Eric Semmler wins 2013 Winestate Australian Winemaker of the Year

Eric Semmler of 919 Wines was named Australian Winemaker of the Year at the annual Winestate Magazine Wine of the Year awards on 15th Novermber 2013. The competition is a year in duration and is for wines and winemakers from across Australia and New Zealand. The results are distributed throughout Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and China. 

“It was a totally unexpected award” said Mr Semmler, “but it re-confirms that with appropriate viticulture and winemaking techniques this region can produce the highest quality wines. It’s great to be rewarded for our hard work over a long period of time. It’s an honour to be the recipient of such a prestigious award.” The award was presented in Adelaide on Friday at the Winestate Annual Wine of the Year awards.