Young Gun of Australian Wine Award Winners
We are super proud to have taken out the 2019 Australian Young Gun of Wine award. The two wines we entered were the 2018 ‘Grace’ Riesling and the 2018 ‘La Korse’ Red Wine.
Commenting on why we took the top title, Young Gun of Wine founder Rory Kent commented, “The ‘La Corse’ is a blend of varieties which includes Sciacarello – a grape native to the French island of Corsica. This wine is the epitome of what today’s customer wants: a light, bright, easy-drinking red, with layers of interest in the glass – it’s awesome, and all with the aesthetic appeal of Koerner’s preppy packaging.
“From a family of grape growers, Damon and Jono Koerner started the eponymous wine label in 2014 and are doing it right on every level. From sourcing emerging varieties, to a sense of adventure in the winery with use of large ceramic eggs for fermentation, to a product mix that includes various shades and textures of single varieties, to the packaging that is instantly iconic.
“They’ve become an emerging force and beacon for future creativity in the Clare Valley, a region perhaps somewhat isolated and traditional. What they’re doing, and how they’re doing it, makes them the poster child for new wine labels today.”