Enchanted Garden of the Eden Valley Awards

2023 Vintage

  • Wine Pilot (9th Jan 2024) – 94 Points
  • 2023 Canberra International Riesling Challenge – 92pts Premium
  • The Real Review, Stuart Knox (29th Dec 2023) – 91 Points, Silver
  • Japan Wine Challenge 2023- Silver
  • Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2024– Silver Medal

2022 Vintage

  • 2022 Perth Royal Wine Awards – 95 Points, Gold
  • James Halliday Wine Companion – 95 Points, Gold
  • Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2023 – Gold Medal
  • Critics Challenge IWSC 2023 – Gold
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2023- Gold
  • The Real Review, Huon Hooke – 91 Points, Silver
  • Barossa Wine Show 2022 – 90 Points, Silver
  • 2023 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition – Silver Medal
  • 2023 Texsom Awards – Silver Medal
  • 2022 Sommelier Challenge IWSC San Diego – Silver
  • 2023 AWC Vienna Wine Challenge – Silver
  • Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2022 – 90 Points, Premium

2021 Vintage

  • James Suckling – 93 Points
  • Wine Pilot, Ken Gargett – 93 Points (Oct 2021)
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2021 – Silver Medal
  • The Real Review, Aaron Brasher – 92 Points

 

“Pale and youthful in the glass, with some lovely green hints to it. Aromas of citrus pith, talc, jasmine and lily. The palate is fine and delicate, lemony citrus and a bath salts minerality. Long and fine: archetypal Eden Valley riesling.”  Aaron Brasher

  • James Halliday Wine Companion, Jeni Port – 91 Points, Silver (16 Dec 2021)
  • Vinonotebook 2021– 91 Points
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition 2021 (USA) – Silver Medal
  • 24th Japan Wine Challenge 2021 – Silver Medal

2020 Vintage

  • Barossa Wine Show 2020 – Gold Medal, 95 Points
  • Regan Drew, The Chronicle, October 2020, 94 Points
  • Ray Jordan 2020 – 93 Points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2021 – Gold Medal, 92 Points
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 91 Points
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2020 – Silver Medal
  • Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 – Silver Medal
  • Melbourne International Wine Competition 2020 – Silver Medal

 

“Hand picked, destemmed and fermented cool. More relaxed of feel than its more expensive Wonderland sibling. Grapefruit pulp, lemon balm, talc and a lilt of rosewater. Lightweight and slaty dry, yet far from acerbic. The finish is long, with real pulse, flow and detail. A good drink”    Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion

2019 Vintage

  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 93 Points
  • Sydney International Wine Competition 2019 – TOP 100
  • Royal Perth Wine Awards 2020 – Gold Medal
  • Winemakers Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2020 – Gold 91 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2020- Silver Medal
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2020 – Silver Medal

2018 Vintage

  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2019 – Gold Medal, 92 Points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2019 – Gold Medal, 93 Points
  • Barossa Wine Show 2018 – Silver Medal, 90 Points
  • International Wine & Spirit Challenge Tranche 1 2019 – Silver Medal, 91 Points
  • Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 – UK Silver Medal, 93 Points
  • James Suckling – 93 Points
  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2020 – 95 Points

 

“The combination of low alcohol, low pH and high acidity (7.6g/l) gives the wine vibrancy and length, its aromas and flavours very much in the lime/citrus spectrum. Its balance is perfect thanks to the depth and intensity of its fruit flavours, making it a top class drink now or drink later wine. In a word, irresistible.” James Halliday

2017 Vintage

  • San Diego International Wine Challenge 2018 – Gold Medal, 92 points
  • Sommelier International Wine Challenge 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier International Wine Challenge 2017 – Silver Medal 
  • Winemaker Challenge International Winemaker Competition (USA) 2018 – Silver Medal 
  • Sommelier Wine Awards London 2018 – Silver Medal
  • International Wine Challenge 2018 – Silver Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018 – Silver Medal
  • James Suckling – 92 Points

2016 Vintage

  • Winemaker Challenge International Winemaker Competition 2017 – Platinum Medal 95 points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2017 – Gold Medal
  • Sommelier Wine Awards UK 2017 – Silver Medal
  • International Wine Challenge Tranche 2 2017 – Silver Medal
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 – Silver Medal
  • Melbourne International Wine Show 2017 – Silver Medal
  • James Suckling – 92 Points
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 88 Points

“Made from free-run juice ex hand-picked grapes. Still coming to terms with itself, its line broken, but showing some distinctive lemon/lime Eden Valley fruit.”

2015 Vintage

  • San Francisco Wine Competition 2015 – Gold Medal 90 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2016 – Gold Medal
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2016 – Gold Medal 91 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016 – Silver Medal
  • Canberra International Riesling Challenge – Silver 90 Points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Winemaker Competition – Silver 88 points
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 89 Points

“Gold medal at the ever-reliable San Francisco International Wine Show. The somewhat reticent bouquet sets the scene for a wine still in its infancy, citrus and apple background noise at this stage; good acidity point to more of everything in 5+ years.”

