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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.

2012 Aust Alternative Varieties Wine Show - Mildura

WineClassMedalComment
2012 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerClass 8 GewurztraminerBRONZE
2010 Topper's Mountain PinotageClass 32C Other medium bodied redsSILVER

2012 Winewise Small Vignerons Awards

WineClassMedalComment
2012 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerClass 27 - Other single white varietiesGOLD
2012 Topper's Mountain Sauvignon BlancClass 11 - Sauvignon Blanc 2012SILVER
2011 Topper's Mountain TempranilloClass 71 - Tempranillo, any vintageBRONZE
2010 Topper's Mountain BarberaClass 70 - Other Italian Reds, any vintageBRONZE

2012 Aust. Small Winemakers' Show - Stanthorpe

WineClassMedalComment
2012 Topper's Mountain Sauvignon BlancClass 7 Sauv Blanc 2012SILVER
2011 Topper's Mountain Sauvignon BlancClass 8 Sauv Blanc 2011 & olderBRONZE
2012 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerClass 17 White wine - dry, single variety or blendSILVER
2010 Topper's Mountain wild ferment PinotageClass 59 Red wine - single variety or blendSILVER
2010 Topper's Mountain TannatClass 59 Red wine - single variety or blendBRONZE
2010 Topper's Mountain BarberaClass 61 Italian varietals - Any vintageBRONZE

2012 New England Wine Show - Glen Innes

WineClassMedalComment
2012 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerClass 1 Aromatic Wite Wines - 2012 to 2007GOLD

Best "New England Australia" GI Wine of Show (NSW Trade & Investment Trophy) , Best Aromatic White Wine of Show (Glen Innes & District Services Club Trophy), Chief Steward's Award

2012 Topper's Mountain Sauvignon BlancClass 1 Aromatic White Wines - 2012 to 2007SILVER
2010 Cassegrain Wines Edition Noir Gerwurztraminer (NE grapes)Class 1 Aromatic White Wines - 2012 to 2007SILVER
2012 Kurrajong Downs ChardonnayClass 2 Chardonnay 2012BRONZE
2011 Kurrajong Downs ChardonnayClass 3 Chardonnay 2011 to 2007SILVER
2011 Deetswood Wines Unwooded ChardonnayClass 3 Chardonnay 2011 to 2007BRONZE
2010 Thomas New England Estate Wines ChardonnayClass 3 Chardonnay 2011 to 2007BRONZE
2010 topper's ChardonnayClass 3 Chardonnay 2011 to 2007BRONZE
2011 Kurrajong Downs SemillonClass 5 Semillon 2011 to 2007BRONZE
2011 Deetswood Wines ViognierClass 6 Other white varieties 2012 to 2007SILVER
2011 Topper's Mountain barrel fermented Petit MansengClass 6 Other white varieties 2012 to 2007BRONZE
2011 Woolaway Wines VerdelhoClass 6 Other white varieties 2012 to 2007BRONZE
2012 Kurrajong Downs Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc/ ChardonnayClass 7 White blends 2012-2007BRONZE
2012 Kurrajong Downs Sweet White (Semillon)Class 9 Sweet white - any variety or blend 2012 to 2007SILVER
2011 Wright Roberston of Glencoe Black Poll ShirazClass 10 Shiraz 2012 and 2011SILVER
2011 Kurrajong Downs ShirazClass 10 Shiraz 2012 and 2011BRONZE
2011 Deetswood Wines ShirazClass 10 Shiraz 2012 and 2011BRONZE
2010 Thomas New England Estate Wines Reserve ShirazClass 11 Shiraz 2010 to 2007GOLD
2008 Cassegrain Wines Reserve Shiraz (NE grapes)Class 11 Shiraz 2010 to 2007GOLD
2007 Cassegrain Wines Reserve Shiraz (NE grapes)Class 11 Shiraz 2010 to 2007SILVER
2008 Kurrajong Downs ShirazClass 11 Shiraz 2010 to 2007BRONZE
2009 Cassegrain Wines Reserve Shiraz (NE grapes)Class 11 Shiraz 2010 to 2007BRONZE
2011 Deetswood Wines Cabernet MerlotClass 12 Bordeaux varieties 2012 and 2011BRONZE
2009 Cassegrain Wines Reserve Falerne (NE grapes)Class 13 Bordeaux varieties 2010 to 2007SILVER
2010 Cassegrain Wines Premium Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon (NE grapes)Class 13 Bordeaux varieties 2010 to 2007SILVER
2010 Thunder Ridge Wines MerlotClass 13 Bordeaux varieties 2010 to 2007SILVER
2007 Cassegrain Wines Reserve Falerne (NE grapes)Class 13 Bordeaux varieties 2010 to 2007BRONZE
2008 Cassegrain Wines Reserve Falerne (NE grapes)Class 13 Bordeaux varieties 2010 to 2007BRONZE
2010 Topper's Mountain NebbioloClass 16 Other red varieties 2012 to 2007SILVER
2010 Topper's Mountain BarberaClass 16 Other red varieties 2012 to 2007SILVER
2010 Topper's Mountain wild ferment PinotageClass 16 Other red varieties 2012 to 2007SILVER
2010 Topper's Mountain TannatClass 16 Other red varieties 2012 to 2007BRONZE
2010 Topper's Mountain TempranilloClass 16 Other red varieties 2012 to 2007BRONZE
2009 Topper's Mountain Pinotage ViognierClass 17 Red Blend 2012 to 2007BRONZE
2011 Thomas New England Estate Wines Diva Sparking cabernetClass 20 Sparkling red or white 2012 to 2007SILVER

