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"New England Australia" Wines Winning Awards at Show

Wines from the New England Australia region are now consistently winning prestigious awards at shows across the country, and reflect the depth of wine varieties and styles which are performing well in the region. The awards also reflect the focus of producers in the region, which is one of striving for quality and continual improvement.  Local producers enter into a range of competitions and in October each year the signature wine judging event for the region, the New England Wine Show, is held.  This is the most popular competition for the region's wines and benchmarks the locals against neigbouring regions' wines, whilst being scrutinised by a panel of nationally-renowned wine judges.  In recent years the Show has been lucky enough to have had Chairs of Judges of the calibre of James Halliday, Huon Hooke, and in 2012  Rob Geddes.  Other  judges attending the Show whom we are pleased to welcome back year after year and whose input is invaluable to the regional producers include Charles Whish, Mike DeGaris and Stephen Doyle.  These fantastic contributors to the region's wines are rounded out by associate judges each year.  The New England Regional Wine Show is one of only 21 accredited "feeder" wine shows for the Australian National Wine Show held in Canberra each year.

2003 Winestate Magazine NSW Awards - Various Tastings / Events

WineClassMedalComment
2002 Kurrajong Downs Reserve Merlot Merlot Tastings 3 Stars
2000 Reedy Creek Estate Wines Chardonnay National AwardsBronze
2003 Reedy Creek Estate Wines Bianco Alpino NSW AwardsBronze

2003 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show - Bathurst

WineClassMedalComment
2002 Kurrajong Downs Reserve Pinot Noir Silver

2003 Cowra Wine Show

WineClassMedalComment
2002 Deetswood Cabernet Sauvignon Industry Class Dry Red - Cabernet Sauvignon Silver
2002 Deetswood Shiraz Industry Class Dry Red - Shiraz Bronze
2002 Kurrajong Downs Timbarra Gold Chardonnay Retail Class Dry White - Chardonnay Bronze
2002 Kurrajong Downs Reserve Pinot NoirRetail Class Dry Red - Pinot Noir Silver
2002 Dumaresq Valley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Retail Class Dry Red - Cabernet Sauvignon Bronze
2002 New England Estate Shiraz Retail Class Dry Red - Shiraz Bronze
2002 New England Estate Cab Sav Merlot Retail Class Dry Red - Blend Bronze

2003 Royal Hobart Wine Show

WineClassMedalComment
2003 Petersons Armidale Riesling Dry White Riesling Gold
2003 Petersons Armidale Sauvignon Blanc Dry White Sauvignon Blanc Bronze

2003 Australian Small Winemakers Show - Stanthorpe

WineClassMedalComment
2003 Dumaresq Valley Vineyard Amelia's Chardonnay Chardonnay-wooded-2003 vintage Bronze
2002 Kurrajong Downs Timbarra Gold Chardonnay Chardonnay-wooded-2002 vintage or older Bronze
2002 Wellington Vale SemillonSemillon - non-wooded - 2002 vintage or older Bronze
2002 Laurellyn Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc - 2002 vintage or older Bronze
2002 Laurellyn Shiraz Shiraz - 2002 vintage Bronze
2002 Wright Robertson Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon - 2002 vintage Bronze
2002 Deetswood Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon - 2002 vintage Bronze
2002 Dumaresq Valley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon - 2002 vintage Bronze
2002 Kurrajong Downs Reserve Pinot Noir Pinot Noir Any Vintage Bronze
2002 Kurrajong Downs Reserve Cabernet Shiraz Dry Red Wine - single variety or blends 2002 vintage Bronze

2003 Int. Wine & Food Society: Wine of the Pacific Rim (WINPAC) - Hong Kong

WineClassMedalComment
2001 House of Certain Views Mt Kaputar Merlot Bronze

2003 Brisbane Wine Festival

WineClassMedalComment
2002 Dumaresq Valley Shiraz Bronze
2002 Kurrajong Downs Reserve Merlot Bronze
2002 Kurrajong Downs Reserve Pinot Noir Bronze
2002 Laurellyn Sauvignon Blanc Bronze
2001 Lilyvale Merlot Bronze
2000 Reedy Creek Estate Wines Chardonnay Bronze
2002 Wellington Vale Semillon Bronze

2003 NSW Boutique Winemakers Show

WineClassMedalComment
2000 Reedy Creek Estate Wines Unwooded Chardonnay Bronze