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07, September 2018

McLaren Vale Nominated in Wine Enthusiast 2018 Wine Star Awards

McLaren Vale has been nominated by Wine Enthusiast Magazine (US) for International Wine Region of the Year at the 2018 Wine Star Awards.

McLaren Vale is the only Australian wine region to be nominated, alongside some of the world’s greatest wine regions such as Champagne (France) and Sonoma (California).

McLaren Vale’s nomination was supported by Wine Enthusiast’s Contributing Editor, Christina Pickard, who was directly hosted in our region by MVGWTA and our Members in February this year through Wine Australia's visitation program.

In addition to our region’s nomination, MVGWTA is equally thrilled to note McLaren Vale’s very own Peter Fraser (Yangarra Estate Vineyard) has also been nominated for 2018 International Winemaker of the Year.

Pete is the only Australian nominee amongst a very impressive calibre of international winemaking colleagues.

With a print readership of 940,000 per annum, 2.1 million page views per month and a combined social following of more than 600,000 – Wine Enthusiast’s nomination of our region and Peter Fraser will continue to build McLaren Vale’s international recognition as a truly global and exciting wine tourism region in one of our key international markets for wine exports and visitation.

Please click here for full Nominee details. Winners will be announced on Thursday, November 8, 2018 and Wine Star Award trophies will be presented and celebrated at Wine Enthusiast’s black-tie gala on Monday, January 28, 2019 at Nobu Eden Roc in Miami, Florida, USA.