The $7 Wine That Has Just Been Crowned 'Best In Australia'
Not often does a bottle of wine get crowned the best in Australia twice in three years, but this $7 bottle of Sauvignon Blanc has done just that.
The Story Bay Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017 beat over 2,500 other wines to claim the title of 'Best Wine in Australia for under $20' at the Winestate Wine of the Year Awards.
Masters of Wine, winemakers and wine scientists handpicked the winner after 12 months of blind tastings.
Head of the judging panel, Peter Simic, said the wine delivered highly both on quality and value.
"It was pretty close but this wine had the highest rating out of all the tastings at the lowest price, it really deserved the trophy," he said.
"For the amazing value price of $7, plus high blind judging score, this should be everybody's everyday drinking wine."
Story Bay Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017 originates from Western Australia's esteemed Margaret River region and is described as having a vibrant tropical fruit aroma with hints of herbal tea and fresh cut grass.
However, the accolade is testament to the hard work and dedication of winemaker Alana Langworthy.
"Margaret River is famous for style, but it's not a region that people associate with value," she said. "It's an absolute delight to be recognised for a wine that everybody in Australia can enjoy."
Story Bay Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017 is sold exclusively at Liquorland, First Choice Liquor and Vintage Cellars for $7.