Kirrihill Wines’ Clare Valley Shiraz Crowned Australia’s Best Value Red
at the 2019 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show
Kirrihill Wines has overnight been awarded the George Mackey Memorial Perpetual Trophy for Best Value Red at the 2019 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show. Announced at an invitation-only dinner in Sydney’s Barangaroo district, the award went to its 2018 Kirrihill Regional Selection Clare Valley Shiraz – marking a landmark win for the premium producer.
Kirrihill Wines was created by two mates Sean Edwards and Rob Stanway in 1998, and its story is compelling. With a family history in Clare dating back to the 1860’s, the two share a passion for their brand, a deep connection to the Clare Valley and a friendship built on history, perseverance and success.
Kirrihill’s portfolio consists of three ranges; The Icon range named after one of South Australia’s early pioneers; E.B. Paddy Gleeson, Founder of Clare, the Vineyard Selection range which consists of wines hand selected from super-premium vineyards across the Clare Valley, and the Regional Selection range – varietal and regional wines made to reflect the best expression of the region in each variety.
Since its inception, Kirrihill’s focus has never wavered; produce the best regional wines, using the best vineyards and the best people. Chief Winemaker Susie Mickan has completed 32 vintages across Australia, Spain, China and the US and continues to bring her wealth of experience and skill in making exceptional wine to the Australian and international wine industry.
“This award acts as a benchmark for quality for me and confirms the reasons I was initially excited to join Kirrihill. The team has the utmost dedication to overdelivering quality and with some of the best cool-climate vineyards in South Australia in their stable and a strong Clare family history and understanding of the region, this award is just”. Susie has