THE Hills are producing wines rivalling the world’s best, says one of Australia’s most influential wine critics.
Internationally renowned judge Ian Mackenzie attended the Perth Hills Wine Show last week at the Zig Zag Cultural Centre.
The annual event is organised by the Perth Hills Vignernons’ Association and this year attracted 53 wines for judging.
Mr Mackenzie said the new varieties in the region were a point of difference the area could market and promote.
“The thing that struck me was the diversity,” he said.
“Mediterranean versions in the area show there is some pretty darn good winemaking in the region.”
Millbrook Winery won the most successful exhibitor award.