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2018 Fruit Wine Awards

Best Wine of ShowShannonvale Fruit WineryGinger 2016
Ginger with orange lemon lime and grapefruit.An excellenty example of balance of flavours from this Queensland Fruit winery.
Best Berry Fruit WineArthur ClarkeTayberry 2017
A skilfully crafted sweeter style wine that has a lifted aroma good mouthfeel and length
Best Stone Fruit WineDerek WalterPlum 2016
Good colour balanced palate with good length
Best Pome Fruit WinePeter MitchelmoreNashi Pear 2015
A wine from a master fruit winemaker well balanced good fruit
Best MeadMountainView MeaderyBeekeepers Special 2017
great colour strong honey aroma excellent flavour good acid level.
Best Sparkling WineWanderer MeadsHopped Saison Style Mead 2017
clear bright straw colour pleasant floral aroma hops and honey flavour interesting
Best Fortified WineShannonvale Fruit WineryChocolate Fortified 2017
Bright light colour Chocolate bouquet bean and fruit combined well on palate
Best LiqueurEileen EatonTayberry 2017
Made by a liqueur maker with years of experience and an excellent palate
Best Liqueur by an AmateurEileen EatonTayberry 2017
perfect tayberry nose smooth mouthfeel an excellent example of what a liqueur should be.
Most Successful Amateur WinemakerArthur Clarke
Arthur has many decades of experience in fruit winemaking.His success is seen in the number of medals he won this year.
Most Successful Professional WinemakerShannonvale Fruit Winery
The very successful return of this QLD winemaker. Great depth in the range and the quality this commercial winemkare has to offer.
15 Year Loyalty AwardPeter Mitchelmorefor supporting the event for the last 15 years
For the last 15 years Peter has entered and won awards. A quiet achiever who has enterd the show for the last time this year. A brilliant effort Peter.

Cider Awards 2018

Best Traditional CiderWillie Smith Pty Ltd23 Varieties Cider
This award shows that in Tasmania there are companies that are dedicated to the production of outstanding traditional ciders using cider apples.
Best Traditional PerryFranklin Cider companyMethode Traditionale Perry
This award is given to a perry or pear cider that has been made using the traditional champagne method of production a sparkling product. Very long and invovled process
Best New World CiderBrady's Lookout CiderWild Cuvee Cider MT
Made using newer varieties of apples that do not lend themselves to making a traditional cider. Made by the classic champagne method also.
Best New World PerryLost PippinSparkling Pear
A good example of what can be a difficult style to produce.
Best Non-Traditional Cider or PerryRed Hill Cherry FarmApple Cherry Pear
This style is a modern way of using other flavours to enhance ciders in a positive way.
Best EnthusiastRichard Clauson
Richard has produced some excellent ciders seen in the range and quality of his entries to this competition. Well worth a taste of his range today.
Best in ShowWillie Smith Pty Ltd23 Varieties
The best cider in this year's show. There were 60 other entries in the show.


The Festival  allowed the public to taste fruit wines, ciders and mead entered in the   Australian Fruit Wine Show.
Supporting  fruit wine making in Tasmania for enthusiasts and commercial producers of fruit wine, mead and cider.

Important Dates:

Judging  Sunshine Community Centre  19 Jan 2018
Festival: 26 Jan 2018    3 pm  – 7 pm
Food, Entertainment and Wine and Cider tasting and the Presentation of awards at Bellerive Boardwalk.


Show organiser David Mitchell talks with Chief Cider Judge

Enquiries Contact Chief Steward at

The Australian Fruit Wine Show is open to enthusiasts (unlicensed) and commercial wine makers. All entries are judged in specific classes, regardless of their origin.

Information download

Entry forms and schedule
Australian Fruit Wine Show 2018
Tasmanian  Cider Awards 2018 

2017 Results
Fruit Wine Show Results 2017
Cider Awards Results 2017

2018 Results
Fruit Wine Results 2018
Cider Results 2018

Fruit wine award winners
Cider award winners

Harry Moses, the co-owner of Pagan Cider at Cygnet, with his new blueberry and apple cider, which was available at  the 2017 Tasmanian Fruit Wine and Cider Festival. Picture: SAM ROSEWARNE. Mercury

Other websites of interest

Fruit Winemakers  Tasmania Association
   The Tasmanian Cider Trail
  Clarence Events

The Tasmanian Cider Awards was again  run concurrently with the Australian Fruit Wine Show, but with a distinct and separate identity.



Updated 27 January 2018