Thank you so much to everyone that joined us and made it a very special celebration.
We were all there to raise a glass to the great wine and people that make up our state's fabulous wine industry and to hear the following ...
The 2020 trophy winners are:
Australia Post Trophy for Best Riesling ~ Gilbert 2019 RS11 Riesling (Orange)
NSW DPI Trophy for Best Semillon ~ Briar Ridge 2018 Dairy Hill Semillon (Hunter Valley)
Charles Sturt University Trophy for Best Sauvignon ~ See Saw 2020 Organic Sauvignon Blanc (Orange)
Nexia Australia Trophy for Best Chardonnay ~ Nick O’Leary 2019 Chardonnay (Tumbarumba)
ICC Sydney Trophy for Best Other White Variety ~ Trimboli 2020 Salvatore Trebbiano (Riverina)
Australia Post Trophy for Best Pinot Noir ~ Philip Shaw Wines 2019 No.08 Pinot Noir (Orange)
Finlaysons Trophy for Best Shiraz ~ Lerida Estate 2019 Shiraz (Canberra District)
Riedel Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Ballinaclash 2019 Tom Cabernet Sauvignon (Hilltops)
MultiColor Trophy for Best Other Red Variety ~ Margan 2019 Saxonvale Mourvedre (Hunter Valley)
Nexia Australia Trophy for Best Red Blend ~ De Iuliis 2018 LDR Shiraz, Touriga Nacional (Hunter)
NSW DPI Trophy for Best Organic Wine ~ See Saw 2020 Organic Sauvignon Blanc (Orange)
Chair of Judges Trophy for Best Tumbarumba Wine ~ Nick O’Leary 2019 Chardonnay (Tumbarumba)
Canon Trophy for Best Sparkling Wine ~ Printhie Wines NV Swift Rose (Orange)
ICC Sydney Trophy for Best Sweet Wine ~ Lillypilly 2017 Noble Blend (Riverina)
ICC Sydney Trophy for Best Fortified ~ Mount Pleasant NV Tawny Port Syrah (Hunter Valley)
Orora Trophy for Best Dry White in Show ~ Briar Ridge 2018 Dairy Hill Semillon (Hunter)
CCL Trophy for Best Dry Red in Show ~ Lerida Estate 2019 Shiraz (Canberra District)
NSW Governor’s Trophy for Best in Show ~ Briar Ridge 2018 Dairy Hill Semillon (Hunter)
Congratulations to all this year's winners.
When commenting on the ultimate winner, who takes home the NSW Governor’s Trophy for Best in Show and the title of ‘2020 NSW Wine of the Year’, Chair of Judges Dave Brookes said, “There was much discussion surrounding the wines at the pointy end of the show and this year’s 2020 Wine of the Year was awarded to the Briar Ridge 2018 Dairy Hill Semillon - a wine of fine precision, detail and clarity and one that highlights all that is great about the Hunter's iconic and world-renowned grape variety. A beautifully composed wine; delicious at this stage of its evolution and one with a promising cellar life in front of it too.”
After 4 years fulfilling the role of Chair of Judges at the NSW Wine Awards, Dave Brookes will be stepping down and it was announced that Nick Spencer will become the 2021 Chair of Judges next year. The NSW Wine Industry Association thanks Dave for all his hard work and dedication over the last 4 years.
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