Chardonnay of Michael Hill Smith MW and David Le Mire MW’s Tolpuddle Vineyard named IWC Champion White Wine 2020
The International Wine Challenge (IWC) has announced the Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 from Tasmania’s Coal River Valley as their Champion White Wine for 2020. The Tolpuddle Vineyard, for which Michael Hill Smith MW is joint managing director and David Le Mire MW is head of sales and marketing, was first established in 1988 and is planted solely to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
In total the 2018 vintage picked up five trophies: Champion White Wine 2020, International Chardonnay Trophy, Australian White Trophy, Australian Chardonnay Trophy and Tasmanian Chardonnay Trophy. It’s the first time a Tasmanian wine has collected the Champion White Trophy and the first time in seven years the Trophy has gone to an Australian producer.