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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.

2008 New England Wine Show - Glen Innes

WineClassMedalComment
2008 Blickling Estate RieslingClass 1: Aromatic Whites - 2008Bronze
2008 Blickling Estate Sauvignon BlancClass 1: Aromatic Whites - 2008Bronze
2005 Topper's Mountain Wines GewurztraminerClass 2: Aromatic whites 2003-2007 vintageGold
2007 Richfield Vineyard VerdelhoClass 2: Aromatic whites 2003-2007 vintageBronze
2005 Peterson's Wines Armidale RieslingClass 2: Aromatic whites 2003-2007 vintageBronze
2007 Whyworry Wines VerdelhoClass 2: Aromatic whites 2003-2007 vintageGold

SNEVA Trophy for Best Aromatic White Wine of Show

2008 Deetswood Wines Unwooded ChardonnayClass 3: Chardonnay unw. 2008 vintageBronze
2005 Peterson's Wines Armidale Unwooded ChardonnayClass 4: Chardonnay unw. 2003-7 vintageBronze
2007 Thomas New England Estate Wines Unwooded ChardonnayClass 4: Chardonnay unw. 2003-7 vintageBronze
2008 Kurrajong Downs Timbarra Gold ChardonnayClass 5: Chardonnay wooded 2008 vintageBronze
2005 Peterson's Wines Armidale Wooded ChardonnayClass 6: Chardonnay wooded 2003-7 vintageSilver
2007 Richfield Vineyard ChardonnayClass 6: Chardonnay wooded 2003-7 vintageSilver
2006 Topper's Mountain Wines ChardonnayClass 6: Chardonnay wooded 2003-7 vintageBronze
2008 Cassegrain Wines Semillon (NE grapes)Class 9: Semillon 2008 vintageGold
2008 Deetswood Wines SemillonClass 9: Semillon 2008 vintageGold
2008 Peterson's Wines Armidale SemillonClass 9: Semillon 2008 vintageBronze
2004 Peterson's Wines Armidale SemillonClass 10: Semillon 2003-7 vintageGold
2005 Wellington Vale Wines Wooded SemillonClass 10: Semillon 2003-7 vintageSilver
2005 Peterson's Wines Armidale SemillonClass 10: Semillon 2003-7 vintageBronze
2008 Topper's Mountain Thunderbolt's Beeswing Dry White (Semm/S.Blanc)Class 11: White blends 2008 vintageBronze
2007 Cassegrain Wines Stone Circle Shiraz (NE grapes)Class 15: Shiraz 2007 vintage or youngerGold

NEWGA Trophy for Best Young Red Wine of Show

2006 Cassegrain Wines Shiraz (NE grapes)Class 16: Shiraz 2006 and olderSilver
2002 Richfield Vineyard Reserve ShirazClass 16: Shiraz 2006 and olderBronze
2006 Richfield Vineyard ShirazClass 16: Shiraz 2006 and olderBronze
2005 Blickling Estate ShirazClass 16: Shiraz 2006 and olderBronze
2006 Cassegrain Wines Reserve Shiraz (NE grapes)Class 16: Shiraz 2006 and olderGold

DSRD Trophy for Best Mature Red Wine of Show

2007 Cassegrain Wines Durif (NE grapes)Class 20: Other red varieties, any vintageSilver
2007 Topper's Mountain TempranilloClass 20: Other red varieties, any vintageBronze
2007 Topper's Mountain Combo Dry Red (P.Verdot/Tannat/Tempranillo)Class 21: Red blends, any vintageBronze
2005 Blickling Estate Rosé (Cabernet - Shiraz)Class 22: Rosé - any vintageBronze
2005 Blickling Estate Rosé (Cabernet - Shiraz)Class 22: Rosé - any vintageBronze
2006 Deetswood Wines Sparkling ShirazClass 23: All other reds - any vintageBronze
2005 Splitter's Swamp She Oak Soft Red (Cabernet Sauvignon)Class 23: All other reds - any vintageBronze
2006 Deetswood Wines Platypus Port (Merlot / Shiraz) Class 24: Fortified - any style and vintageBronze
2008 Thomas New England Estate Wines ChardonnayClass 27: Unfinished whites - no older than 2007winner

Glen Innes Severn Tourist Association Certificate of Merit

2008 Australian Small Winemakers Show - Stanthorpe

WineClassMedalComment
2007 Wright Robertson of Glencoe Minus Eighteen Cane Cut RieslingClass 6Bronze
2005 Kurrajong Downs darcy's hill MerlotMerlot ClassBronze
2008 Kurrajong Downs Timbarra Gold ChardonnayChardonnay classSilver
2005 Blickling Estate Pinot Noir - SparklingClass 82 Sparkling (Red) bottle fermented wineSilver
2005 Blickling Estate ShirazClass 55 Shiraz - 2005 and olderBronze
2008 Blickling Estate Sauvignon BlancClass 7 Sauvignon Blanc - 2008Bronze
2008 Topper's Mountain Thunderbolt's Beeswing Dry White (Semm/S.Blanc)Class 12 Sem/Sauv.Blanc Blends – 2008 vintageBronze

2008 National Cool Climate Wine Show - Bathurst

WineClassMedalComment
2005 Topper's Mountain Wines GewurztraminerClass 3070 Dry White Varieties – Previous vintagesBronze
2008 Topper's Mountain Thunderbolt's Beeswing Dry White (Semm/S.Blanc)Class 2080 Dry White Blends – 2008 vintageSilver

2008 Cowra Wine Show

WineClassMedalComment
2005 Blickling Estate ShirazClass 88: Dry Red - ShirazBronze

2008 International Sweet Wine Challenge

WineClassMedalComment
2007 Wright Robertson of Glencoe Cane Cut RieslingClass SW2Bronze

2008 James Halliday Top 100 NSW Wines

WineClassMedalComment
2008 Kurrajong Downs Louisa Mary SemillonJames Halliday top 100 NSW wines93 points
2008 Deetswood Wines SemillonJames Halliday top 100 NSW wines92 points

2008 NSW Small Winemakers Show - Forbes

WineClassMedalComment
2006 Blickling Estate Sauvignon BlancClass 12Bronze
2008 Blickling Estate RieslingClass 11Bronze