On 8 October Matt Sutherland and Murray Cook, two of Dog Point's wine making team, attended a black tie dinner in Sydney for the Six Nations Wine Challenge 2014; where Dog Point Vineyards was awarded three trophies for its Pinot Noir 2012. The Six Nations Wine Challenge is the only wine show in the world where wines are entered exclusively by invitation from the judges.
Dog Point does not normally submit wines to competitions but this invitation was an exception. Dog Point was invited to enter this year by Bob Campbell MW; one of the Six Nations Wine Challenge judges involved in the event. Dog Point’s 2012 Pinot Noir was awarded the Trophy for Red Wine of Show; the Trophy for Pinot Noir and the Trophy for Wine of Show. This was jointly awarded to Dog Point Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 and South Africa’s Silverthorn Blanc de Blancs 2011.
More information about the Six Nations Wine Challenge can be found online.
The photo to the left shows the joint Wine of Show winners; Silverthorn and Dog Point, with Matt and Murray in the right of the photo.