NSW Wine Awards #TopWines announced

Rebecca Varidel
3rd Oct 2014

When wine is your beverage of choice how do you know what to drink? Well, you could read a wine column like Wine of the Week

Or, if you want to keep it local you could look at the #TopWines from the 2014 NSW Wine Awards.

We're just back from Griffith where the regional judging took place under the watchful eye of Chair of Judges, acclaimed winemaker, PJ Charteris.

And pleased to report that an unprecedented number of 148 wines have today been named Silver or Gold Medal standard.


Here they are...

Allandale Semillon 2014              

Angullong Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Angullong Shiraz 2013

Angullong Fossil Hill Sangiovese 2013

Audrey Wilkinson "The Lake" Shiraz 2011

Audrey Wilkinson "Winemakers" Semillon 2014

Audrey Wilkinson Reserve Chardonnay 2013

Audrey Wilkinson Winemakers Shiraz 2013

Ballabourneen Majors Lane Semillon 2011

Barwang Shiraz 2013

Barwang "842" Chardonnay 2012

Berton 'Foundstone' Pinot Grigio 2014         

Bimbadgen Estate Semillon 2013

Bimbadgen Estate Viognier 2014

Bimbadgen Estate Vermentino 2014

Bimbadgen Estate MCA Fume Blanc 2014                      

Bimbadgen Estate Signature Semillon 2013

Bimbadgen Estate Signature Semillon 2011

Bimbadgen Regions Cabernet Merlot 2012

Brokenwood Forest Edge Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2014              

Brokenwood ILR Reserve Semillon 2007

Brokenwood Latara Vineyard Semillon 2009

Bunnamagoo Autumn Semillon 2013

Bunnamagoo "1827"   Chardonnay 2011

Calabria Private Bin Saint Macaire 2013

Calabria Private Bin Nero D'Avola 2013

Calabria Private Bin Aglianico 2013

Calabria Wines 3 Bridges Semillon 2008

Calabria Wines Blue River Blue Label Shiraz 2013

Calabria Wines Yarrunga Field White 2014

Capital Wines Gundaroo Vineyard Riesling 2014

Carillion 'The Volcanics' Orange Cabernet Sauvignon 2012             

Cellarmasters David Lowe Reserve Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2013

Cellarmasters Redemption Landmark Release Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2013                  

Centennial Pinot Grigio Old Block 2014

Chalkers Crossing Shiraz 2012

Charles Sturt Reserve Sparkling 2010          

Colmar Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014            

Cookoothama Botrytis Semillon 2008

Cookoothama Shiraz 2010

Cooks Lot Riesling Lot# 333 Riesling 2014

Coolangatta Estate CJB Sparkling Chardonnay 2009

Coolangatta Estate Semillon 2005

Coolangatta Estate Wollstonecraft Semillon 2009

Coppabella Vintage Rose 2013

Cupitt Wines Shiraz 2013

De Iuliis LDR Single Vineyard Shiraz Touriga 2013

De Iuliis Limited Release Shiraz 2011

De Iuliis Shiraz 2013

De Iuliis Verdelho 2014

De Bortoli Deen DeBortoli Durif 2012

Drayton’s 'Susanne' Semillon 2010               

Eden Road Chardonnay 2012

Ernest Hill 'Shareholders' Shiraz 2013

Ernest Hill Wines 'Cyril' Semillon 2013

First Creek Vermentino 2014

First Creek Winemakers Reserve Chardonnay 2013

First Creek Winemakers Reserve Semillon 2014

First Creek Winemakers Reserve Semillon 2011

Four Winds Vineyard Riesling 2014

Freeman Shiraz 2012

Gallagher Shiraz 2013

Glandore 'Elliott' Semillon 2006

Gundog Estate Poacher's Semillon 2014       

Hungerford Hill Dalliance Sparkling 2010

Lillypilly Noble Harvest 2012      

Logan Weemala Tempranillo 2013                

McGuigan Bin 6000 Verdelho 2014

McGuigan Bin 9000 Semillon 2013

McGuigan Bin 9000 Semillon 2014

McGuigan Bin 9000 Semillon 2007

McGuigan Personal Reserve Blackberry Vineyard Chardonnay 2013

McGuigan Personal Reserve Hunter Ridge Chardonnay 2013

McGuigan Shortlist Semillon 2013

McGuigan Vineyard Select Semillon 2005    

McLeish Estate Chardonnay 2013

McLeish Estate Reserve Semillon 2007

McWilliams Wines Appellation Sparkling NV

McWilliams Wines Appellation Chardonnay 2013

McWilliams Wines Appellation Shiraz 2013

McWilliams Wines Hanwood Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Meerea Park Alexander Munro Semillon 2005

