Australian Organic Wine Awards 2020

Author: Stuart Wood & Michelle Gadd   Date Posted:20 April 2021 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to all the medal winners and especially Steve & Monique Lubiana from Stefano Lubiana Wines and the team at Angove Organic for their TOP GOLD MEDAL WINES.

 

TOP WINE OF SHOW, TROPHY & GOLD MEDAL
Stefano Lubiana Estate Chardonnay 2018 

 

GOLD MEDAL
Angove Naturalis Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 

 

LIST OF ALL THE WINNERS (PDF)

 

Read and watch below for all the details...

 

 

Australian Organic, the largest peak body representing Australian Organic industry recently facilitated the 2020 Australian Organic Wine Awards. These Awards have been designed to celebrate the finest certified organic and biodynamic wines from across Australia. These Awards provide the opportunity for certified organic winemakers to showcase their varietals backed by best in class wine making techniques.

Recent years has seen the rapid advancement of the Organic Wine industry, and these standalone Organic Wine Awards are recognition of the quality and standing Organic Wine now holds within the Australian market.

With the final results counted we are excited to have two gold medal winning wines. Stefano Lubiana Wines’ 2018 Estate Chardonnay was awarded the Cullen Trophy Wine of Show at the Australian Organic Wine Awards 2020, alongside its gold medal. “It had a beautiful balanced interaction between stone fruit and grapefruit notes, bright acidity and struck match reduction, all tied together by a well-judged use of oak.” said Ramon Arnavas (wine judge).

Angove Family Winemakers, one of the pioneers of the Organic Wine Industry, was no surprise to take home a gold medal. Their more contemporary label, Angove Naturalis, took out one of the four gold medals with the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon. With it’s aromas of black currant, chocolate and cedar, and plum and subtle oak was a very strong favourite of the judges, and based on our own sales history, no surprises here.

There was also some winemakers and families who did extremely well in this tough competition and received Silver Medals for their own exceptional wines. Seven generation wine makers, and from the heart to of the Barossa, Kalleske’ s 2019 Old Vine Grenache certainly won over the judges with its rich and full body approach, juicy black cherry and clove on the palate. We think it would make a great companion for a special roast dinner, or just solo by the open fire.

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Still in South Australia, but in McLaren Vale, Battle of Bosworth’s 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon has always been a crowd pleaser we think, and it’s wonderful that it’s receiving the formal accolades. It’s dark fruit and mixed classy oak makes it a delicious wine, and we’re glad the judges agreed with us on this one. A highly deserving wine of a Silver medal.

As you would expect of all Stefano Lubiana wines, they are never going to be far from the top, and their 2019 Riesling was the number one Riesling at the Awards and also took out a Silver medal. Full citrus blossom, green apples and citrus and tangy citrus a wonderful wine to have with a favourite cheese on a warm, still autumn afternoon. The Derwent Valley’s cool climate conditions with the Lubiana’s quest for perfect wines has delivered a stand-out Riesling.

The last of the Silver medallists we want to feature here is Jason O’Dea’s Natural Wine Co Shiraz 2020, from Windowrie. The TOP SCORING PRESERVATIVE FREE wine is a great reward for Jason who is heavily involved in all things connected to organic viticulture, but adopts a very progressive approach to experimenting with new wines. This juicy Shiraz with raspberry, tobacco & black pepper on the nose with lingering tannins & creamy vanilla spice nuances from a mix of old & new French/American oak. It’s a must to try, and a very approachable price.

A full list of winners can be found HERE

 

BROWSE & BUY A SELECTION OF THE MEDAL WINNERS BELOW


  • Certified Organic
  • Vegan Suitable
See Saw Organic Prosecco 2020

Fresh and lively hints of honeydew melon and freshly cut pear. Soft on the palate with a sherbet like acidity that finis...

from $18.93

  • Certified Organic
  • Vegan Suitable
Temple Bruer Riesling 2020

The wine is light in colour. Fresh lemon and lime flavours lead the nose, with citrus notes flowing onto the palate carr...

from $18.45

  • Certified Organic
Battle of Bosworth Chardonnay 2020

The Bosworth Chardonnay is complex and delicious, full of flavour, yet delicate. Stone fruits and citrus on the nose, a ...

from $22.57

  • Certified Organic
  • Vegan Suitable
Pogue Vineyard Shiraz 2020

SILVER MEDAL - Australian Organic Wine Awards 2020 A very youthful Shiraz expressing well integrated aromas of sweet oak...

from $18.12

  • Certified Organic
  • No Added Preservative
  • Vegan Suitable
The Natural Wine Co Organic NAP Shiraz 2020

If you haven't been to the Central Ranges, NSW then our 2020 Shiraz is your one way ticket. Juicy raspberry, tobacco & b...

from $14.97

15% OFF
  • Certified Organic
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Vegan Suitable
Kalleske Greenock Shiraz 2019

Kalleske Greenock Shiraz is a single vineyard wine sourced from a low yielding block consisting of shallow sandy loam ov...

from $39.48

  • Certified Organic
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Vegan Suitable
Kalleske Old Vine Grenache 2019

This Old Vine Grenache is dark purple in colour and instantly engaging with aromas of musk, raspberry, lavender, violet ...

from $46.93

  • Certified Organic
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Vegan Suitable
Paxton AAA Shiraz Grenache 2019

Delightful flavours of strawberries, raspberries and a hint of blueberries. The red fruit aromatics are jumping out of t...

from $18.93

12% OFF
  • Certified Organic
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Vegan Suitable
Stefano Lubiana Estate Chardonnay 2018

ACO Wine Awards 2020 - Cullen Trophy Wine of Show, Best White of Show and Gold Medal. The most layered and complex of th...

from $52.96

  • Certified Organic
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Vegan Suitable
Stefano Lubiana Riesling 2019

"Very pretty, all the citrus blossom, sugar dusted green apple and lime. Juicy, light chalky texture, sweet green apple ...

from $29.94


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