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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.

2007 New England Wine Show - Glen Innes

WineClassMedalComment
2007 Whyworry Wines VerdelhoClass 1: Dry White-Aromatic White 2007 vintageBronze
2007 Cassegrain Wines Traminer (NE grapes from Toppers Mtn)Class 1: Dry White-Aromatic White 2007 vintageBronze
2005 Topper's Mountain TraminerClass 2: Dry White-Aromatic White 2002-6 vintageBronze
2006 Blickling Estate RieslingClass 2: Dry White-Aromatic White 2002-6 vintageGold

SNEVA Trophy Best Aromatic White Wine of Show

2006 Cassegrain Wines Riesling (NE grapes from Richfield)Class 2: Dry White-Aromatic White 2002-6 vintageBronze
2006 Whyworry Wines RieslingClass 2: Dry White-Aromatic White 2002-6 vintageBronze
2006 Whyworry Wines Sauvignon BlancClass 2: Dry White-Aromatic White 2002-6 vintageBronze
2007 Glenhill Estate Chardonnay2007 Glenhill Estate ChardonnayBronze
2005 Kangaloon Seplin Estate ChardonnayClass 4: Dry White - Chardonnay unw. 2002-6 vintageSilver
2006 Blickling Estate Unwooded ChardonnayClass 4: Dry White - Chardonnay unw. 2002-6 vintageBronze
2006 Whyworry Wines ChardonnayClass 4: Dry White - Chardonnay unw. 2002-6 vintageBronze
2004 Kangaloon Seplin Estate ChardonnayClass 6: Dry White - Chardonnay wooded 2002-6 vintageBronze
2006 Topper's Mountain ChardonnayClass 6: Dry White - Chardonnay wooded 2002-6 vintageBronze
2005 Dumaresq Valley Vineyard Amelia's ChardonnayClass 6: Dry White - Chardonnay wooded 2002-6 vintageSilver
2006 Thomas New England Estate ChardonnayClass 6: Dry White - Chardonnay wooded 2002-6 vintageSilver
2006 Blickling Estate Wooded ChardonnayClass 6: Dry White - Chardonnay wooded 2002-6 vintageGold
2006 Richfield Vineyard ChardonnayClass 6: Dry White - Chardonnay wooded 2002-6 vintageGold
2007 Deetswood Wines SemillonClass 9: Dry White - Semillon 2007 vintageBronze
2004 Kurrajong Downs Louisa Mary SemillonClass 10: Dry White - Semillon 2002-06 vintageSilver
2006 Cassegrain Wines Semillon (NE grapes)Class 10: Dry White - Semillon 2002-06 vintageBronze
2006 Kurrajong Downs Cassic Dry White SemillonClass 10: Dry White - Semillon 2002-06 vintageBronze
2005 Wellington Vale Wooded SemillonClass 10: Dry White - Semillon 2002-06 vintageBronze
2006 Wellington Vale SemillonClass 10: Dry White - Semillon 2002-06 vintageBronze
2007 Merilba Estate Sauvignon Blanc SemillonClass 11: Dry White blends 2007 vintageSilver
2007 Whyworry Wines Sauvignon Blanc ChardonnayClass 11: Dry White blends 2007 vintageBronze
2005 Cassegrain Wines Reserve Shiraz (NE grapes)Class 16: Dry Red - Shiraz 2005 and olderBronze
2005 Dumaresq Valley Vineyard Martin's ShirazClass 16: Dry Red - Shiraz 2005 and olderBronze
2005 Deetswood Wines ShirazClass 16: Dry Red - Shiraz 2005 and olderBronze
2005 Doctor's Nose ShirazClass 16: Dry Red - Shiraz 2005 and olderBronze
2006 Splitter's Swamp Cabernet SauvignonClass 17: Dry Red - Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 & 2007Bronze
2005 Blickling Estate Reserve Cabernet SauvignonClass 18: Dry Red - Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 & olderBronze
2006 Kurrajong Downs All Nations Pinot NoirClass 19: Dry Red - Pinot Noir, any vintageBronze
2005 Kurrajong Downs All Nations Pinot NoirClass 19: Dry Red - Pinot Noir, any vintageBronze
2002 Richfield Estate Reserve MerlotClass 20: Dry Red - Other varieties, any vintageBronze
2006 Doctor's Nose TempranilloClass 20: Dry Red - Other varieties, any vintageGold

Trophies: NEWGA Trophy for Best Young Dry Red Wine of Show

ASSTA Labelhouse Trophy for Best Other Variety of Red Wine of Show

2006 Peterson's Armidale MerlotClass 20: Dry Red - Other varieties, any vintageBronze
2005 Kurrajong Downs Darcy's Hill MerlotClass 20: Dry Red - Other varieties, any vintageGold
2006 Bundock Wines Lynch's Lane Petit VerdotClass 20: Dry Red - Other varieties, any vintageGold
2006 Cassegrain Wines Durif (NE grapes)Class 20: Dry Red - Other varieties, any vintageSilver
2005 Glenhill EstateClass 21: Dry Red - Red blend, any vintageBronze
2007 Cassegrain Wines Shiraz Cabernet Rosé (NE grapes)Class 22: Rosé - any vintageBronze
2006 Whyworry Wines Shiraz RoséClass 22: Rosé - any vintageBronze
2005 Splitter's Swamp Shiraz Cabernet PortClass 23: Fortified - any style and vintageBronze
NV Thomas New England Estate Tawny PortClass 23: Fortified - any style and vintageBronze

2007 Australian Small Winemakers Show - Stanthorpe

WineClassMedalComment
2005 Blickling Estate Wooded ChardonnayClass 3Silver
2006 Blickling Estate Wooded ChardonnayClass 2Bronze
2006 Blickling Estate RieslingClass 6Bronze
2004 Kurrajong Downs louisa mary ShirazClass 11 Bronze
2005 Kurrajong Downs darcy's hill MerlotClass 48Bronze
2005 Kurrajong Downs Black Duck ShirazClass 54 Bronze

2007 Winestate Magazine & Annual

WineClassMedalComment
2004 Kurrajong Downs Timbarra Gold Chardonnay4 STARS: BEST OF STYLE
2005 Kurrajong Downs Black Duck Shiraz3.5 STARS

2007 Cowra Wine Show

WineClassMedalComment
2005 Dumaresq Valley T ShirazShiraz ClassBronze
2005 Dumaresq Valley Amelia's ChardonnayChradonnay ClassBronze
2006 Blickling Estate Wooded ChardonnayClass 38: Dry White ChardonnayBronze
2006 Blickling Estate RieslingClass 40: Dry White RieslingBronze
2005 Kurrajong Downs All Nations Pinot NoirClass 32Silver

2007 Boutique Wine Awards

WineClassMedalComment
2006 Blickling Estate Wooded ChardonnayClass 5Bronze

2007 Winewise Small Vignerons Awards

WineClassMedalComment
2006 Blickling Estate Unwooded ChardonnayClass 15Bronze
2005 Blickling Estate ShirazClass 37Bronze
2005 Blickling Estate Reserve Cabernet SauvignonClass 48Bronze