Warming win for winemakers

Winning winemakers, Harcourt's Ken Pollock and Ian Mackenzie of BlackJack Wines. Photo: Eve Lamb

Eve Lamb
The snap chill in recent days has done little to diminish the warm glow out at Harcourt’s BlackJack Wines where they’ve just barrelled an above average vintage and picked up a prestigious award.
The well-established local winery is among five of the wider region’s wineries able to bask in the warming glow of have been recognised in a prestigious industry cellar door awards program.
Announced last month, The Gourmet Traveller Wine’s 10th annual Best Cellar Door Awards judged BlackJack Wines, Sutton Grange Winery, Mandurang Valley Wines, Balgownie Estate and Killiecrankie Wines among the best in Australia.
BlackJack Wines was named the region’s best tasting experience.
“It’s always nice to get recognition,” BlackJack’s Ken Pollock said when the Mail dropped in for a vineyard visit earlier this week. Read more in today’s Mail...

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.