The Champion marmalade makers for 2017.
Australia’s best marmalades were named and tasted on Sunday 3 September at Olivewood Homestead, Renmark, as part of the second annual Australian Festival of Marmalade.
More than 200 entries were received from across Australia, and even some from Europe, with separate competitions for artisan and home-made producers of marmalade.
Here are the Champion (Double gold) and Gold Award Winners of the 2017 Australian Marmalade Awards.
Artisan Entries Award Category Marmalade
Tarra Valley Foods Double Gold Any Citrus Grapefruit Marmalade
Tarra Valley Foods Gold Any Citrus Two Fruit Marmalade
Tarra Valley Foods Gold With a Twist Blood Orange and Vanilla
Tarra Valley Foods Pty Ltd Gold Any Citrus Cumquat Marmalade
Cunliffe and Waters Gold Any Citrus Hand Cut Cumquat Marmalade
Cunliffe and Waters Gold Any Citrus Mandarin Marmalade
Cunliffe and Waters Gold Any Citrus Blood Orange and Ruby Grapefruit
Ugly Duck Preserves Gold Seville Orange Orange Marmalade
Larder and Spade Gold Seville Orange Seville Orange Marmalade
Home-made Entries Award Category Marmalade
Marika Freeman Double Gold Gardener’s Orange Marmalade
Deborah Worthley Gold Gardener’s Lime (Tahitian)
Deborah Worthley Gold Gardener’s Poorman’s Orange
Carol Holden Gold Gardener’s Orange
Ken Bradley Gold Mr Marmalade Chunky Breakfast Marmalade
Reuben Kooperman Gold Mr Marmalade Tangelo Cointreau Marmalade
Reuben Kooperman Gold With A Twist Seville Orange & Tasmanian Whisky
Martina Taeker Gold With A Twist Sunrise Down Under Marmalade
Congratulations to all our winners and thank you to all entrants into this year’s competition. The judges were amazed and impressed at the quality and variety of marmalades produced and entered into this fabulous annual event!
Jane Hasell-McCosh, founder of The International Marmalade Awards, has returned for this year’s judging in the Australian Marmalade Awards and has spent the day closeted with the other judges in the marmalade room at the National Trust property Beaumont House.
“I have had a remarkable time judging” she said “and today is a great day for marmalade and for Australia. The standard is as good if not better than last year’s competition and the two double gold star winners are well deserved. We will be watching with interest in the UK to see how these awards develop and very much hope that people will consider entering the International competition. ”
“I am delighted with the result of this year’s Australian marmalade awards and announcing the result today I can only say this is a great day for Australian Marmalade. It has been interesting to discover where the marmalades have come from and that they are not all from South Australia but from other states and from outside the country. There is a lot of magic in marmalade and this is only the beginning.”