Stable of winners
Tertini Wines, based near the southern highlands town of Berrima, has won five of the nine trophies at the 2012 Australian Highlands Wine Show. Its 30-year-old winemaker, Jonathan Holgate, starred with Riesling and Pinot Noir. The 2008 Tertini Riesling won best Riesling, best dry white wine and best wine of show while the 2009 Tertini Pinot Noir won best Pinot Noir and best red wine of show. It’s a far cry from this time last year when Holgate, who is married with two young children, was seriously injured when a loaded bin of grapes toppled and crushed him, damaging several vertebrae in his lower back, writes Huon Hooke in the Sydney Morning Herald.