Entries up in Small Winemakers’ show

A team of judges will consider 567 wines entered in Forbes’ Small Winemakers Wine Show over the next three days.

Entries in this year’s show are up with 90 wineries, several of which are new to the Forbes competition, sending wines for judging.

“It really reinforces the relevance of this show,” committee President Mark Watts said.

This year’s chairman of judges is Jeff Byrne, chief winemaker at Agnew Wines in the Hunter Valley.

“Jeff and the committee have chosen judges from across NSW wine regions and diverse parts of the industry who will select the top wines based on their appearance, aroma, body, taste and finish,” Mr Watts said.

Forbes wine-lovers can come along to the public tasting at the Forbes Youth and Community Centre on Friday, August 31 from 6.30-8.30pm. Entry is $25 and includes finger food. 

The show’s top wines will feature at the presentation dinner on Saturday, September 15. Tickets for the five course dinner with matched trophy wines are on sale at BWR Accountants for $110.