BUBBLY producers gathered on Lake Mountain in Marysville last night for the Australian Sparkling Wine Show awards dinner.
Tasmania's House of Arras winery took out the award for Australia's Best Sparkling Wine, with their 2001 Arras E. J. Carr entry.
Long-time winemaker Ed Carr accepted the award.
Mr Carr said he was thrilled, and paid tribute to the resilience of the Marysville Sparkling Wine Festival committee for its efforts in developing the ASWS format since the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.
Yellowglen Perle, Leasingham Classic Clare Sparkling Shiraz, Yarra Burn Vintage Rose and Kirrihill Wines Moscato also took home awards.
There were 176 wines entered in the show.
The gala awards dinner was the culmination of two weeks of events in Marysville to celebrate the annual festival.
Events included a marquee breakfast at the base of Steavenson's Falls, a day at the Marysville golf course and a community night where people from the town gathered to taste the entries.
Only three years old, the Australian Sparkling Wine Show has become a feature on the national wine industry calendar.
Next year it will incorporate a conference for wine industry delegates from around the country.