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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.

2005 New England Wine Show - Glen Innes

WineClassMedalComment
2005 Blickling Estate RieslingClass 1: Dry White Riesling 2005Bronze
2004 Kurrajong Downs Timbarra Gold ChardonnayClass 11: Dry White Chardonnay Wooded '00-'04Bronze
2004 Seplin Estate Kangaloon Range Reserve ChardonnayClass 11: Dry White Chardonnay Wooded '00-'04Silver
2005 Kurrajong Downs Timbarra Gold ChardonnayClass 2: Dry White Chardonnay Wooded 2005Bronze
2004 Melville Hill Estate VerdelhoClass 14: Dry White Verdelho '00-'04Bronze
2002 Richfield Vineyard SemillonClass 15: Dry White - other varietals '00-'04Gold

Trophy: Best New England White Wine of Show

2001 Richfield Vineyard SemillonClass 15: Dry White - other varietals '00-'04Silver
2004 Richfield Vineyard Verdelho / SemillonClass 16: Dry White - blends '00-'04Bronze
2004 Melville Hill Estate ShirazClass 20: Dry Red Shiraz '04 and youngerBronze
2004 Melville Hill Estate Reserve ShirazClass 20: Dry Red Shiraz '04 and youngerBronze
2002 Cassegrain Wines Reserve Shiraz (NE grapes)Class 21: Dry Red Shiraz '03 and olderGold

Made with grape from Thomas New England Estates and Richfield Vineyard.

Trophies: Best New England Red Wine of Show

Best New England Wine of Show

Best Red Wine of Show

Best Overall Wine of Show

2002 Laurellyn Wines ShirazClass 21: Dry Red Shiraz '03 and olderBronze
2002 Richfield Vineyard ShirazClass 21: Dry Red Shiraz '03 and olderBronze
2002 Seplin Estate Kangaloon Range Reserve ShirazClass 21: Dry Red Shiraz '03 and olderBronze
2003 Thomas New England Estate Wines ShirazClass 21: Dry Red Shiraz '03 and olderBronze
2003 Melville Hill Estate ShirazClass 21: Dry Red Shiraz '03 and olderBronze
2004 Splitter's Swamp Cabernet SauvignonClass 22: Dry Red Cabernet Sauvignon '04 and youngerBronze
2004 Bundock Wines Lynch's Lane Petit VerdotClass 26: Dry Red - other varietals, any vintageBronze
2003 Deetswood Wines MerlotClass 26: Dry Red - other varietals, any vintageBronze
2002 Kurrajong Downs The Forge Cabernet-ShirazClass 27: Red Blends - any vintageBronze
2005 Cassegrain Wines Rose (Shiraz varietal) (NE Grapes)Class 32: Rose - any vintageSilver
2005 Deetswood Wines SemillonClass 7: Dry White - other varietals 2005Silver
2005 Topper's Mountain Vineyard Mountain TraminerClass 7: Dry White - other varietals 2005Bronze
2005 Kurrajong Downs Louisa Mary SemillonClass 7: Dry White - other varietals 2005Bronze
2005 Topper's Mountain Vineyard Thunderbolt's S. Blanc/SemillonClass 8: Dry White Blends 2005Bronze
2005 Cassegrain Wines Stone Circle Riesling Traminer (made from 100% Topper's Mountain fruit)Class 9: Sweet White - any varietry or blend 2005Silver

2005 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge, Melbourne

WineClassMedalComment
2003 Bundock Wines Lynch's Lane ShirazBronze

2005 Australian Small Winemakers Show - Stanthorpe

WineClassMedalComment
2005 Topper's Mountain Vineyard ChardonnayClass 2: Chardonnay - 2005 vintageBronze
2005 Blickling Estate Wines ChardonnayClass 2: Chardonnay - 2005 vintageSilver
2005 Dumaresq Valley Vineyard ChardonnayClass 2: Chardonnay - 2005 vintageBronze
2005 Deetswood Wines SemillonClass 3: Semillon - 2005 vintageSilver
2005 Kurrajong Downs Louisa Mary SemillonClass 3: Semillon - 2005 vintageBronze
2005 Doctor's Nose VerdelhoClass 5: Verdelho - 2005 vintageBronze
2005 Topper's Mountain Vineyard TraminerClass 8: Dry White, single or blends - 2005 vintageBronze
2005 Topper's Mountain Vineyard Riesling TraminerClass 10: Sweet White, single or blends - 2005 vintageBronze
2004 Kurrajong Downs Timbarra Gold ChardonnayClass 22: Chardonnay - 2004 vintageSilver
2004 Kurrajong Downs Louisa Mary SemillonClass 24: Semillon - 2004 vintageBronze
2004 Dumaresq Valley Vineyard Cabernet SauvignonClass 43: Cabernet Sauvignon - 2004 vintageBronze
2004 Blickling Estate Wines Pinot NoirClass 45: Pinot Noir - 2004 vintageBronze
2003 Kurrajong Downs The Forge Cabernet SauvignonClass 64: Cabernet Sauvignon - 2003 vintageBronze

2005 NSW Small Winemakers Show - Forbes

WineClassMedalComment
2003 Bundock Wines Lynch's Lane ShirazClass 21: Dry Red Table wine 85% shiraz varietal '03Silver
2004 Dumaresq Valley Vineyard Cabernet SauvignonClass 23: Dry Red Table wine 85% cab sav varietalBronze
2005 Melville Hill Estate Shiraz RoséClass 8: Light Red Table wine for early consumptionGold
2003 Melville Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon / MerlotClass 9: Dry Red Table wine: Boardeaux style blendBronze
2003 Melville Hill Estate ShirazClass 21: Dry Red Table wine 85% shiraz varietal '03Bronze
2003 Warrina Wines ShirazClass 21: Dry Red Table wine 85% shiraz varietal '03Bronze
2002 Ironbark Creek Estate Shiraz Class 22: Dry Red Table wine 85% shiraz pre '03Bronze

2005 Cowra Wine Show

WineClassMedalComment
2005 Kurrajong Downs Louisa Mary SemillonClass 5Silver
2004 Kurrajong Downs Timbarra Gold ChardonnayClass 31Bronze

2005 Winestate Magazine - Various Tastings / Events

WineClassMedalComment
2004 Kurrajong Downs Timbarra Gold Tenterfield ChardonnayNSW & ACT Tastings3 STARS EQUAL TOP
2003 Kurrajong Downs The Forge Tenterfield Cabernet SauvignonNSW & ACT Tastings3 STARS - RECOMMENDED