The annual ‘Top 100 wines’ list from esteemed wine magazine Wine Enthusiast is out, and just one South Australian wine has made it: Pertaringa ‘Lakeside’ SA Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 by Bec Hardy Wines. Of 22,000 wines tasted by judges throughout 2021, this South Australian drop came in at number 53, one of only five Australian wines to be included in a list that considers wines from all over the world.
‘Wine Enthusiast’ magazine is published in the US and has a strong global following of oenophiles who are interested in exploring new wines, trends and hearing about stories of winemakers around the world. Each year, its team of global tasters and editors review thousands of wines to compile a list of the most exciting finds on the market. The Bec Hardy Pertaringa ‘Lakeside’ SA Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 received 92 points, was selected as ‘Editor’s Choice’ and was described: ‘This rose-coloured South Aussie Cab delivers in a big way’.
is a sixth-generation member of and the first female vigneron from one of Australia’s oldest wine families, the Hardys.Bec Hardy Wines is a family-run company based in McLaren Vale, which comprises premium wines from the company’s own vineyards as well as local growers in a number of South Australian regions. Founder and co-owner Bec Hardy
This recognition comes as Bec Hardy Wines’ presence in the US market grows. Last month, an order of more than 133,500 bottles of McLaren Vale Shiraz, Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc and South Australian Cabernet Sauvignon was shipped to the US to be distributed nationally throughout major retail chains, the majority being the Bec Hardy Pertaringa ‘Lakeside’ SA Cabernet Sauvignon.
Bec Hardy comments, “Recognition from one of the world’s leading wine publications is immensely rewarding for the whole team, particularly as we’re the only South Aussie wine that made the list. We’ve only recently started exporting to the US so to have this acknowledgement so soon shows we’re doing something right.
“We’re concentrating on producing wines that have a great price to quality ratio and pricing that beats the US domestic market at their own game, backed up by positive third-party reviews. We have what the big players are looking for.”
The Bec Hardy 2019 Pertaringa Lakeside Cabernet Sauvignon is available for $17 a bottle or for $49 per case of six.
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