Jules and Bec Ashmead were left just a little speechless last Friday, as Small Victories Wine Co won trophies at wine show presentations in two different states. Having only launched the brand six months ago, to receive such accolades is a big thrill for the Barossan sisters-in-law.
The 2021 Small Victories Vermentino won the trophy for Best Single Varietal White at the Melbourne Royal Wine Awards. Jules was at the presentation dinner to receive the award.
The 2021 Small Victories Pinot Gris won the trophy for Best Pinot Gris at the Adelaide Hills Wine Show, with Karli Currie, Small Victories Brand Manager, accepting the award.
“We are elated to receive such recognition for our wines. Bec and I embarked on this project to create wines that are fun, fresh and just really delicious, yet still with technical prowess, so to receive these awards is a fabulous testament to our approach,” Jules said.
“Thanks must go to the grape growers from who we sourced the fruit. To Ash Ratcliff and David Kohl, thank you for producing such quality fruit for us to work with. For our partnership with Ash (Ricca Terra Farms) especially, this shows great respect to premium fruit that is produced in the Riverland.”
Bec noted, “We are a proud South Australian family and we celebrate the diversity and quality of grapes grown by other South Australian families. Our grape growers are real people with a passion for what they do. Find the postcode on the label – this is where the grapes are from.”
Small Victories Wine Co wines are available direct from the website or from the pop-up cellar door in Nuriootpa. A permanent cellar door is currently under construction, slated for opening in February, and will be co-located with Elderton Wines which is also owned by the Ashmead family.