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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.

2014 New England Wine Show

WineClassMedalComment
2014 Symphony Hill GewurztraminerClass 1 Aromatic White Wines - 2014 to 2009GOLD

(Made from New England grape)

+ Trophy for the Best Aromatic White Wine of Show

+ Trophy for the NSW Trade & Investment Award for the Best New England Australia GI Wine of Show

+ Trophy & Tricolour Ribbon for the Glen Innes Show Society Award for the Champion Winery of Show

2013 Symphony Hill GewurztraminerClass 1 Aromatic White Wines - 2014 to 2009GOLD

(Made from New England grape)

2013 Topper's Mountain barrel ferment Sauvignon BlancClass 1 Aromatic White Wines - 2014 to 2009GOLD

+ Trophy for the 2014 Judging Panel Shield for Chief Steward's Pick of Golds

2014 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerClass 1 Aromatic White Wines - 2014 to 2009BRONZE
2013 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerClass 1 Aromatic White Wines - 2014 to 2009BRONZE
2014 Topper's Mountain barrel aged Sauvignon BlancClass 1 Aromatic White Wines - 2014 to 2009BRONZE
2014 Symphony Hill Reserve Sauvignon BlancClass 1 Aromatic White Wines - 2014 to 2009BRONZE

(Made from New England grape)

2013 Topper's Mountain Sauvignon BlancClass 1 Aromatic White Wines - 2014 to 2009BRONZE
2014 Topper's Mountain barrel ferment GewurztraminerClass 1 Aromatic White Wines - 2014 to 2009BRONZE
2012 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerClass 1 Aromatic White Wines - 2014 to 2009BRONZE
2012 Kurrajong Downs Timbarra Gold ChardonnayClass 3 Chardonnay 2013 to 2009SILVER

+ Award for Best Non-aromatic White Wine of Show

2013 Merilba Estate ChardonnayClass 3 Chardonnay 2013 to 2009BRONZE
2013 Topper's Mountain barrel ferment Petit MansengClass 6 Other white varieties 2014 to 2009BRONZE
2012 Topper's Mountain wild ferment Petit MansengClass 6 Other white varieties 2014 to 2009BRONZE
2013 Topper's Mountain Bricolage BlancClass 7 White blends 2014-2009SILVER

+ Award for Best Other Variety White Wine of Show

2010 Thomas New England Estate Reserve ShirazClass 11 Shiraz 2012 to 2009BRONZE
2012 Kurrajong Downs Black Duck ShirazClass 11 Shiraz 2012 to 2009BRONZE
2011 Merilba Estate Cabernet SauvignonClass 13 Bordeaux varieties 2012 to 2009BRONZE
2011 Splitter's Swamp MerlotClass 13 Bordeaux varieties 2012 to 2009BRONZE
2012 Topper's Mountain wild ferment Pinot NoirClass 15 Pinot Noir 2012 to 2009BRONZE
2012 Topper's Mountain wild ferment NebbioloClass 16 Other red varieties 2014 to 2009GOLD

+ Trophy for Best Other Variety Red Wine of Show

2012 Topper's Mountain TannatClass 16 Other red varieties 2014 to 2009SILVER
2012 Topper's Mountain wild ferment Pinotage ViognierClass 16 Other red varieties 2014 to 2009SILVER
2012 Topper's Mountain wild ferment TempranilloClass 16 Other red varieties 2014 to 2009BRONZE
2012 Topper's Mountain wild ferment BarberaClass 16 Other red varieties 2014 to 2009BRONZE
2011 Topper's Mountain NebbioloClass 16 Other red varieties 2014 to 2009BRONZE
2012 Topper's Mountain Red Earth ChildClass 17 Red Blend 2014 to 2009 BRONZE

Blend: Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, Tannat, Barbera

2011 Topper's Mountain Red Earth ChildClass 17 Red Blend 2014 to 2009BRONZE

Blend: Nebbiolo, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Tannat

2011 Kurrajong Downs SparklingClass 20 Sparkling red or white 2014 to 2009BRONZE

Made on Pinot Noir / Chardonnay grape

2014 Reedy Creek bottle fermented ProseccoClass 20 Sparkling red or white 2014 to 2009BRONZE
2010 Splitter's Swamp PortClass 21 Fortifieds 2014 to 2009BRONZE

Made on Merlot / Shiraz grape

2002 Kurrajong Downs Louisa Mary SemillonClass 26 Museum white variety or blendGOLD
2005 Kurrajong Downs Louisa Mary SemillonClass 26 Museum white variety or blendSILVER
2001 Splitter's Swamp Cabernet Sauvignon MerlotClass 27 Museum red variety or blend BRONZE
2006 Splitter's Swamp Cabernet Sauvignon Class 27 Museum red variety or blend BRONZE

2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

WineClassMedalComment
2012 Topper's Mountain Red Earth ChildClass 68 Other Red BlendsBRONZE
2014 Symphony Hill GewurztraminerOther single varietal white wineGOLD

(Made from New England grape)

+ PSC Insurance Trophy for best other single varietal white wine of Show

 

2014 International Wine & Spirits Competition, London

WineClassMedalComment
2011 Topper's Mountain NebbioloNebbiolo - Regions of Australia 2009-2011BRONZE
2011 Topper's Mountain Red Earth ChildBlended Red - Nebbiolo dominatedBRONZE
2013 Topper's Mountain barrel ferment Sauvignon BlancSauvignon Blanc - Regions of NSW 2013BRONZE
2013 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerGewurz & Blends - Regions of NSW 2013BRONZE

2014 Boutique Wine Awards

WineClassMedalComment
2012 Kurrajong Downs Black Duck ShirazShirazBRONZE

2014 Winewise Small Vignerons Awards

WineClassMedalComment
2013 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerSILVER
2013 Topper's Mountain Bricolage BlancSILVER
2013 Topper's Mountain Petit MansengBRONZE
2011 Topper's Mountain wild ferment NebbioloBRONZE
2012 Topper's Mountain wild ferment NebbioloBRONZE

2014 Le Concours des Vins du NSW

WineClassMedalComment
2011 Topper's Mountain Red Earth ChildAlternative varietiesBRONZE
2013 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerAromatic WhitesSILVER
2012 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerAromatic WhitesBRONZE
2013 Topper's Mountain Sauvignon BlancSauvignon Blanc BRONZE

2014 Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers

WineClassMedalComment
2013 Topper's Mountain Sauvignon BlancClass 5 Sauvignon BlancBRONZE
2013 Topper's Mountain Bricolage BlancClass 7 White BlendsBRONZE
2013 Topper's Mountain GewurztraminerClass 8 Other White WinesBRONZE
2011 Topper's Mountain NebbioloClass 16 Other Red VarietiesBRONZE

2014 Royal Sydney Wine Show

WineClassMedalComment
2013 Topper's Mountain Bricolage BlancClass 53 Single vineyard Chard or blends, any vintageBRONZE
2013 Topper's Mountain barrel ferment Petit MansengClass 56 Single vineyard Other White varietals and blendsBRONZE
2012 Topper's Mountain Sauv BlancClass 56 Single vineyard Other White varietals and blendsBRONZE