19 Apr '19
Pic: Ermenegildo Zegna
Luxury menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna has once again honoured Australia’s best growers by awarding the Superfine Wool Trophy and the Vellus Aureum Trophy. Supporting growers to improve the quality of merino wool, Ermenegildo Zegna has been working consistently to celebrate the importance of this fibre and support growers in their quest to produce the best.
The 2019 Superfine Wool Trophy has been won by David and Angie Waters (Tarrangower Merinos - Hillgrove, NSW), with Allan and Carolyn Phillips (Glen Stuart – Deddington, Tasmania) and Ed Hundy (Windradeen Mudgee -Pyramul, NSW) taking 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
The winners of the Vellus Aureum Trophy were David and Susan Rowbottom from 'Rowensville'-St. Helens, VIC. Aaron and Rebecca Rowbottom from 'Myndarra' – Orford -VIC and Robert McClenaghan from 'Rockvale North'- Armidale, NSW were respectively 2nd and 3rd in the competition for the first time.
“We’ve been honouring the best quality wool for over 50 years now and especially this year, the results of the Ermenegildo Zegna Wool trophies are excellent, not only in terms of number of farms participating the competitions, but also in terms of the high quality achieved. Despite having very difficult weather conditions with persistent and tough draught, which harmed some areas of Australia.” said Paolo Zegna, president of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group.
Ermenegildo Zegna was the first company to believe in and recognise the importance of supporting the growers and the Australian Superfine Wool Growers Association (ASWGA) in their work, to reach a better and higher recognition in the international arena.
“For this reason, on behalf of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group, I would like to congratulate not only the winners but all the farms involved in the competition. A deep personal thanks goes also to the Australian Superfine Wool Growers’ Association for its great commitment to support the participation of its members to our competitions," concluded Zegna. (RR)