Gold Medalists in Pier One Sydney Harbour NSW Wine Awards

An exciting and diverse range of wines

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The finalists of the 2017 Pier One Sydney Harbour NSW Wine Awards have just been revealed, and the 22nd annual NSW Wine Awards has unveiled one of the most exciting and diverse ranges of new gold medal wines on record.

In fact, 58 gold medals have been awarded this year, to wineries from 10 different NSW wine regions and to wines made from Semillon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Vermentino, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Barbera, Merlot and Durif, as well as blends of the above!  

President of the NSW Wine Industry Association Tom Ward clarifies, “We have indeed had a great result for both the show and our state’s wineries this year, with a high proportion of gold medal winners highlighting the quality and diversity of NSW wines available out there. This is in no way a result of us trying to punch up the wine and make everyone a winner; a gold label is a level of trust for the consumer and our gold medals have to be seriously earned. That is why getting such a high profile and experienced panel of judges is so important. This year we were thrilled to have Dave Brookes as our Chief Judge, leading a panel of eight other expert judges from across Australia, and six associate judges.

We have also introduced a more hi-tech scoring process with an iPad based system from the Australian Wine Research Institute. This has enabled us to really get the best out of the judging - correlating all the scores in one system and monitoring judges high and low scores - and be as efficient as possible.”

These wines will now compete for top honours and one of the 20 Trophies available.  Announcement of the 2017 Trophy winners will take place on Friday 27 October at the NSW Wine Awards Presentation Lunch at Pier One Sydney Harbour.

List of gold-medal-winning finalists (alphabetical order)

Agnew Wines 2017 The Ridge Semillon, Hunter Valley
Agnew Wines 2017 Winemakers Selection Semillon, Hunter Valley
Angullong Wines 2016 Fossil Hill Barbera,  Orange
Ballinaclash 2016 Edward Shiraz, Hilltops 
Berton Vineyards 2016 Reserve Botrytis Semillon, Riverina
Bimbadgen 2017 Signature Palmers Lane Semillon, Hunter Valley
Bit O Heaven 2016 Think Outside The Circle Cabernet Sauvignon, Hilltops
Briar Ridge Vineyard 2016 Limited Release Tempranillo, Hilltops / Hunter
Brokenwood Wines 2016 Forest Edge Vineyard Chardonnay, Orange
Brokenwood Wines 2017 Forest Edge Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Orange
Calabria Family Wines 2016 Calabria Private Bin Vermentino, Riverina
Calabria Family Wines 2016 The Boxer Bin 11 Durif, Riverina
Collector Wines 2015 Marked Tree Red Shiraz , Canberra
Coolangatta Estate 2011 Wollstonecraft Semillon, Shoalhaven Coast
Courabyra Wines 2013 805 Sparkling, Tumbarumba
De Bortoli Wines 2015 Noble One Semillon, Riverina
De Iuliis Wines 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Hilltops
De Iuliis Wines 2016 LDR Vineyard Shiraz, Touriga Nacional, Hunter Valley
De Iuliis Wines 2017 Special Release Grenache, Hilltops
First Creek Wines 2013 Winemakers Reserve Semillon, Hunter Valley
First Creek Wines 2015 Winemakers Reserve Chardonnay, Hunter Valley
First Creek Wines 2016 Winemakers Reserve Semillon, Hunter Valley
First Creek Wines 2017 Harvest Semillon, Hunter Valley
Highland Heritage Estate 2016 Fume Blanc, Orange
Hungerford Hill 2016 Pinot Gris, Tumbarumba
Lerida Estate 2016 Canberra District Shiraz, Canberra
McWilliam's Wines 2013 Barwang Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Hilltops
McWilliam's Wines 2014 Single Vineyard Shiraz, Hilltops
McWilliam's Wines 2015 1877 Shiraz, Hilltops
McWilliam's Wines 2015 842 Chardonnay, Tumbarumba
McWilliam's Wines 2016 660 Reserve Chardonnay, Tumbarumba
Mino and Co 2013 Growers Touch Botrytis Semillon, Chardonnay, Riverina
Montoro Wines 2013 Pepper Shiraz, Orange
Montoro Wines 2015 Pepper Shiraz, Orange
Moothi Estate 2017 Riesling, Mudgee
Moppity Vineyards 2016 Escalier Shiraz, Hilltops
Moppity Vineyards 2016 Estate Shiraz, Hilltops
Moppity Vineyards 2017 Lock & Key Rose Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Hilltops
Mount Majura Vineyard 2017 Riesling, Canberra
Mount Pleasant Wines 2011 Lovedale Semillon, Hunter Valley
Nugan Estate Pty Ltd 2014 Cookoothama Shiraz, Riverina
Nugan Estate Pty Ltd 2014 Manuka Grove Durif, Riverina
Robert Stein Winery 2017 Dry Riesling, Mudgee
Rowlee Wines 2016 Chardonnay, Orange
Shaw Vineyard Estate 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Canberra
Tamburlaine Wines 2016 Orange Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Orange
Tamburlaine Wines 2017 Preservative Free Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Orange
Trentham Estate Wines 2016 Shiraz, Murray Darling (NSW)
Tulloch Wines 2016 Cellar Door Release Sangiovese, Hilltops / Young
Tulloch Wines 2017 Cellar Door Release Vermentino, Orange
Tulloch Wines 2017 Hunter River White Semillon, Hunter Valley
Tulloch Wines 2017 Julia Limited Release Semillon, Hunter Valley
Two Rivers Wines 2017 Wild Fire Chardonnay, Hunter Valley
Tyrrell's Vineyards Pty Ltd 2005 Vat 1 Semillon, Hunter Valley
Tyrrell's Vineyards Pty Ltd 2013 Vat 47 Chardonnay, Hunter Valley
Tyrrell's Vineyards Pty Ltd 2015 Belford Chardonnay, Hunter Valley
Tyrrell's Vineyards Pty Ltd 2017 Belford Semillon, Hunter Valley
Windowrie Estate 2016 Family Reserve Shiraz, Cowra

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