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AN iconic winery in the Barossa Valley stole the show last week when it walked away from the 2014 China Wine and Spirits Best Value Awards with 25 medals.

Last Monday Jacob’s Creek proved why it is a force to be reckoned with in the Chinese market with every single one of its wines entered into the competition receiving an award.

Jacob’s Creek’s Classic range shone on the night with the Jacob’s Creek Classic Riesling 2013, Jacob’s Creek Classic Chardonnay 2013 and Jacob’s Creek Classic Shiraz Cabernet 2011 all picking up gold.

Chief winemaker Bernard Hickin said Jacob’s Creek recognised the differing tastes of wine drinkers around the world.

“It has long been understood that China holds real potential for the Australian wine industry, so we looked to develop an exclusive range of wines that would be loved specifically by Jacob’s Creek fans in China, and complement our much-loved Classic and Reserve ranges,” Hickin said.

“We’re delighted our efforts have been rewarded by some of China’s most experienced tasters.”

Jacob’s Creek was up against more than 3300 wines from 35 countries and impressed the 100-strong panel of judges who awarded Jacob’s Creek with three double golds, 14 golds, six silver and two bronze.

Source: Barossa Herald.