Aravina Estate Wins Five Trophies at the Perth Royal Wine Show 2014 September 22 2014

Aravina Estate is delighted to announce that the 2013 Premium Chardonnay has been awarded Five (5) Trophies and a GOLD Medal at the 2014 Perth Royal Wine Show.

  • Gold – Class 6
  • Trophy – Best Chardonnay in Classes 1 – 6
  • Trophy – Best Western Australian White Table Wine
  • Trophy – Best White Table Wine
  • Trophy – Best Western Australian Wine
  • Trophy – Best Wine of the 2014 Show

This is a tremendous follow up result to the Gold medal that was awarded at the 2014 Boutique Wine Show in August.

Winemaker, Jodie Opie said that “it is a fantastic result for Aravina Estate and the Margaret River wine region. It confirms that the old vineyard that was planted in 1986 is capable of producing super quality fruit.”

The Marketing and Sales Manager, Blair Hill said that “It is a real credit to the vineyard team and Jodie, to hear Brian Croser AO (Chief Judge) announce that ‘this wine is truly world class.’ The Aravina Premium Chardonnay showcases the best that the northern end of Margaret River has to offer from mature vines.”

The Premium Range Chardonnay is 100% Estate grown. The fruit was hand-picked in the early hours of the morning from the low yielding (3.7 t/Ha) Block 3 vineyard and transported directly to the winery.

The bunches were chilled for 24 hours prior to being whole bunch pressed. Post settling, the juice was transferred to barriques with a portion of grape solids. This enhances the creamy and nutty texture of the wine.

Natural fermentation was used on 100% of the French oak barriques. The wine was left to mature on lees to add complexity and texture. The wine spent nine months in oak – 40% new with the balance in one-year-old French oak. The wine was blended, lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.

The wine is currently released and has an RRP of $40.00. It is available in very limited quantities through cellar door and the Western Australian distributor below.

  • Western Australia: Grape Expectations – Scott Teasdale (; 0417 965 508