One of the nation's eminent wine critics has rated De Bortoli Wines' Scared Hill Shiraz as among the best value bottle of red on the shelf.
Wine journalist Ray Jordan compiled his list of the best 100 wines from over 700 different drops, and gave the 2019 Sacred Hill Shiraz the honour of best value wine.
The category of value is for bottles of less than $15 and is a fiercely competitive market, especially with many red wines look for new homes following international trade disruptions.
The Sacred Hill name is drawn from the Griffith hermit's description of his home on Scenic Hill, and like the name, the fruit in the wine is taken from around the area.
"It's a great accolade for our local grape growers. What they've grown has allowed us to produce this," winemaker Roberto Delgado said.
Mr Delgado said "over delivering" was the approach among the winemaking team. With the 2019 vintage developed with the collaborative approach between winemakers.
"It's great recognition for the collaborative winemaking group ... there's input from all our winemakers," he said.
"Over delivering is our philosophy in winemaking, and we do that across the company. This [title] show we've achieved that," he said.
Mr Delgado said the recognition was a celebration of the fruit produced locally.
"It is a testament to the local growers and the team here in Bilbul that we are able to consistently produce wines of this quality and price point across the Sacred Hill range from Riverina fruit," executive director Victor De Bortoli said.
Mr De Bortoli said the title of best value wine awarded by one of Australia's leading wine journalists would be used by retailers across the country to promote the wine.
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