Mr Michael Fragos – Chief Winemaker at McLaren Vale’s Chapel Hill winery — beat wine industry all-comers from across the globe to win the Wolf Blass Trophy for “Winemaker of the Year” at London’s highly-acclaimed 2008 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). In a stunning performance, the IWSC judges also awarded Chapel Hill the Maersk Logistics Trophy for Australian Wine Producer of the Year. “I am absolutely ecstatic and proud of our achievements,” a delighted Mr Fragos, 39, said today. “For Chapel Hill’s winemaking excellence to be recognised over and above winemakers from more than 50 countries is an outstanding effort, and really cements our position on the world stage,” he said.
“The award is great recognition to the commitment and enthusiasm to the entire Chapel Hill team and our loyal group of grape growers.”
The International Wine and Spirit Competition was founded in 1969 and is regarded as the premier competition of its kind in the world.
This year’s competition attracted more than 5000 entries from over 50 countries.