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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.

2011 New England Wine Show - Glen Innes

WineClassMedalComment
2009 Blickling Estate RieslingClass 1 Dry White wine - aromatic - 2006-2011Bronze
2007 Cassegrain Wines Edition Noir Gerwurztraminer (NE grapes)Class 1 Dry White wine - aromatic - 2006-2011Bronze
2009 Topper's Mountain Wines Gerwurztraminer Class 1 Dry White wine - aromatic - 2006-2011 Gold
2010 Cassegrain Wines Edition Noir Gerwurztraminer (NE grapes)Class 1 Dry White wine - aromatic - 2006-2011Bronze
2009 Cassegrain Wines Edition Noir Riesling (NE grapes)Class 1 Dry White wine - aromatic - 2006-2011Bronze
2011 Splitter's Swamp Vineyards Sauvignon BlancClass 1 Dry White wine - aromatic - 2006-2011Bronze
2010 Topper's Mountain Wines GerwurztraminerClass 1 Dry White wine - aromatic - 2006-2011Gold
  • Best Aromatic White Wine of Show
2008 Whyworry Wines RieslingClass 1 Dry White wine - aromatic - 2006-2011Bronze
2006 Whyworry Wines RieslingClass 1 Dry White wine - aromatic - 2006-2011Bronze
2010 Kurrajong Downs Timbarra Gold ChardonnayClass 3 Dry White Wine - Chardonnay - 2006-2010Bronze
2009 Richfield Vineyard Premium ChardonnayClass 3 Dry White Wine - Chardonnay - 2006-2010Silver
2009 Blickling Estate Chardonnay Class 3 Dry White Wine - Chardonnay - 2006-2010 Bronze
2010 Thomas New England Estate Wines ChardonnayClass 3 Dry White Wine - Chardonnay - 2006-2010Bronze
2010 Topper's Mountain Wines Topper's ChardonnayClass 3 Dry White Wine - Chardonnay - 2006-2010Bronze
2008 Whyworry Wines ChardonnayClass 3 Dry White Wine - Chardonnay - 2006-2010Bronze
2011 Kurrajong Downs Louisa Mary SemillonClass 4 Dry White Wine - Semillon vintage 2011Bronze
2006 Cassegrain Wines Premium Semillon (NE grapes) Class 5 Dry White Wine - Semillon - 2006-2010 Gold
2009 Cassegrain Wines Edition Noir Semillon(NE grapes) Class 5 Dry White Wine - Semillon - 2006-2010 Silver
2011 Mihi Creek Vineyard Viognier Class 6 Dry White Wine - Other varieties - 2006-2011 Bronze
2010 Topper's Mountain Wines Wild Ferment Viognier Class 6 Dry White Wine - Other varieties - 2006-2011 Bronze
2011 Whyworry Wines Verdelho Class 6 Dry White Wine - Other varieties - 2006-2011 Bronze
2011 Cassegrain Wines Stone Circle Semillon (NE grapes) Class 7 Dry White Wine - white blends 2006-2011 Bronze
2008 Kurrajong Downs Classic Dry White Class 7 Dry White Wine - white blends 2006-2011 Bronze
2011 Merilba Estate Wines Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Class 7 Dry White Wine - white blends 2006-2011 Bronze
2010 Thomas New England Estate Wines Reserve Shiraz Class 10 Dry Red Wine - Shiraz - 2010, 2011 Silver