Mistletoe Noble Viognier 2013   

Mistletoe Reserve Chardonnay 2012            

Moppity Vineyards Eclipse Shiraz 2013

Moppity Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Moppity Vineyards Estate Shiraz 2013

Moppity Vineyards Lock & Key Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Moppity Vineyards Lock & Key Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Moppity Vineyards Lock & Key Reserve Shiraz 2013

Moppity Vineyards Lock & Key Shiraz 2013

Moppity Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Moppity Vineyards Reserve Shiraz 2013

Mount Majura Vineyard Riesling 2014

Mount Majura Vineyard Shiraz 2013

Mount Pleasant Estate Lovedale Semillon 2003

Mount Pleasant Estate Old Hill 1880 Vines   Shiraz 2013

Nick O'Leary Bolaro Shiraz 2013

Nick O'Leary Shiraz 2013

Nick O'Leary Shiraz 2012

Nugan Estate Manuka Grove Vineyard Durif 2010

Patina Reserve Chardonnay 2010

Pepper Tree Wines 'Venus Block' Single Vineyard Orange Chardonnay 2013

Pokolbin Estate Shiraz 2011

Pokolbin Estate Shiraz 2009

Pooles Rock Shiraz 2011

Quarry Hill Lost Acre Tempranillo 2013        

Quilty Wines Running Stitch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Ravensworth Sangiovese 2013

RidgeView "Impressions" Shiraz 2011

Robert Oatley Fiore Moscato 2013

Robert Oatley Montrose Black Shiraz 2013

Rolling Pink 2014

Rolling Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014

Saddlers Creek Classic Semillon 2009

Saddlers Creek Reserve Semillon 2007

Silkman Semillon 2014

Silkman Semillon 2013

Silkman Shiraz 2013

Silkman Blackberry Semillon 2014

Spring Mountain Batch Da#1 Semillon 2014

Swinging Bridge Shiraz 2013       

Tamburlaine Sauvignon Blanc 2014              

Tempus Two Copper Zenith Semillon 2004

Tempus Two Copper Zenith Semillon 2010

Tempus Two Varietal Verdelho 2013

Tertini Arneis 2013

Tertini Pinot Noir 2012

Thomas Wines Braemore Semillon 2014

Thomas Wines Elenay Shiraz 2011

Thomas Wines The OC Semillon 2014

Tinklers Old Vines Shiraz 2013

Tinklers Vineyards School Block Semillon 2013

Tinklers Viognier 2014

Trentham Estate Pinot Noir 2014

Twisted River Shiraz Viognier 2012

Two Italian Boys Pinot Grigio 2014

Two Italian Boys Sangiovese 2014

Two Italian Boys The Sticky Italian 2013

Two Rivers Stones Throw Semillon 2014      

Two Rivers Stones Throw Semillon 2013

Tyrrell's Belford Chardonnay 2012

Tyrrell's Belford Semillon 2014

Tyrrell's HVD Semillon 2014

Tyrrell’s Stevens Shiraz 2011

Tyrrell's Vat 8 Shiraz 2011

Wallaroo Wines Riesling 2014

Wyndham Estate Black Cluster Hunter Valley Shiraz 2009


The Outstanding on the Pier Top Wines Tasting is open to the public from 5:00pm – 9:00pm on Thursday 30 October.  Members of the media and trade are welcome to attend the preview between 2.30pm and 4.00pm.

Trophy winners, NSW Wine of the Year and Gold Medal winners (traditionally the NSW Top 40) will be announced on Friday 31st October at a celebratory lunch at Simmer on the Bay, hosted by special guests from television series Plonk: Chris Taylor, Nathan Earl and Joshua Tyler.

Tickets to Outstanding on the Pier Top Wines Tasting are available at www.nswwine.com.au and cost $50.  Limited tickets for the presentation lunch can also be accessed here also.