Plantagenet Wines, Mount Barker


October 30th 2015

Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia


Originating in Mount Barker in 1978, the Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia marks its 38th year of celebrating and judging the best of Western Australian grown wines. The 2015 Gala Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Perth signifies and celebrates the dedication, focus and commitment of the wine industry in Western Australia.

Entries are NOW OPEN for the 2015 Wine Show Awards – ENTER NOW

Beginning in 1978 as part of the Mount Barker and Districts Agricultural Show, the Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia has grown to become a separate and distinguished event which annually determines the best of Western Australian wines. From only six classes in 1978, the show now includes 43 classes and 20 trophies, including the prestigious Qantas Award for Best Wine of Show.

2015 Qantas Wine Show Judges:

QantasLogo_rounded2015 is an exciting year for the Wine Show. We welcome an esteemed line up of Judges, headed by Jane Faulkner, esteemed wine writer for the Age in Melbourne. Jane is an experienced wine judge, chairs numerous shows and is currently chief of judges at the Australian Alternative Wine Variety Show. Jane is supported by a strong panel of senior Judges; Pete Dillon (VIC), Sue Bell (SA) and Virginia Willcock (WA). Award-winning winemaker, wine judge, columnist and host of the acclaimed 13-episode TV series “The Flying Winemaker” on Discovery Network’s TLC, Eddie McDougall (Hong Kong) joins the team of judges this year also.

The Wine Show uses the 100 point system of awarding Medals. This decision was taken in response to the Exhibitors desire to be able to promote their product effectively in a variety of markets.

We are pleased to continue our partnership with Liquor Barons which will see the Award Winning wines marketed to the public following the announcement of the winners. Print Hall will again be hosting the Top 50 wine tasting event, including featuring Top Wines from the Show on their wine list.

2015 Portavin Exhibitors Lunch


Portavin is again proud to host an exclusive lunch for the wine show exhibitors. Come along and enjoy an afternoon of superb local produce accompanied by quality local wines in a casual atmosphere. Guest speakers for the afternoon are Chief Judge, Jane Faulkner and International Judge, Eddie McDougall (Hong Kong). A special feature of the lunch will be Great Southern Oysters and Reisling.

This is an opportunity to mingle with top Western Australian wine makers and friends.


  • Friday 9th October 2015
  • Time: 12.00 noon – 3pm (immediately following the Exhibitor’s Tasting)
  • Price: $50.00 – PURCHASE NOW
  • Location: Plantagenet Wines, Albany Highway, Mount Barker

Enquiries about the Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia’s  Portavin’s Exhibitors Lunch, contact the Wine Show Office 0418 512886 or email

For more information visit the Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia website.

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