Boutique Producers, Emerging Regions And Alternative Varietals Triumph!

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Boutique Producers, Emerging Regions & 

Alternative Varietals Triumph! 

~ 2009 NSW Wine Awards Trophy Winners Announced ~

For Immediate Release – October 13 2008

The 2009 NSW Wine Awards Trophy Winners announced today is a celebration of the small, new and unique, with

boutique producers, emerging wine regions and alternative varietals dominating the Trophy list of NSW’s most coveted

wine awards. 

Gone are the days when NSW Wine is confined to the stalwart varieties of Chardonnay, Semillon and Shiraz – the 2009

NSW Wine Awards Trophy Winners celebrate NSW Wine’s varietal diversity, with Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier,

Nebbiolo and Rondinella Corvina making the list along with more traditional varieties. Also of note is the prominence of

emerging regions taking up 7 of the 12 Trophies, with Canberra, Tumbarumba, Hilltops and Orange standing proud

alongside the established regions of Riverina and Hunter Valley. 

The coveted 2009 NSW Wine of the Year will be revealed on Monday, 19th

October at NSW Wine Awards Gala

Presentation Dinner at Catalina Restaurant, Sydney. The tension is building as the time nears for this announcement –

who will be the 2009 NSW Wine of the Year? 

The 2009 NSW Wine Awards Trophy Winners and contenders for the 2009 NSW Wine of Year are: 

Best Sparkling ~ Charles Sturt University 2005 Limited Release Pinot Noir Chardonnay (Tumbarumba) $19.80

Best Young Riesling ~ Yass Valley 2009 Riesling (Canberra) $18.00

Best Young Sauvignon Blanc ~ Printhie 2009 ‘Mountain Range’ Sauvignon Blanc (Orange) $17.00

Best Young Semillon ~ Hungerford Hill 2007 Semillon (Hunter Valley) $50.00

Best Young White Other Varieties ~ Westend Estate 2008 ‘Richland’ Viognier (Riverina) $12.00

Best Young Chardonnay ~ Brokenwood 2007 ‘Forest Edge’ Chardonnay (Orange) $30.00

Best Mature Dry White ~ Allandale 2003 Semillon (Hunter Valley) $26.00

Best Young Shiraz ~ Ridgeview 2006 ‘Generations’ Shiraz (Hunter Valley) $40.00

Best Young Red Other Varieties ~ Grove Estate 2007 ‘Somita’ Nebbiolo (Hilltops) $30.00

Best Young Red Blend ~ Westend Estate 2008 Cabernet Shiraz (Riverina) $15.00

Best Mature Dry Red ~ Freeman Vineyards 2004 Rondinella Corvina (Hilltops) $30.00

Best Sweet White ~ Lerida Estate 2008 Botrytis Pinot Gris (Canberra) $24.50

Sydney-siders will have the opportunity to taste the 2009 NSW Wine of the Year, Trophy Winners and Top 40 Wines at: 

NSW Wine ‘Best of the Best Top 40’ Consumer Tasting @ Customs House Thursday, 22 October 2009, 5.30 – 9pm.

Guests can choose to be personally guided by a winemaker around NSW’s Top 40 or take a self-guided tour. Wines will

be expertly matched to regional cheeses. This is a one-off opportunity to taste the NSW Top 40 Wines in one central

location. Customs House, Barnet Long Room, 31 Alfred St, Circular Quay. $40pp including NSW Wine glass, Wine &

For further information, please contact Bly Carpenter at The Mod Comms Group on 0407 775 105 or 

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