounds.
The Melbourne Royal Wine Awards is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected wine shows recognising and rewarding excellence in Australian winemaking. The awards provide a highly respected platform for wineries to benchmark their wines against industry standards and receive valuable feedback from an independent panel of industry experts.
Established in 1884 with just thirteen entries, the Melbourne Royal Wine Awards have evolved and grown into a premier celebration for the Australian wine industry, attracting over 2,425 entries from more than 420 wineries across the nation. The growth and influence of the Melbourne Royal Wine Awards reinforces its position as a benchmark of inspiring excellence and innovation within the wine industry.
The trophy wine makers around Australia want to win is the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for Best Young Red. Celebrating the 60th awarding of the trophy this year, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy was awarded to Tasmania’s Lowestoft Estate Wines for their Lowestoft La Maison Pinot Noir, 2022. This is the first time Lowestoft Estate has won the award and just the third time a Pinot Noir has claimed the prestigious trophy, following the Pinot Noir wins of Home Hill Winery in 2015 and Yabby Lake Winery in 2013.
You can access the Melbourne Royal Wine Awards outcomes either via the online results portal or within the Results Catalogues.