Canowindra winemaker Steve Mobbs has been named as one of the top 50 in this year's Young Gun of Wine Awards.
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Now in its 14th year, the Young Gun of Wine Awards shines a light on Australia's best young wine labels and winemakers.
Mr Mobbs heads up Canowindra's Wallington Wines, overseeing the organic farming and winemaking as well as creating his own experimental blends using Wallington fruit, which appear under his Dreaded Friend label.
While the biodynamic Wallington wines are a classic expression of the Cowra Wine Region, Dreaded Friend takes the same fruit and spins it in a more experimental direction, with a Cabernet Franc and Grenache currently available under the label.
"I'm absolutely thrilled to be selected in the top 50 for this year's Young Gun of Wine Competition," he said.
"With only six winemakers from NSW being selected it's a privilege and honour to be among some other great talents.
"I have put my heart and soul into making wine in the Cowra Region and It's fantastic to be recognised for all the effort that I have put in.
"I am proud to be part of this region making small-batch organic and biodynamic wines. This award gives me confidence that we're on the right track making engaging, high-quality wines," he said.
As part of the awards Mr Mobbs will now host a free virtual tasting with expert guests on Thursday, May 28 at 6.30pm.
You can register for the virtual tasting and vote for Mr Mobbs in the Young Gun of Wine People's Choice Award by visiting www.younggunofwine.com/winemaker-awards/
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