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Monday 24 September 2018

City restaurant and country outpost share Tasmanian wine list honours

Mure's Upper Deck on the Hobart waterfront (below) and small town outpost The Bridport Bunker Club on the north-east coast were today announced as joint winners in the 2018 Tasmanian Wine List of the Year competition.

Wine Tasmania chief executive Sheralee Davies announced the judging panel had been unable to split the winners. 

The Bridport Bunker Club (below) was awarded the People’s Choice, based on members of the wine-loving public voting for their favourite finalist.

Davies congratulated the two winners and recognised each of the finalists (listed below) for their strong support of the Tasmanian wine sector.

“The growing global profile of Tasmania’s wines means that more and more people are travelling travel to Tasmania to try our wines - close to 300,000 of our visitors called into a cellar door during their stay over the past twelve months,” she said. 

“It is an important part of the visitor experience for them to be able to enjoy a glass of local wine over a meal during their visit, and it’s great to see so many venues promoting Tasmania’s outstanding wines as part of their offering.”

The judging was undertaken by an independent panel comprising 2018 guest judge Hon Peter Gutwein MP, wine writer Winsor Dobbin (that's me!) and Davies. 

Venues were assessed against a range of criteria, including the representation of Tasmanian wines by the glass and bottle, the depth and scope of wines offered, the way Tasmanian wines are listed and promoted on the wine list and relevant aspects of wine service, training and knowledge.

2018 Tasmanian Wine List of the Year Finalists:

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