Canberra District shiraz wins two NSW trophies

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Lerida Estate vineyard near Lake Geogre.

CANBERRA District winery Lerida Estate picked up two trophies at the NSW Wine Awards announced in Sydney yesterday (October 23).  

Eighteen trophies were presented to the state’s best wines and Lerida was awarded Best Shiraz for its Lerida Estate 2019 Shiraz, which also won the Best Dry Red in Show.

Commenting on this year’s winning wines, chair of Judges Dave Brookes said: “Once again the 2020 NSW trophy winners are a reminder of the diversity and world-class wines from wine regions across the length of the state.

“The judges were tasked with finding the top wines from a string of high-quality vintages, and despite all the challenges 2020 has thrown at us it was very pleasing to see some great wines from this vintage, too!”

The trophy winners are…

  • Best Riesling ~ Gilbert 2019 RS11 Riesling (Orange)
  • Best Semillon ~ Briar Ridge 2018 Dairy Hill Single Vineyard Semillon (Hunter Valley)
  • Best Sauvignon ~ See Saw 2020 Organic Sauvignon Blanc (Orange)
  • Best Chardonnay ~ Nick O’Leary 2019 Chardonnay (Tumbarumba)
  • Best Other White Variety ~ Trimboli Family Wines 2020 Salvatore Trebbiano (Riverina)
  • Best Pinot Noir ~ Philip Shaw Wines 2019 No.08 Pinot Noir (Orange)
  • Best Shiraz ~ Lerida Estate 2019 Shiraz (Canberra District)
  • Best Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Ballinaclash 2019 Tom Cabernet Sauvignon (Hilltops)
  • Best Other Red Variety ~ Margan 2019 Saxonvale Mourvedre (Hunter Valley)
  • Best Red Blend ~ De Iuliis Wines 2018 LDR Vineyard Shiraz, Touriga Nacional (Hunter)
  • Best Organic Wine ~ See Saw 2020 Organic Sauvignon Blanc (Orange)
  • Best Tumbarumba Wine ~ Nick O’Leary 2019 Chardonnay (Tumbarumba)
  • Best Sparkling Wine ~ Printhie Wines NV Swift Rose (Orange)
  • Best Sweet Wine ~ Lillypilly 2017 Noble Blend (Riverina)
  • Best Fortified ~ Mount Pleasant NV Tawny Port Syrah (Hunter Valley)
  • Best Dry White in Show ~ Briar Ridge 2018 Dairy Hill Single Vineyard Semillon (Hunter)
  • Best Dry Red in Show ~ Lerida Estate 2019 Shiraz (Canberra District)
  • Best in Show ~ Briar Ridge 2018 Dairy Hill Single Vineyard Semillon (Hunter)




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