Wines shine at 'great community event'

Anna Bergamin, Bob Kerfoot and Jack Kerfoot were judged to have the best wine at the inaugural Horsley Wine Tasting Festival on Saturday.

The festival, which showcased 16 of the best local homemade wines, was held at the heritage-listed Horsley Homestead with the wines judged by respected winemakers Drew and Jacob Stein from Robert Stein Winery & Vineyard and Melbourne-based film producer and restaurateur Matteo Bruno.

Bob, Anna and Jack have been making wine together using Shiraz and Merlot grapes grown and harvested in Horsley Park since 2005 with a mix of traditional Italian methods and modern-day techniques.The trio won first place in the Judges' Choice category.

Daniel Seraglio, Paul Bortolazzo, Michael Bortolazzo and Michael Cunico also known as 'The Boys' came second and brothers Vince and Tony Olivieri finished third.

Brothers Lorenzo, John and Giuseppe Bergamin won the Peoples' Choice award for their wine which carries on the tradition of their late father.

Festival founder Sam Kerfoot said it was a "great community event" with live music entertaining the sold-out crowd.

"The idea was to showcase the best local homemade wines in the area but also a chance to bring the community together as well," Sam said.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to Anowah Community Living who provide training, accommodation and day services to adults with an intellectual disability.