2022 Bushing Monarchs: Hither & Yon
Hither & Yon’s 2021 Aglianico has won McLaren Vale’s Best Wine of Show 2022, seeing brothers Malcolm and Richard Leask crowned McLaren Vale Bushing Monarchs for the second time, having previously won the coveted title in 2019.
From over 750 entries the 2021 Hither & Yon Aglianico was selected as the 2022 Best Wine of Show by an impressive panel of judges from across Australia, including Andrew Thomas of Thomas Wines, Andrea Pritzker MW, Tim Dolan of Kaesler Wines, industry legend Ian McKenzie and Liz Silkman of First Creek Wines.
"From the outstanding 2021 vintage, the Hither & Yon Aglianico stood up in an extremely high quality and diverse class of new and emerging Mediterranean varietals. This wine demonstrated a compelling vibrancy, purity and precision reflecting the more contemporary style of red winemaking we are seeing from the region in recent years. Bright perfumed red and blue fruit aromatics, a perfectly ripe and fleshy flavour with a supple tannin structure. There’s plenty to love.” Andrew Thomas, Chair of Judges of the 2022 McLaren Vale Wine Show.
The winners were announced at the annual Bushing Lunch on Friday 28 October where McLaren Vale's winemaking community enjoyed local fare from some of McLaren Vale's esteemed chefs, complemented by trophy winning wines.
View all trophy and medal winning wines in the 2022 MGA Insurance McLaren Vale Wine Show Results Book.
2022 McLaren Vale Wine Show - Trophy List
BEST WINE OF SHOW Hither & Yon 2021 Aglianico
CHAIRPERSON’S TROPHY Larnook 2022 Grenache Gris
WINE MEDIA TROPHY Silent Noise 2021 FO Shiraz
BEST ICON WINES OF SHOW Hardy’s 2018, 2014 and 2012 Eileen Hardy Shiraz
BEST MUSEUM WINE OF SHOW Wolf Blass 2018 Grey Label Shiraz
BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON OF SHOW Battle of Bosworth 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
BEST SHIRAZ OF SHOW Cooter & Cooter 2021 Shiraz
BEST GRENACHE OF SHOW Serafino 2021 Reserve Grenache
BEST SINGLE VINEYARD SHIRAZ OF SHOW Cooter & Cooter 2021 Shiraz
BEST SINGLE VINEYARD VITICULTURIST Richard Leask of Hither & Yon
BEST SINGLE VINEYARD WINE ANY STYLE (OTHER THAN SHIRAZ) Hither & Yon 2021 Aglianico
BEST SMALL PRODUCER OF SHOW Cooter & Cooter 2021 Shiraz
MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR Shingleback
BEST CABERNET BLEND Shingleback 2018 The Gate Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
BEST SHIRAZ PREDOMINANT BLEND Shottesbrooke Vineyards 2021 Engine Room by Hamish Maguire Shiraz Mataro Grenache
BEST GRENACHE PREDOMINANT BLEND Varney Wines 2021 Grenache Mourvèdre Touriga
BEST OTHER RED & BLENDS Alpha Crucis 2021 Blewitt Springs Mataro Grenache
BEST MEDITERRANEAN RED VARIETY Hither & Yon 2021 Aglianico
BEST SHIRAZ THREE YEARS OR OLDER Shingleback D Block 2018 Reserve Shiraz
BEST TWO-YEAR-OLD OR YOUNGER CABERNET SAUVIGNON Battle of Bosworth 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
BEST TWO-YEAR-OLD SHIRAZ Gemtree Wines 2020 Bloodstone Shiraz
BEST ONE-YEAR-OLD OR YOUNGER SHIRAZ Cooter & Cooter 2021 Shiraz
BEST ONE-YEAR-OLD GRENACHE Serafino 2021 Reserve Grenache
BEST ROSÉ Bondar Wines 2022 Rosé
BEST NEW AND EMERGING WHITE WINE Chalk Hill 2022 Vermentino
BEST FIANO d’Arenberg 2022 The Sun Surfer Fiano