Best Young Red Wine of Show

2009 Richfield Vineyard Premium Shiraz Class 11 Dry Red Wine - Shiraz - 2006-2009 Bronze
2006 Cassegrain Wines Reserve Shiraz(NE grapes) Class 11 Dry Red Wine - Shiraz - 2006-2009 Bronze
2007 Cassegrain Wines Reserve Falerne (NE grapes) Class 13 Dry Red Wine - Bordeaux vars. - 2006-2009 Bronze
2006 Splitter's Swamp Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Class 13 Dry Red Wine - Bordeaux vars. - 2006-2009 Bronze
2009 Thomas New England Estate Wines Cabernet Merlot Class 13 Dry Red Wine - Bordeaux vars. - 2006-2009 `Bronze
2009 Topper's Mountain Wines Wild Ferment Pinotage Viognier Class 16 Dry Red Wine - Other vars. - 2006-2011 Bronze
2009 Topper's Mountain Wines NebbioloClass 16 Dry Red Wine - Other vars. - 2006-2011Gold
  • Best Other Variety Red Wine of Show
  • Chief Stewards Award
  • Best New England GI Wine of Show
2009 Topper's Mountain Wines Tempranillo Class 16 Dry Red Wine - Other vars. - 2006-2011 Bronze
2009 Topper's Mountain Wines Tannat Class 16 Dry Red Wine - Other vars. - 2006-2011 Gold
2009 Topper's Mountain Wines Red Earth Child Class 17 Dry Red Wine - Red blends. - 2006-2011 Gold
2011 Thomas New England Estate Wines Rosé Class 18 Rosé style - 2006-2011 Silver
2009 Deetswood Wines Sparkling Shiraz Class 20 Sparkling - Red or white. - 2006-2011 Bronze
2011 Wright Roberston of Glencoe Sauvignon Blanc Class 24 Unfinished class- White. - 2010-2011 Cert merit
2011 Wright Roberston of Glencoe Shiraz Class 25 Unfinished class - Red - 2010-2011 Cert merit

Best Unfinished Wine of Show

2005 Cassegrain Wines Limited Release Gewurztraminer (NE grapes) Class 26 - Museum Class - White - pre 2006 Gold
2005 Topper's Mountain Wines Thunderbolt's Riesling Traminer Class 26 - Museum Class - White - pre 2006 Silver
2005 Topper's Mountain Wines Topper's Gerwurztraminer Class 26 - Museum Class - White - pre 2006 Gold
2005 Topper's Mountain Wines Topper's Chardonnay Class 26 - Museum Class - White - pre 2006 Silver
2005 Blickling Estate Shiraz Class 27 - Museum Class - Red - pre 2006 Bronze
2005 Topper's Mountain Wines Experimantal Nebbiolo Class 27 - Museum Class - Red - pre 2006 Bronze

2011 Australian Small Winemakers Show - Stanthorpe

WineClassMedalComment
2006 Whyworry Wines ChardonnayClass 3 Chardonnay - 2009 Vintage & olderBronze
2010 Topper's Mountain Wines Barrel fermented Sauvignon BlancClass 8 Sauvignon Blanc - 2010 vintage & olderBronze
2010 Whyworry Wines VerdelhoClass 15 Verdelho - 2010 vintage & olderGold
2010 Topper's Mountain Wines Gewurz Musque GerwurztraminerClass 20 White wine - sweet (unfortified) - any vintageBronze
2010 Thomas New England Estate Wines Reserve Shiraz Class 53 Shiraz - 2010 vintage Bronze

2011 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show

WineClassMedalComment
2010 Topper's Mountain wild ferment ViognierClass 1B 2010 & older ViognierSilver
2009 Topper's Mountain TannatClass 28A Other Red med. Body varieties or blendsBronze

2011 National Cool Climate Wine Show - Bathurst

WineClassMedalComment
2009 Topper's Mountain wild ferment Pinotage ViognierClass 6030Silver
2010 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerClass 810Silver
2010 topper's GewurztraminerClass 810Bronze

2011 Winewise Small Vignerons Awards

WineClassMedalComment
2010 Topper's Mountain wild ferment ViognierClass 28 Viogneir any vintageGold
2009 Topper's Mountain Red Earth ChildClass 83 Other dry red blends, any vintageSilver
2010 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerClass 29 Other single white varieties, any vintageBronze
2010 topper's Gewurz MusqueClass 34 White, semi-sweet or off-dry, any vintageBronze

2011 Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show

WineClassMedalComment
2007 Seplin Estate Wines kangaloon Range reserve Chardonnay Class 75 Named Vineyard - Chardonnay Bronze