Wine show will go on

Augusta Margaret River Times
This year's localised Margaret River Wine Show will feature Perth judge Erin Larkin, pictured with Heart general manager Nicky Hansen, and Margaret River Wine Association's Luke Joliffe and Pip Heaford.
Camera IconThis year's localised Margaret River Wine Show will feature Perth judge Erin Larkin, pictured with Heart general manager Nicky Hansen, and Margaret River Wine Association's Luke Joliffe and Pip Heaford.

This year’s Margaret River Wine Show will be a truly local affair because of COVID-19 restrictions.

The Margaret River Wine Association’s annual shindig cannot include the usual range of interstate and international wine judges, but it will take advantage of the region’s new entertainment centre by setting up for the first time at the Margaret River Heart.

Wine show committee chairman Julian Langworthy said the show forging ahead was a great outcome.

“These challenging times also allow for great opportunities, and we are very excited to bring together a stellar all-WA-based judging panel for this year’s Langton’s Margaret River Wine Show coupled with a brilliant new venue,” he said.

MRWA chief executive Amanda Whiteland said despite the difficulties of 2020, some of the changes were positive.

“We are looking forward to welcoming our interstate and international judges back to the Margaret River Wine Show in 2021,” she said.

“We are very pleased with the easing of restrictions in WA which is allowing us to continue with our 19th Margaret River Wine Show, as it is an important event for the local wine industry.”

Perth-based wine writer Erin Larkin is one of the new judges for 2020, and was in the region this week as part of her work.

Judging by the WA judges will start on November 16.

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