Veggies ripe for picking

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Veggies ripe for picking

Keen veggie growers came together for the Penola Tomato Growing Competition recently, which received 24 entries.

Green thumb Gavin Hogg won the William Wilson Perpetual Trophy for the best tomato for a second time and freelance winemaker Ulrich-Grey Smith took home the runner-up Donald Trump award.

Bendt Rasmussen received the John Holmes award for the largest tomato and Naomi Auld won the Aphrodite award for prettiest tomato.

The tomatoes were judged by Suzie Kidman and Ottelia’s Paul Stone and Melissa Innes.

Ms Innes will stand down from judging the next competition and Lauren Hanson will be welcomed to the panel in her place.

Event organiser Maria Weinberg said there was a great turnout to the Coonawarra Community Club to support the tomato judging and all funds raised would go towards purchasing a defibrillator for the club.

Interstate mixologist Ellie Oswald made special cocktails throughout the night including Margaritas and her own signature cocktail, Pink Frosty.

Ms Weinberg thanked sponsors Brands Laira Wines and Seasol and the judges.

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