This year’s judging panel included buyers from top retail stores, sommeliers, distributors, and importers from Australia and the greater Asia Pacific Region.
Aldi scooped a total of eight awards, including a gold medal for the $5.99 Coraggioso Nero D’Avola 2018 Sicilia DOC.
The supermarket giant was able to take home:
Pinot Grigio of the Year - The Pond Pinot Grigio 2019 - $6.99
Margaret River Chardonnay of the Year - A.C. Byrne Chardonnay 2018 - $9.99
Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Winery of the Year - Blackstone Paddock - $17.99
Double Gold Medal
A.C. Byrne Margaret River Chardonnay 2018 - $9.99
The Pond Pinot Grigio 2018 - $6.99
Freya and Jules Watervale Riesling 2019 - $7.99
Blackstone Paddock Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Coraggioso Nero D’Avola 2018 Sicilia DOC - $5.99
In previous years, An Aldi chardonnay that cost a grand total of $14.99 won White Wine of the 2018 Western Australia Wine Show thanks to their Blackstone Paddock Limited Release Margaret River Chardonnay, 2017. It also took out two awards at the 2018 Wine Show of Western Australia- Portavin International Wine Services, White Wine of Show and The Seguin Moreau for Best Chardonnay of Show.
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