Announcing the 2021 NSW Wine Awards Medals

Announcing the 2021 NSW Wine Awards Medals

The medal winning wines of the 2021 ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards have been revealed, raising the anticipation of who will be awarded the top trophies and named the best wine in NSW at the 26th annual NSW Wine Awards Presentation Luncheon on 10 December 2021. 

The judging took place at International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) on 23 to 25 November, when 16 expert wine judges tasted for three days, awarding 84 wines with a prestigious gold medal. The gold medal tally was slightly up on last year highlighting some great 2021 whites and beautiful reds from 2019 in particular.

Chair of Judges, Nick Spencer, commented on the Awards, "2021 marks my seventh year judging at the NSW wine Awards and my first year with the privilege of Chairing the show. Over the course of nearly a decade being involved in the show, what has stood out to me is the incredible quality and consistency of the wines, which has grown year on year - reflecting the tremendous investment and efforts of skilled winemakers and viticulturists in NSW.

A testament to this quality and consistency was the number of times during the show this year that it was almost impossible to separate two or three exceptional wines to determine the ‘wine of class’. We know NSW produces wines that are up there with some of the best in the world, but this year really highlighted that exceptional quality across regions, varietals and style.”

The 84 gold medal finalists will now move on to the next stage of the Awards, the exclusive 2021 ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards Presentation Luncheon, where the top 2021 trophy winners will be announced on Friday 10 December at ICC Sydney.

 

List of 2021 gold-medal-winning finalists ~   by region, in alphabetical order …

Eden Road 2019  Syrah, Canberra District
Eden Road 2019 Cullarin Block 71 Syrah, Canberra District
Ironcutter Wine 2017 Sherwood Park Shiraz, Canberra District
Lerida Estate 2019 Single Vineyard Murrumbateman Shiraz, Viognier, Canberra District
Lerida Estate 2019 Canberra District Shiraz, Canberra District
Lerida Estate 2019 Cullerin Shiraz, Canberra District
McWilliam's Wines 2019 Eliza Jane Shiraz, Canberra District
Mount Majura Vineyard 2021  Riesling, Canberra District
Nick O'Leary 2019 Bolaro Shiraz, Canberra District
Shaw Wines 2018 Reserve Merriman Cabernet Sauvignon, Canberra District
Shaw Wines 2019 Estate Shiraz, Canberra District
Shaw Wines 2019 Winemakers Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Canberra District
Shaw Wines 2021 Estate Riesling, Canberra District
First Creek Wines 2021 FCR Malbec, Cowra
McWilliam's Wines 2021 Alternis Nero D'Avola, Gundagai
Tumblong Hills 2019  Shiraz, Gundagai
Tumblong Hills 2019 J Block Cuvee Shiraz, Gundagai
Tumblong Hills 2021 Table of Plenty Nebbiolo Rose, Gundagai
Cassegrain Wines 2021 Seasons Spring Rose, Hilltops
Moppity Vineyards 2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Hilltops
Audrey Wilkinson 2019 The Lake Shiraz, Hunter
Audrey Wilkinson 2021 The Ridge Semillon, Hunter
Audrey Wilkinson 2021 Winemakers Selection Semillon, Hunter
Dalwood Estate 2020  Shiraz, Hunter
De Iuliis Wines 2019 Limited Release Shiraz, Hunter
De Iuliis Wines 2019 Shiraz Touriga LDR Vineyard, Hunter
De Iuliis Wines 2019 Single Vineyard Garden Semillon, Hunter
De Iuliis Wines 2020 Shiraz Touriga LDR Vineyard, Hunter
De Iuliis Wines 2021 Rosé, Hunter
First Creek Wines 2013 Winemakers Reserve Semillon, Hunter
First Creek Wines 2014 Single Vineyard Blackcluster Semillon, Hunter
First Creek Wines 2014 Single Vineyard Oakey Creek Semillon, Hunter
First Creek Wines 2018 Single Vineyard Balmoral Chardonnay, Hunter
First Creek Wines 2019 Single Vineyard Balmoral Chardonnay, Hunter
First Creek Wines 2019 Single Vineyard Merton Chardonnay, Hunter
First Creek Wines 2019 Winemakers Reserve Chardonnay, Hunter
First Creek Wines 2019 Winemakers Reserve Semillon, Hunter
First Creek Wines 2021 single Vineyard Murphy Vineyard Semillon, Hunter
First Creek Wines 2021 Winemakers Reserve Semillon, Hunter
Margan 2017 Timbervines Aged Release Shiraz, Hunter
Margan 2019 White Label Saxonvale Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Hunter
Margan 2021 White Label Ceres Hill Albarino, Hunter
Mount Pleasant 2014 Lovedale Semillon, Hunter
Mount Pleasant 2019 High Paddock Shiraz, Hunter
Mount Pleasant 2019 Mountain A Shiraz, Hunter
Mount Pleasant 2019 Old Paddock & Old Hill Shiraz, Hunter
Mount Pleasant 2019 Rosehill Shiraz, Hunter
Silkman Wines 2014 Reserve Semillon, Hunter
Silkman Wines 2017 SILK Chardonnay, Hunter
Silkman Wines 2019 Reserve Chardonnay, Hunter
Silkman Wines 2019 SILK Chardonnay, Hunter
Silkman Wines 2019 Single Vineyard Blackberry Semillon, Hunter
Thomas Wines 2017 Elenay Shiraz, Hunter
Two Rivers 2021 Stones Throw Semillon, Hunter
Two Rivers 2021 Vigneron's Reserve Chardonnay, Hunter
Tyrrell's 2009 Vat 1 Semillon, Hunter
First Creek Wines 2021 FCR Vermentino, Hunter
Gartelmann Wines 2021 Benjamin Semillon, Hunter
Saddler's Creek Wines 2021 Winemaker's Craft Wild White, Hunter / Hilltops
Bunnamagoo Estate 2016 1827 Hand-Picked Cabernet Sauvignon, Mudgee
First Ridge Wines 2021  Vermentino, Mudgee
Gilbert 2012  Riesling, Mudgee
Gilbert 2016  Chardonnay, Mudgee
Gilbert 2019  Riesling, Mudgee
Gilbert 2021 Petillant Naturel Rose, Mudgee
Robert Stein 2017 Reserve Riesling, Mudgee
Heifer Station 2019 Single Vineyard Home Paddock Shiraz, Orange
Heifer Station 2019 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Orange
JS Wine 2017 The Sunflower Reserve Chardonnay, Orange
Pepper Tree 2021 'Stone Mountain' Single Vineyard Orange Riesling, Orange
Printhie 2021 Mountain Range Sauvignon Blanc, Orange
Printhie Swift 2011 Blanc de Blancs, Orange
Printhie Swift 2013 Vintage, Orange
De Bortoli 2019 Noble One Semillon, Riverina
De Bortoli NV Show Liqueur Muscat, Riverina
De Bortoli Deen 2018 Botrytis Semillon, Riverina
McWilliam's Wines NV Show Reserve Muscat, Riverina
Trimboli Family Wines 2021 Black Duck Durif, Riverina
Trimboli Family Wines 2021 Saverio Fiano, Riverina
Trimboli Family Wines 2021 Saverio Trebbiano, Riverina
Coolangatta Estate 2017 Wollstonecraft Semillon, Shoalhaven
Centennial Vineyards NV Limited Blanc de Blancs, Southern Highlands
Collector 2019 Tiger Tiger Chardonnay, Tumbarumba
Kosciuszko 2021 Tumbarumba Sauvignon Blanc, Tumbarumba


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