9 October 2013
Lake's Folly Chardonnay
Awarded 'Best in New World' at Six Nations Wine Challenge
We recently received some great news that Lake's Folly was awarded the Trophy for 'Best Chardonnay' at the 2013 Six Nations Wine Challenge.
The Six Nations Wine Challenge is an "invitation only" event (and the first-ever wine show that Lake's Folly has entered in its 50-year history), and its objective is "to discover the New World Champions" of wine. The six competing nations include Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States of America. Some 325 wineries entered more than 600 exhibits into this year's Challenge, and Australia was the top-scoring nation.
At the awards presentation held in Sydney on October 3rd, the Lake's Folly 2011 Chardonnay was ranked Top Wine in its Class - a Class dominated by Australian Chardonnays including Leeuwin Estate Art Series, Coldstream Hills, and Cape Mentelle to name a few. In such esteemed company, it was a great honour for Lake's Folly to receive this recognition.
Since the planting of the Chardonnay vines here in 1969, and the first commercial vintage in 1974 (with consecutive vintages made every year since), Lake's Folly Chardonnay is Australia's oldest continuous single-site Chardonnay wine. The consistency of the wine made each year really demonstrates the inherent pedigree of this vineyard.
In light of this recent success, we have a small quantity (50 dozen - which was set aside as part of our museum reserve stocks) available to members, though there is a limit of one 6-bottle case per order.
We're delighted to be able to share this exciting news with you!