GOLD for Australian grenache at the 2021 Drinks Business Masters Awards

Media Release

8 February 2022

GOLD for Australian grenache at the 2021 Drinks Business Masters Awards

Hutton Vale Farm’s 2017 Grenache has picked up one of four GOLD medals bestowed to Australian Wines at the 2021 Global Drinks Business Grenache Masters Awards held in the UK. All four gold medals were awarded to South Australian wines with Barossa collecting three and McLaren Vale receiving one.

The 2017 Hutton Vale Farm Grenache, which was also recently recommended by Oz Clarke OBE in Club Oenologique magazine as one of the best Australian Rhone style wines to buy, has an interesting history.

Planted by Colin Angas in the 1960’s, approximately 7% of the original plantings failed to take to their new home and had to be replaced. New cuttings were hastily acquired, which time revealed to be mataro. No one considered to start over again and the mataro makes a splendid partner for the grenache.

In recent years, Grenache has seen a rise in Australia growing by 123 percent in the 2 years ended 4 July 2021, according to IRI MarketEdge. Barossa has some of the oldest Grenache vines in the world with plantings that date to the 1840’s.

Hutton Vale Farm’s 2017 Grenache is dry grown on the Angas family farm, nurtured by 6th and 7th generation family members John and Jan Angas and Stuart and Cait Angas. The varieties are still grown, and harvested together, before maturation in a combination of 20% new and 80% seasoned French oak for 24 months.

On the nose there’s plenty of ripe plum and strawberry notes, the beauty and elegance of grenache is immediately apparent. The palate is medium bodied, loaded with a blend of light and dark red summer fruits, savory nuances and a very fine tannin line finishing soft and supple.

Winemaker: Kym Teusner

Hutton Vale Farm Grenache has a RRP of $65 / bottle and is available through specialist retail outlets.

The full list of Gold Medal winners can be found here


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*Source: Wine Australia

Hutton Vale Farm was first established in 1843 by John Howard Angas, known as J.H.A, during the early colonial period. Since then, it has been continuously farmed by the Angas family, with the current custodians being the sixth and seventh generation Angas family members.  Running a mixed produce farm, the Angas family are renowned for their fine wine, quality wool and free-range natural pasture lamb grown on the farm as well as artisan chutneys hand made in the farm kitchen. Hutton Vale Farm is run ethically and sustainably with the utmost care and respect given to the land, the animals, and the produce, ensuring strong provenance and traceability in their products.




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