This year the 2014 Royal Adelaide Wine Show attracted over 2800 entries from over 360 Australian wineries – one of the highest number of entries since the event began.
Judges tasted all the exhibits blind (label undisclosed) over four days, awarding points for colour, clarity, bouquet and palate. Points were then tallied for the awarding of gold, silver and bronze medals, with the trophy winners chosen from among the gold medal winners.
Brown Brothers senior winemaker Joel Tilbrook talks about some of the company’s 2014 Royal Adelaide Wine Show successes.
THE GEORGE FAIRBROTHER MEMORIAL TROPHY
for MOST OUTSTANDING WHITE WINE IN SHOW
Trophy sponsored by F Miller & Co Pty Ltd
Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard P/L – Class 3 Exhibit No. 33 – Brown Brothers Patricia Chardonnay 2012
THE SEGUIN MOREAU TROPHY
for BEST CHARDONNAY IN SHOW
Trophy sponsored by Seguin Moreau
Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard P/L – Class 3 Exhibit No 33 – Brown Brothers Patricia Chardonnay 2012
THE VISY PRIZE
for WINEMAKER OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING WHITE WINE IN SHOW
Prize sponsored by Visy Pty Ltd
Joel Tilbrook – Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard
More about Joel:
At Brown Brothers Joel is responsible for the production and management of wines from vineyard through to bottle, ensuring compliance with company specifications and wine quality expectations. He is now directly responsible for leading and managing the Wine making and Cellar teams, with an annual crush of approximately 15,000 tonnes from up to 40 different grape varieties.
In 2000, Joel successfully graduated with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science – Oenology degree at the University of Adelaide where he was awarded the R.H Martin Memorial Prize for excellence in sensory evaluation.
After graduating, Joel worked four vintages as a winemaker in the Adelaide Hills wine region prior to joining Brown Brothers in 2004. During his time at Brown Brothers Joel has been responsible for making a range of products, including the sparkling wines and the Patricia Shiraz. In 2007 he was promoted to the position of Senior Winemaker & Winery Manager and works with the winemaking team to continuously improve production methods and efficiencies. He is also tasked with conducting and reviewing trials to investigate alternative wine making techniques and wine styles.
Joel has also judged in numerous wine shows around Australia and continues to be an active wine judge.
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