Pegeric Wines wins 3rd trophy in a row!

2014 Trophy win makes third in four tries at Hong Kong show

Chris Cormack’s Pegeric Wines of Macedon has won the Trophy for Best Wine in the World with Braised Abalone, his 3rd Trophy in 4 years at the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Challenge (HKIWSC).

His victory this year came courtesy of his 2007 Pegeric Pinot Noir, grown on his Estate vineyard at Tylden, just outside Kyneton in  Victoria’s Macedon Ranges region. To complete the picture, Pegeric entered just 6 wines, for a return of 6 medals and a trophy.

The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wines & Spirit Challenge has two characteristics that set it above other shows in the world of wine.

Firstly, it allows entry from any producer, regardless of size. This levels the playing field and sees a greater representation of smaller producers amongst the awards – not just the larger ones.

Secondly, judging takes place with food – giving the most authentic representation of the real world wine drinker’s experience at home or in a restaurant.

According to Chris:

"... Pegeric is one of the smallest wineries in Australia – in most years we make just 100-200 cases. This makes us too small for entry into the more commercial classes at most Australian shows.

Wine shows such as the Cathay Pacific International in Hong Kong give us a rare opportunity to benchmark ourselves against the best in the world, not just Macedon, Victoria and Australia.

It’s great to win a medal in international competition, but a Trophy for Best in the World is something else again ..."

Previous trophies at HKIWSC have included Best Wine in the World with Braised Abalone and Best Wine in the World with Peking Duck, which Chris won in 2012, before coming runner-up for the Peking Duck trophy in 2013 & again in 2014.

Pegeric’s results at the HKIWSC alone since 2010 have now netted 3 trophies (and 3 runners-up for trophies), 6 gold medals, 19 silver and 24 bronze.

This represents a level of acclaim entirely out of proportion to Pegeric’s small production.

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