Some good news in what’s been a year of challenges…

In the third edition of the London Wine Competition, we decided to enter four wines from our single vineyard in Eden Valley for the first time, and are delighted to have won a gong for each of our entries;

TheLondon Wine Competitionis an international wine competition organised by the Beverage Trade Network, which looks to recognise, reward and help promote wine brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific wine drinker. This competition’s slightly different approach shines the spotlight on wines and wine brands that consumers will really want to buy, and that have a clear market value for trade buyers.

The competition is judged by some of the UK’s top sommeliers, wine buyers and wine marketers. Wines are judged on three categories and to be awarded as a winner, entrants need to have a top-quality wine first and foremost, and one which also offers both the trade and the consumer great value for money and looks appealing in its packaging.

This newest gold medal forour trophy cabinet, adds to another gold already won for our2015 Jack Harrison Shirazfrom the 2019 San Francisco International Wine Show, plus two silvers also awarded out of the US back in 2018… further demonstrating that this wine continues to develop with each year that passes.

We have since released our new2016vintage of Jack Harrison, but have held a small amount of2015stock back for later release as a back vintage wine.

OurCousin Membershipheroes this wine; ourJack Harrison Shiraz, which is consistently awarded gold medals, year after year. Join our Cousin members who have all become a part of our wine-family and who look forward to receiving this beautiful expression of cool climate Eden Valley Shiraz to their doorstep every six months. We have just a handful of places left before we reach capacity for this membership tier.

This 2020 silver for our2017 Charli Jaye Chardonnayadds to another silver already awarded to this wine in San Francisco late last year.

This London silver for our2017 Hare Hunter Pinot Noiradds to its growing medal count which includes a gold and three other silvers, awarded at various international competitions around the world over the past two years.

And this latest silver for our2017 Zip Line Shirazis its third medal, adding to its already two gold medals, received in Melbourne and New Zealand last year.

But perhaps even more exciting than our own achievements in London, is the success that our fellow South Australian (McLaren Vale) producer d’Arenberg has achieved at this competition, taking out aplethora of awardsfor their 2017 The Dead Arm Shiraz including; Wine of the Year, Winery of the Year, Best Wine by Quality, Best Wine by Country, and Best Wine by Varietal. Wowsers… we are genuinely delighted to see one of our local wine growing regions achieve such levels of success on the world stage, up against wines from across Europe and the US, with over 1,000 entries from 41 different countries in fact - further cementing the quality of Australian wine for the whole world to see. We applaud you d’Arenberg – you must be quite chuffed!

In celebration of our own achievements, this week we’ll toast a glass of one of our winning wines over dinner… now, just to decide which one…?

We put it to the team:

  • Megan in our NZ office would love to be able to enjoy our Charli Jaye Chardonnay because it has sold out in NZ and she misses it (and is yet to find another that beats it, in her eyes). In its absence she’s also a happy girl with a glass of Zip Line of an evening.
  • Our logistics and stock control guru Teena would pour out a glass of our Charli Jaye and sit on her veranda, enjoying all the serenity that comes with that.
  • Grace, our newest team member who looks after our marketing and social media, and has a healthy lovefor Shiraz, would treat herself to a glass of Jack Harrison on these cold wintry nights we’ve have been experiencing in South Australia.
  • Brand Manager Darren would pour out a glass of Zip Line, because no matter what they’re having for dinner, this wine matches and delivers across all levels.
  • Our CFO Nigel, who regularly enjoys a glass or two of our Zip Line as well, would take it up a notch and celebrate with a bottle of Jack Harrison and a thick piece of rib-eye.
  • After a busy week this week, Trevor would start with a pre-dinner Charli Jaye Chardonnay, to be followed by our Hare Hunter Pinot Noir with his evening meal.

Head to oursocial pagesto tell us which of these winning wines you’d prefer to charge your glass with.

Then, design your own selection of our Brockenchack award winning wines and bundle them up in our flexibleBunch Membershipto receive a complimentary bottle of wine with each delivery, with absolutely no commitment.