A dozen of Australia’s top wine judges will be in Cessnock next week to determine the state’s top drops.
Cessnock Leagues Club will be the host venue for the NSW Wine Awards judging from September 20 to 22.
More than 800 wines from all 14 NSW wine regions will be put to the test. Various dinners are planned around the Hunter to showcase the region.
It will be the first time the Hunter has been used as the judging venue, after a regional judging program was introduced in Griffith in 2014, and continued in Orange last year. The judges are eager to see an ever-increasing diversity of wines this year, including early 2016 releases.
The gold-medallists will be presented at Government House on October 27 and the winners will be announced at Pier One Sydney Harbour the next day.
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