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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.

2004 Winewise Magazine Awards

WineClassMedalComment
2003 Blickling Estate Sauvignon Blanc Recommended
2003 Blickling Estate Chardonnay Recommended
2003 Blickling Estate Unwooded Chardonnay Agreeable
2003 Blickling Estate Riesling Agreeable
2002 Kurrajong Downs Louisa Mary Semillon Highly Recommended

2004 NSW Wine Awards (Top 40)

WineClassMedalComment
2002 Cassegrain Reserve Shiraz Young Dry Red BEST: TROPHY AWARD

Made with grapes from Thomas New England Estate and Richfield Vineyard

2004 Winestate Magazine - Various Tastings / Events

WineClassMedalComment
2002 Cassegrain Reserve Cabernet MerlotAnnual "Best of the Best" issue 2004/5 4.5 Stars

Made with grapes from the New England - North West

2002 Kurrajong Downs Timbarra Gold Chardonnay NSW & ACT Tastings 3 Stars
2002 Kurrajong Downs Reserve Pinot Noir NSW & ACT Tastings 3 Stars
2003 Petersons Armidale Sauvignon Blanc NSW & ACT Tastings 4.5 Stars
2003 Petersons Armidale Riesling NSW & ACT Tastings 3.5 Stars
2002 Kurrajong Downs Louisa Mary Semillon Top 40 Best Buys: Semillon under $15 Best
2002 Kurrajong Downs Reserve Merlot Winestate Magazine Merlot Tasting 4.5 Stars
2002 Kurrajong Downs Louisa Mary Semillon Winestate Magazine SemillonTasting 3 Stars

2004 Boutique Wines Of Australia Wine Awards - Melbourne

WineClassMedalComment
2003 Bundock Wines Lynch's Lane Petit Verdot Best Boutique Other Red Varieties Silver

2004 Royal Melbourne Wine Show

WineClassMedalComment
2002 Cassegrain Reserve Fromenteau ChardonnayClass 26Gold

Made with grapes from the New England - North West

2004 NSW Small Winemakers Show - Forbes

WineClassMedalComment
2002 Dumaresq Valley Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc Class 5: White Table wine semi dry to semi sweet Bronze
2003 Warrina Wines Shiraz Class 20: Dry Red Table wine 85% shiraz 2003 Bronze
1999 Gilgai Winery Malbec Class 10: Dry Red Table wine nec Bronze
2004 Merilba Estate Unwooded Chardonnay Class 15: Dry White - Unwooded Chardonnay 85% var. Bronze

2004 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show - Bathurst

WineClassMedalComment
2003 Wright Robertson Cabernet Sauvignon Bronze

2004 Australian Small Winemakers Show - Stanthorpe

WineClassMedalComment
2001 Warrina Wines Shiraz Bronze
2004 Wright Robertson Pinot Gris Bronze

2004 Rutherglen Wine Show

WineClassMedalComment
2004 Petersons Armidale Semillon Class 4Bronze

2004 Riverina Wine Show

WineClassMedalComment
2004 Petersons Armidale Semillon Class 3Bronze

2004 Cowra Wine Show

WineClassMedalComment
2003 Blickling Estate Unwooded Chardonnay Bronze
2002 Dumaresq Valley Vineyard Shiraz Bronze
2002 Ironbark Creek Estate Cabernet Merlot Bronze
2003 Ironbark Creek Estate Shiraz Grenache Bronze
2003 Petersons Armidale Unwooded Chardonnay Class 35 Bronze
2003 Wright Robertson Chardonnay Bronze