Based on Sentinel-Times article (June 25th 2019 Edition)
Victoria’s best wines were celebrated with the awarding of the Victorian Wine Show’s Premier’s Trophy at Parliament House on June 18, 2019, to The Gurdies Winery. The Gurdies 2017 Orchid Label Chardonnay, made from the Gurdies Vineyard grapes and produced by Dick Wettenhall with Dirty Three Wines owner Marcus Satchell, was announced as the best wine in the state for 2018 by Premier Daniel Andrews at the Parliament House event.
The finalists in the Premier’s Trophy judging in November 2018, were the best-of-show wines awarded at the eleven regional wine shows conducted across Victoria in 2018. The June 2019 event at Parliament House gave finalists an opportunity to showcase their award-winning wines as a follow up to the Victorian Wine Show.