The Gentle Folk takes out Hot 100 SA Wines

Boutique Adelaide Hills winery The Gentle Folk produced the year’s top drop with its 2014 Blossoms, making it three-in-a-row for the Adelaide Hills region.

South Australia’s 100 most drinkable wines were revealed at last night’s launch of Hot 100 SA Wines in front of 400 people at the Queen’s Theatre. Boutique Adelaide Hills winery The Gentle Folk (Gareth Belton) produced the year’s top drop with its 2014 Blossoms, making it three-in-a-row for the Adelaide Hills region following Lofty Valley’s win last year and Lucy Margaux’s Noir de Florette in 2012. The Gentle Folk, based in Basket Range, had four wines feature in this year’s Hot 100, with its 2014 Pinot & Pinot taking out TAFE SA’s Dreamers and Believers Award. Other major award winners announced last night (Thursday, October 30) were Atze’s Corner’s The Bachelor 2012 Shiraz, which won the Le Cordon Bleu Award for Power and Presence while JamFactory’s Drink Dine Design Emerging Designer winner was Angela Giuliani for her Dressed to Design series of six sterling silver stick pins. Gareth Belton (middle) collecting his award from Singapore Airlines’ Hugh Chevrant-Breton and the Hon. Leon Bignell The Hot 100 is an annual wine competition and publication. The goal of the Hot 100 is simple: to find and celebrate the most drinkable wines in South Australia. The Hot 100 publication will be on the streets soon. Aside from listing this year’s 100 most drinkable wines, it also includes recipes from chefs such as Magill Estate’s Emma Shearer and The Elbow Room’s Nigel Rich, as well as features on the event’s cultural ambassador Alies Sluiter, wine label design (featuring Mash Design and Alpha Box & Dice) and previous Hot 100 winners. This year’s hot 10 is below. The full list will be online soon. Gareth Belton - Basket Range The Hot 10 1. The Gentle Folk Blossoms 2014 Adelaide Hills 2. Cirillo 1850 Estate Wines The Vincent Grenache 2013 Barossa Valley 3. Paracombe Premium Wines Chardonnay 2013 Adelaide Hills 4. Jericho Wines Tempranillo 2014 Adelaide Hills 5. Primo Estate Wines Joseph La Magia Botrytis Riesling Traminer 2013 South Australia 6. Fall From Grace Lolita Arneis 2013 McLaren Vale 7. Scott Wines La Prova Nero D’Avola 2013 Barossa Valley 8. Shottesbrooke Vineyards Shottesbrooke Estate Series GSM 2013 McLaren Vale 9. Karrawatta Sophie’s Hill Pinot Grigio 2014 Adelaide Hills 10. Rocland Estate Chocolate Box Shiraz 2012 Barossa Valley  

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