It has been another truly outstanding year for our brands on the Australia wine show and awards circuit, which have notched up a collective total of 34 trophies – one more than last year – and 117 gold medals.

House of Arras, Australia’s most decorated sparkling brand, again picked up a number of the most prestigious prizes. The EJ Carr Late Disgorged 2004 was awarded an incredible 99 points and the title of ‘Best Sparkling’ by the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion Awards, while the 2005 vintage was listed in the James Halliday Top 100 Wines.

At Hardys, the brand to which we trace our origins and one of Australia’s top selling wines, the Tintara Grenache Shiraz Touriga and Tintara Grenache Shiraz Mataro earned a trophy apiece at the Queensland Royal and Sydney Royal Wine Shows for best red blend and best other red blend respectively.

Of the eight trophies won by our premium Barossa Valley brand, Grant Burge, there was a top prize for the Vigneron Reserve Eden Valley Riesling 2015 for Best South Australian White Wine in Show at the Adelaide Royal. The Mechach Shiraz, meanwhile, was a firm favourite at the Barossa Wine Show, with the ’99, ’12 and ’16 vintages collectively named as Best Wine of Provenance Red.

Our flagship Western Australia brand Houghton – one of the Australia’s oldest winemakers – also earned several trophies, including Langton’s Trophy for Wine of Provenance Red for the Gladstones Cabernet Sauvignon across the 10, ’13 and ’18 vintages.

For a full run down of all our trophy and gold medal winners, please see the table below.

Andrew Stark, General Manager Marketing & Category for ANZP, said: “These results cap another outstanding year for our winemaking teams, highlighting the sheer quality and breadth of products we continue to offer customers and consumers. Competing on the Australia wine show circuit is no easy feat and this proves again that our portfolio is one of the best in the market.”

Brand/Awards Vintage Award
House of Arras (4 trophies, 6 gold medals)
2020 Halliday Wine Companion Awards
EJ Carr Late Disgorged 2004 ‘Best Sparkling’
Six Nations Wine Challenge
House of Arras Blanc de Blancs 2009 Double Gold
House of Arras Grand Vintage 2008 Gold
2019 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships
Brut Elite Cuvée Best Australian Sparkling Wine

Best In Category Australian Classic Blend NV

James Halliday Top 100 Wines
EJ Carr Late Disgorged 2005 99 points
Hardys (7 trophies, 30 gold medals)
McLaren Vale Wine Show
Upper Tintara Shiraz 2016 Best Shiraz Three Years or Older
Queensland Royal
Tintara Grenache Shiraz Touriga Best Red Blend of Show
Sydney Royal Wine Show
Tintara Grenache Shiraz Touriga Best Other Red Blend
Houghton (3 trophies, 16 gold medals) 
Margaret River Wine Show
Gladstones Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, 2013, 2018 Langton’s Trophy for Wine of Provenance RED
Melbourne Royal
Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon   Best White Blend
Crofters Shiraz 2017 Best Great Southern Red
Grant Burge (8 trophies, 19 gold medals)
Adelaide Royal 
Vigneron Reserve Eden Valley Riesling 2015 Best South Australian White Wine in Show
Barossa Wine Show
Meshach Shiraz 1999, 2012, 2016 Best Wine of Provenance Red
Brookland Valley (1 trophy, 5 gold medals)
Margaret River Wine Show
Estate Chardonnay 2008, 2013, 2018 Langton’s Trophy for Wine of Provenance White
Leasingham (4 trophies, 12 gold medals) 
Clare Valley Wine Show
Classic Clare Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Best Wine of Show

Best Vintage Section Cabernet Sauvignon

Best Vintage Section Dry Red

St Hallett (1 trophy, 7 gold medals)
Barossa Wine Show
St Hallett Rosé Best Rose
Bay of Fires (2 trophies, 1 gold medal)
Tasmanian Regional Wine Show
Pinot Noir 2017 Best Pinot Noir – Pinot Shop Trophy

Reserve Champion Wine of Show

Yarra Burn (1 trophy)
Australian Sparkling Wine Show
Vintage Prosecco 2019 Best Prosecco