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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.

2013 Assoc. of Australia Boutique Winemakers

WineClassMedalComment
2012 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerOther White VarietiesSILVER

2013 Aust. Small Winemakers' Show - Stanthorpe

WineClassMedalComment
2011 Kurrajong Downs Louisa Mary SemillonClass 11 Semillon – 2011 Vintage and olderBRONZE
2012 Kurrajong Downs All Nations Pinot NoirClass 49 Pinot Noir – 2012 VintageBRONZE

2013 New England Wine Show

WineClassMedalComment
2013 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerClass 1 Aromatic White Wines - 2013 to 2008GOLD

+ NSW Trade & Investment Trophy for Best New England Australia GI Wine of Sho

+ The Hereford Steakhouse Trophy for Best Aromatic White Wine of Show

+ 2013 Judging Panel Shield for Chief Steward's Award

+ The Whish Family Shield for Best Wine of Show (joint)

2013 Topper's Mountain Sauvignon BlancClass 1 Aromatic White Wines - 2013 to 2008SILVER
2013 Topper's Mountain barrel ferment Sauvignon BlancClass 1 Aromatic White Wines - 2013 to 2008SILVER
2012 Cassegrain Wines Fromenteau Reserve Chardonnay (NE grapes)Class 3 Chardonnay 2012 to 2008BRONZE
2012 Deetswood Wines Unwooded ChardonnayClass 3 Chardonnay 2012 to 2008BRONZE
2012 Kurrajong Downs ChardonnayClass 3 Chardonnay 2012 to 2008BRONZE
2011 Kurrajong Downs ChardonnayClass 3 Chardonnay 2012 to 2008BRONZE
2011 Merilba Estate ChardonnayClass 3 Chardonnay 2012 to 2008BRONZE
2012 Thomas New England Estate Wines ChardonnayClass 3 Chardonnay 2012 to 2008BRONZE
2011 Kurrajong Downs SemiilonClass 5 Semillon 2012 to 2008BRONZE
2012 Deetswood Wines UviognierClass 6 Other white varieties 2013 to 2008BRONZE
2013 Topper's Mountain Petit MansengClass 6 Other white varieties 2013 to 2008SILVER
2010 Kurrajong Downs Classic Dry White (70% Sem; 30% Chard)Class 7 White blends 2013-2008BRONZE
2012 Kurrajong Downs Sem Sauv Blanc (80% Sem; 20% Sauv Bl)Class 7 White blends 2013-2008BRONZE
2012 Merilba Estate Sem Sauv Blanc (70% Sem; 30% Sauv Bl)Class 7 White blends 2013-2008SILVER
2013 Topper's Mountain Bricolage Blanc (Chard 60%, Gewurz 20%, Sauv Blanc 10%,Manseng 10%)Class 7 White blends 2013-2008SILVER
2013 Wright Roberston of Glencoe Snow Gums Pinot GrisClass 7 White blends 2013-2008BRONZE
2012 Kurrajong Downs ShirazClass 10 Shiraz 2013 and 2012BRONZE
2011 Cassegrain Wines Premium Shiraz (NE grapes)Class 11 Shiraz 2011 to 2008BRONZE
2010 Cassegrain Wines Reserve Shiraz (NE grapes)Class 11 Shiraz 2011 to 2008BRONZE
2011 Merilba Estate ShirazClass 11 Shiraz 2011 to 2008GOLD

+ Trophy for Best Mature Red Wine of Show

2010 Thomas New England Estate Wines Reserve ShirazClass 11 Shiraz 2011 to 2008GOLD
2009 Cassegrain Wines Reserve Falerne (NE grapes)Class 13 Bordeaux varieties 2011 to 2008GOLD
2011 Merilba Estate Scabernet SauvignonClass 13 Bordeaux varieties 2011 to 2008BRONZE
2011 Splitter's Swamp Vineyard MerlotClass 13 Bordeaux varieties 2011 to 2008SILVER
2011 Thomas New England Estate Wines Cabernet SauvignonClass 13 Bordeaux varieties 2011 to 2008BRONZE
2012 Kurrajong Downs Pinot NoirClass 14 Pinot Noir 2013 and 2012BRONZE
2010 Topper's Mountain TempranilloClass 16 Other red varieties 2013 to 2003BRONZE
2011 Topper's Mountain TempranilloClass 16 Other red varieties 2013 to 2003BRONZE
2011 Topper's Mountain NebbioloClass 16 Other red varieties 2013 to 2003SILVER
2010 Topper's Mountain NebbioloClass 16 Other red varieties 2013 to 2003SILVER
2010 Topper's Mountain PinotageClass 16 Other red varieties 2013 to 2003BRONZE
2012 Deetswood Wines Shiraz Cabernet (66$ CabSauv; 33% Shiraz)Class 17 Red Blend 2013 to 2008BRONZE
2009 Topper's Mountain Chadonnay Pinot Noir MCClass 20 Sparkling red or white 2013 to 2008BRONZE
2007 Deetswood Wines Platypus Port (Shiraz) Class 21 Fortifieds 2013 to 2008SILVER
2009 Topper's Mountain Vintage TourigaClass 21 Fortifieds 2013 to 2008SILVER
2012 Wright Roberston of Glencoe Minus Twelve Sem Sauv BlancClass 24 Unfinished white wines 2013 and 2012Certificate of Merit
2012 Splitter's Swamp Unfinished ShirazClass 25 Unfinished red wines 2013 to 2011Certificate of Merit
2013 Splitter's Swamp Unfinished ShirazClass 25 Unfinished red wines 2013 to 2011Certificate of Merit

Trophy for Best Unfinished Wine of Show

2005 Cassegrain Wines Limited Release GerwurztraminerClass 26 Museum white variety or blendCertificate of Merit

Trophy for Best Museum Wine of Show

2005 Kurrajong Downs Cabernet SauvignonClass 27 Museum red variety or blend Certificate of Merit
2004 Splitter's Swamp ShirazClass 27 Museum red variety or blend Certificate of Merit

2013 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show

WineClassMedalComment
2011 Topper's Mountain TempranilloClass 18B - 2011 & older TempranilloBRONZE
2013 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerClass 8 - GewurztraminerSILVER
2012 Topper's Mountain Petit MansengClass 9 - Petit MansengSILVER
2013 Topper's Mountain Petit MansengClass 9 - Petit Mansengb

2014 Wine Companion (Aug 2013)

WineClassMedalComment
2012 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerScore 92
2012 Topper's Mountain Sauv BlancScore 90
2010 Topper's Mountain NebbioloScore 84
2010 Topper's Mountain wf PinotageScore 82
2010 Topper's Mountain TempranilloScore 82

2013 Winewise Small Vignerons Awards

WineClassMedalComment
2010 Topper's Mountain BarberaClass 70 Other Italian red varietalsBRONZE
2012 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerClass 27 Other single white varietiesGOLD
2012 Topper's Mountain Sauv BlancClass 11 Sauv Blanc 2012SILVER
2011 Topper's Mountain TempranilloClass 71 TempranilloBRONZE

2013 NSW Wine Awards

WineClassMedalComment
2011 Topper's Mountain NebbioloClass 14 - Young Other Red VarietiesSILVER
2011 Topper's Mountain Red Earth ChildClass 15 - Young Red BlendsSILVER
2013 Topper's Mountaing Bricolage BlancClass 8 - Young White BlendsBRONZE