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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.

2010 New England Wine Show - Glen Innes

WineClassMedalComment
2010 Cassegrain Wines Edition Noir Gewurztraminer (NE grapes)Class 1 Aromatic whites-2010 to 2005Gold

Trophies: Best Aromatic White Wine of Show,

Chief Stewards Award

Champion Winery of Show

2006 Whyworry Wines RieslingClass 1 Aromatic whites-2010 to 2005Silver
2009 Blickling Estate Sauvignon BlancClass 1 Aromatic whites-2010 to 2005Silver
2010 Wright Robertson Watershed RieslingClass 1 Aromatic whites-2010 to 2005Bronze
2010 Mihi Creek Vineyard Fume BlancClass 1 Aromatic whites-2010 to 2005Bronze
2009 Topper’s Mountain Wines GewurztraminerClass 1 Aromatic whites-2010 to 2005Bronze
2008 Whyworry Wines RieslingClass 1 Aromatic whites-2010 to 2005Bronze
2010 Merilba Estate ChardonnayClass 2 Chardonnay-2010Bronze
2008 Blickling Estate Wooded Chardonnay Class 3 Chardonnay-2009 to 2005Gold

Trophy for Best Non-aromatic White Wine of Show

2009 Thunder Ridge WinesClass 3 Chardonnay-2009 to 2005Gold
2009 Deetswood Wines Unwooded Chardonnay Class 3 Chardonnay-2009 to 2005Silver
2009 Thomas New England Estate Wines ChardonnayClass 3 Chardonnay-2009 to 2005Silver
2010 Kurrajong Downs SemillonClass 4 Semillon-2010Bronze
2009 Eastview Estate SemillonClass 5 Semillon-2009 to 2005Bronze
2010 Whyworry Wines VerdelhoClass 6 Other white varieties-2010 to 2005Bronze
2010 Merilba Estate Semillon Sauvignon BlancClass 7 White blends-2010 to 2005Gold

Trophy for Best Other Variety White Wine of Show

2009 Kurrajong Downs Classic Dry WhiteClass 7 White blends-2010 to 2005Silver
2005 Topper's Mountain Wines Thunderbolt Riesling TraminerClass 7 White blends-2010 to 2005Bronze
2010 Wright Robertson Watershed Pinot Gris GewurzClass 7 White blends-2010 to 2005Bronze
2008 Blickling Estate Classic WhiteClass 8 Sweet white-2010 to 2005Bronze
2010 Merilba Estate GerwurztraminerClass 8 Sweet white-2010 to 2005Bronze
2010 Merilba Estate ShirazClass 9 Shiraz-2010 & 2009Silver

Award for Best Young Red Wine of Show

2009 Eastview Estate ShirazClass 9 Shiraz-2010 & 2009Bronze
2008 Richfield Vineyard ShirazClass 10 Shiraz-2008 to 2005Silver
2007 Cassegrain Wines Reserve Shiraz (NE grapes)Class 10 Shiraz-2008 to 2005Bronze
2009 Eastview Estate Reserve MerlotClass 11 Bordeaux varieties-2010 & 2009Silver
2008 Kurrajong Downs MerlotClass 12 Bordeaux varieties-2008 to 2005Bronze
2005 Kurrajong Downs Cabernet SauvignonClass 12 Bordeaux varieties-2008 to 2005Bronze
2006 Blickling Estate Cabernet SauvignonClass 12 Bordeaux varieties-2008 to 2005Bronze
2009 Topper's Mountain Wines Tempranillo Class 15 Other red varieties-2010 to 2005Gold

Trophies: Best Other Variety Red Wine of Show

Best New Eng Aust GI Wine of Show

Best Wine of Show

2009 Eastview Estate TempranilloClass 15 Other red varieties-2010 to 2005Bronze
2010 Merilba Estate TempranilloClass 15 Other red varieties-2010 to 2005Bronze
2008 Topper's Mountain Wines "Combo" Dry RedClass 16 Red blend-2010 to 2005Bronze
2010 Mihi Creek Vineyard Shiraz ViognierClass 16 Red blend-2010 to 2005Bronze
2010 Thomas New England Estate Wines Cab-Shiraz RoseClass 17 Rose-2010 to 2005Bronze
2010 Cassegrain Wines Shiraz-Caabernet RoseClass 17 Rose-2010 to 2005Bronze
2007 Deetswood Wines Shiraz PortClass 20 Fortified-2010 to 2005Bronze
2009 Reedy Creek Estate Wines Liquer MuscatClass 20 Fortified-2010 to 2005Bronze
2007 Thomas New England Estate Wines Cabernet SauvignonClass 22 Micro red-2010 to 2008Cert of Merit
2010 Cassegrain Wines Reserve Shiraz ( NE grapes)Class 24 Unfin. red-2010 to 2008Cert of Merit

Best Unfinished Wine of Show

2010 Cowra Wine Show

WineClassMedalComment
2008 Blickling Estate Wooded ChardonnayDry White-Chardonnay Class 47Silver

2010 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show

WineClassMedalComment
2009 topper's TempranilloClass 18ABronze

2010 NSW Wine Awards

WineClassMedalComment
2006 Blickling Estate Wooded ChardonnayMat Dry WhiteBronze
2008 Blickling Estate Wooded ChardonnayY D White CharBronze
2008 Whyworry Wines Pinot NoirYng D Red PinotBronze

2010/11 James Halliday Top 100 NSW Wines

WineClassMedalComment
2008 Topper's Mountain Wines New England NebbioloJames Halliday top 100 NSW wines94 points
2008 Cassegrain Edition Noir New England Durif (NE grapes)James Halliday top 100 NSW wines93 points
2009 Mihi Creek Vineyard New Emngland MerlotJames Halliday top 100 NSW wines90 points

2010 Australian Small Winemakers Show - Stanthorpe

WineClassMedalComment
2009 Topper’s Mountain Wines TempranilloClass 62 Spanish VarietalsGold
2010 Topper’s Mountain Wines GewurztraminerSilver
2010 Topper’s Mountain Wines Gewurz KabinettBronze

2010 National Cool Climate Wine Show - Bathurst

WineClassMedalComment
2009 Topper’s Mountain Wines TempranilloSilver

2010 Winestate Magazine & Annual

WineClassMedalComment
2009 Topper’s Mountain Wines TempranilloSilver

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