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NMIT Wines Win Bronze

10 Dec 2013

Two of NMIT’s (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) wines have been awarded bronze medals at the Victorian wine show.

The winning wines were the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2012 Sangiovese. These wines, which are sold under the ‘Northern Estates’ label, are produced by NMIT’s staff and students.

Both of the winning wines are produced at NMIT’s Ararat vineyard and winery. Located in the heart of the Grampians wine region, the Ararat facilities make use of the regions excellent grape growing conditions.

“These competitions give us a great opportunity to benchmark against commercial wineries,” said Jeff Snape, NMIT wine operator. “It’s good to know that despite the winery being a learning environment, our students and staff are producing wines that compete at the highest level.”

NMIT manages three vineyards and operates two wineries. These facilities are practical learning areas where students enrolled in NMIT’s Winemaking and Viticulture courses are able to get involved in wine production.

NMIT has recently added a number of wines to its catalogue. The two award winning wines are among the five new varietals produced. The 2012 vintage is the first produced of these varieties.

The Victorian Wine Show is held at Mitchelton Winery in Nagambie over three days. It is one of Victoria’s premier wine events and attracts up to 1000 wines from around the state. It has been held annually since 1981.

The Northern Estates range can be purchased by contacting ua.ud1519140877e.tim1519140877n@set1519140877atsen1519140877rehtr1519140877on1519140877

To find out more about NMIT’s courses in Winemaking and Viticulture, please visit: OR,

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Media enquiries should be directed to the NMIT Communications Coordinator, James Gardener, on 03 92691579, 0413 483 182 or ua.ud1519140877e.tim1519140877n@ren1519140877edrag1519140877semaj1519140877 or NMIT Communications Officer, Kristilee Ransley, on 03 9269 1578 or ua.ud1519140877e.tim1519140877n@yel1519140877snare1519140877elits1519140877irk1519140877

NMIT (Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) – Situated on six campuses and six training centres throughout Melbourne’s north plus a regional campus at Ararat, NMIT delivers vocational training, higher education and lifelong learning capabilities for a global workforce.  NMIT forges partnerships with community, industry and government to produce practical, solution orientated graduates capable of making meaningful contributions to their chosen field of endeavour.

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