+ Best Sparkling Wine of Show

2009 Topper's Mountain Chadonnay Pinot Noir MCClass 20 Sparkling red or white 2012 to 2007BRONZE
NV Cassegrain Wines Stone Circle Rose(NE grapes)Class 20 Sparkling red or white 2012 to 2007BRONZE
2010 Kurrajong Downs Sparkling Pinot Noir ChardonnayClass 20 Sparkling red or white 2012 to 2007BRONZE
2009 Topper's Mountain Vintage TourigaClass 21 Fortifieds 2012 to 2007SILVER
2010 Splitter's Swamp Vineyard Old Block PortClass 21 Fortifieds 2012 to 2007BRONZE
2012 Wright Roberston of Glencoe Sauvignon BlancClass 24 Unfinished white wines 2012 and 2011Cert merit
2012 Wright Roberston of Glencoe Snowgums (P Gris / Gerwurz)Class 24 Unfinished white wines 2012 and 2011Cert merit
2012 Splitter's Swamp Vineyard ShirazClass 25 Unfinished red wines 2012 to 2010Award

Best Unfinished Wine of Show

2011 Splitter's Swamp Vineyard Cabernet MerlotClass 25 Unfinished red wines 2012 to 2010Cert merit
2005 Cassegrain Wines Limited Release Gerwurztraminer (NE grapes)Class 26 Museum white variety or blend GOLD
2006 Cassegrain Wines Reserve Shiraz (NE grapes)Class 27 Museum red variety or blend SILVER
2003 Splitter's Swamp Vineyard ShirazClass 27 Museum red variety or blend BRONZE
2003 Splitter's Swamp Vineyard Cabernet MerlotClass 27 Museum red variety or blend BRONZE

2012 NSW Wine Awards

WineClassMedalComment
2012 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerClass 6 Young Other White Varieties 2010-2012GOLD

IN TOP 40 NSW WINES FOR 2012

2012 Topper's Mountain Sauvignon BlancClass 4 Young Sauvignon Blanc 2010-2012SILVER

2012 Boutique Wine Awards: Assoc. of Aust Boutique Winemakers

WineClassMedalComment
2009 Topper's Mountain Red Earth ChildClass 16: Red Blends (this wine blend of Petit Verdot, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Tannat)Gold

Trophy: Best Red Wine Blend of Show

2009 Topper's Mountain wild ferment Pinotage ViognierClass 16 Red blendsBronze
2010 Topper's Mountain TempranilloClass 17 Other Red varietiesBronze

2012 Winewise Small Vignerons Awards

WineClassMedalComment
2010 topper's GewurztraminerClass 29 Other white varietyGold

Trophy: Best Other Whites Variety Wine of Show

2011 Topper's Mountain barrel ferment Petit MansengClass 29 Other white varietyBronze
2010 topper's Gewurz MusqueClass 34 Sweet White, semi-dry or off-dry (> 7.5g, <45g RS)Bronze

2012 Winewise Championship

WineClassMedalComment
2010 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerOther Dry WhitesHighly Recommended

Trophy: Medal for Best Other Dry White

2009 Topper's Mountain Red Earth ChildOther Red BlendHighly Recommended