Over the last fifteen years Trentham Estate has won over 300 awards - the winery has been awarded 'Best Tourism Winery 2008' at the New South Wales Tourism Awards - an outstanding achievement to win this award for 2 consecutive years. The recently introduced Victorian Range has been extremely successful and as always offer fantastic value for money even with the current Australian dollar strength.
This wine typifies the characteristics of the variety and shows why this variety has so much promise for the future. The wine has exotic fragrant aromas of apricot and peach with a full soft palate finishing dry
:2009 Trentham Viognier QUAFF ? Peter Forrestal ? Australian Wine website quaff.com.au. Friday, December 4, 2009 at 11:32AM I usually taste four brackets of seven wines at one sitting and always work on a particular theme. So we might taste 28 shiraz (as I will this afternoon) or 28 Western Australian sem sauv blancs. I'm not too keen on tasting 28 bubblies at the one time and so usually do one bracket of sparkling wines followed by 21 wines on another theme. So this week I did a bracket of 21 viogniers after the bubbles. That does give some indication that there is plenty of viognier on the market. A fair bit of it is pretty bland and non-descript, just decent fresh, clean white wine (mostly Pretty Good in Quaff parlance). Plenty of it is more than $20 a bottle. My favourites were a couple of viogniers from Millbrook in the Perth Hills and a couple from Clonakilla near Canberra and this budget-priced cracker from the Murray Darling near Mildura. I gave this a gold medal and marvel