2014 Vintage

  • Sydney Top 100 International Wine Competition 2015 – Gold Medal
  • San Diego International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Gold Medal 90 points
  • Decanter Magazine – 90 Points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 93 Points

“Whole bunch-pressed, free-run juice. Has considerable grip and length, lemon, citrus and mineral banded together. Still a baby.”

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2021 Vintage

  • James Suckling – 93 Points
  • Wine Pilot, Ken Gargett – 93 Points (Oct 2021)
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2021 – Silver Medal
  • The Real Review, Aaron Brasher – 92 Points

“Pale and youthful in the glass, with some lovely green hints to it. Aromas of citrus pith, talc, jasmine and lily. The palate is fine and delicate, lemony citrus and a bath salts minerality. Long and fine: archetypal Eden Valley riesling.”  Aaron Brasher

  • James Halliday Wine Companion, Jeni Port – 91 Points, Silver (16 Dec 2021)
  • Vinonotebook 2021– 91 Points
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition 2021 (USA) – Silver Medal
  • 24th Japan Wine Challenge 2021 – Silver Medal

2020 Vintage

  • Barossa Wine Show 2020 – Gold Medal, 95 Points
  • Regan Drew, The Chronicle, October 2020, 94 Points
  • Ray Jordan 2020 – 93 Points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2021 – Gold Medal, 92 Points
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 91 Points
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2020 – Silver Medal
  • Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 – Silver Medal
  • Melbourne International Wine Competition 2020 – Silver Medal
“Hand picked, destemmed and fermented cool. More relaxed of feel than its more expensive Wonderland sibling. Grapefruit pulp, lemon balm, talc and a lilt of rosewater. Lightweight and slaty dry, yet far from acerbic. The finish is long, with real pulse, flow and detail. A good drink”    Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion

2019 Vintage

  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 93 Points
  • Sydney International Wine Competition 2019 – TOP 100
  • Royal Perth Wine Awards 2020 – Gold Medal
  • Winemakers Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2020 – Gold 91 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2020- Silver Medal
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2020 – Silver Medal

2018 Vintage

  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2019 – Gold Medal, 92 Points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2019 – Gold Medal, 93 Points
  • Barossa Wine Show 2018 – Silver Medal, 90 Points
  • International Wine & Spirit Challenge Tranche 1 2019 – Silver Medal, 91 Points
  • Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 – UK Silver Medal, 93 Points
  • James Suckling – 93 Points
  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2020 – 95 Points
“The combination of low alcohol, low pH and high acidity (7.6g/l) gives the wine vibrancy and length, its aromas and flavours very much in the lime/citrus spectrum. Its balance is perfect thanks to the depth and intensity of its fruit flavours, making it a top class drink now or drink later wine. In a word, irresistible.” James Halliday

2017 Vintage

  • San Diego International Wine Challenge 2018 – Gold Medal, 92 points
  • Sommelier International Wine Challenge 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier International Wine Challenge 2017 – Silver Medal
  • Winemaker Challenge International Winemaker Competition (USA) 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier Wine Awards London 2018 – Silver Medal
  • International Wine Challenge 2018 – Silver Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018 – Silver Medal
  • James Suckling – 92 Points

2016 Vintage

  • Winemaker Challenge International Winemaker Competition 2017 – Platinum Medal 95 points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2017 – Gold Medal
  • Sommelier Wine Awards UK 2017 – Silver Medal
  • International Wine Challenge Tranche 2 2017 – Silver Medal
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 – Silver Medal
  • Melbourne International Wine Show 2017 – Silver Medal
  • James Suckling – 92 Points
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 88 Points
“Made from free-run juice ex hand-picked grapes. Still coming to terms with itself, its line broken, but showing some distinctive lemon/lime Eden Valley fruit.”

2015 Vintage

  • San Francisco Wine Competition 2015 – Gold Medal 90 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2016 – Gold Medal
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2016 – Gold Medal 91 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016 – Silver Medal
  • Canberra International Riesling Challenge – Silver 90 Points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Winemaker Competition – Silver 88 points
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 89 Points
“Gold medal at the ever-reliable San Francisco International Wine Show. The somewhat reticent bouquet sets the scene for a wine still in its infancy, citrus and apple background noise at this stage; good acidity point to more of everything in 5+ years.”

2014 Vintage

  • Sydney Top 100 International Wine Competition 2015 – Gold Medal
  • San Diego International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Gold Medal 90 points
  • Decanter Magazine – 90 Points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 93 Points
“Whole bunch-pressed, free-run juice. Has considerable grip and length, lemon, citrus and mineral banded together. Still a baby.”
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