The New South Wales Wine Awards were created in 1996 to build awareness of the quality of wines produced in NSW.
Since inception the Awards have become an indicator of the growth and diversity of our State’s industry, and recognised the potential of new regions within New South Wales.
Unlike traditional wine shows, the judges of the New South Wales Wine Awards taste wines of similar style regardless of the size of the producer, allowing large and small wineries to compete against each other.
Entries are judged by three panels headed by Chief Judge Dave Brookes. Each panel is chaired by a leading figure of Australian wine.
The 2020 ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards top trophy results were announced at an exclusive Awards Presentation at ICC Sydney on Friday 23 October. 18 Trophies were presented to the state’s best wines, including the ultimate Trophy – the ‘NSW Governor’s 2020 Best in Show’ – presented by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC.
Here’s a quick look at the stats and how our Canberra wineries came up with the goods.
904 wines were judged, with 65 earning a gold. Of those 65, 8 Canberra wines scored gold
– 2018 Chardonnay, Tumbarumba
– 2019 Chardonnay, Tumbarumba
– 2019 Shiraz, Canberra District
– 2019 Cullerin Syrah, Canberra District
– 2019 Gundagai Sangiovese, Gundagai
– 2018 The Long Road Shiraz, Canberra District
– 2016 Reserve Merriman Cabernet Sauvignon, Canberra District
– 2019 TSG, Canberra District
Of those 8 wines, 3 took out top honors at the Awards lunch on Friday in Sydney at the International Convention Centre Sydney
Just a few more wines to add to your Local Wine Bucket List
Congratulations to Nick O’Leary
Trophy for Best Chardonnay ~ Nick O’Leary 2019 Chardonnay (Tumbarumba)
Chair of Judges Trophy for Best Tumbarumba Wine ~ Nick O’Leary 2019 Chardonnay (Tumbarumba)
Congratulations to Lerida Estate
Trophy for Best Dry Red in Show ~ Lerida Estate 2019 Shiraz (Canberra District)
Trophy for Best Shiraz ~ Lerida Estate 2019 Shiraz (Canberra District