Awards and Reviews

95 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion January 12 2017

2013 Red Queen of the Eden Valley Shiraz 2013 was included in the James Halliday Wine Companion 2017 at 95 Points; "Nonsense ersatz gold circles on the back label; one-third whole bunches in the bottom of open fermenters, two-thirds crushed on top, matured in 50% new and 50% used French oak for 30 months. The full-on vinification was appropriate for the high quality fruit from 90yo vines." Drink to 2033.


94 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion January 12 2017

Lion's Tooth of McLaren Vale Shiraz Riesling 2013 was included in the James Halliday Wine Companion 2017 at 94 Points; "Wham Bang; doesn't shout, even whimper, riesling, just McLaren Vale riding high on a broomstick of dark chocolate. Drink to 2020."


95 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion January 12 2017

2015 Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling 2015 was included in the James Halliday Wine Companion 2017 at 95 Points; "Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, cool-fermented, bottled without fining or filtration. Reflects 7/8 g/L of acid and a very low pH of 2.8. This packs a punch that will always be part of a special Riesling, bred and built to develop over a 20-year span, its minerally acidity wrapped around citrus fruit. Drink to 2030.


94 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion January 12 2017

Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2014 

was included in the James Halliday Wine Companion 2017 at 95 Points; "Has a string of overseas medals of various worth on the label, but no domestic awards. It is an interesting wine, with strong texture and structure, but no magic wand in the winery: hand picked, rushed, open-fermented, 8 days on skins, 18 months maturation in predominantly used French barrique. The mix of savoury spices is particularly interesting and attractive." Drink to 2029.


Gold Medal - Critics Wine Challenge January 09 2017

Lion's Tooth of McLaren Vale Shiraz Riesling 2014 won a Gold Medal at the 2016 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition in San Diego, California. 


Gold Medal - China Wine & Spirits Awards December 03 2016

Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling 2016 won a Gold Medal at The China Wine & Spirits Awards in 2016. The China Wine & Spirits Awards is the biggest & most prestigious wine & spirits competition in China. All 100 Judges are carefully selected for being the top buyers of wines and spirits for the market and are importers, distributors, retailers and sommeliers. 


Gold Medal - China Wine & Spirits Awards December 03 2016

2016 Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling won a Gold Medal at The China Wine & Spirits Awards in 2016. The China Wine & Spirits Awards is the biggest & most prestigious wine & spirits competition in China. All 100 Judges are carefully selected for being the top buyers of wines and spirits for the market and are importers, distributors, retailers and sommeliers. 


Gold Medal - Sydney International November 20 2016

Menagerie of the Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2015 won a Gold Medal the 2017 Sydney International Wine Competition. This is the only major, international wine show that judges wines not only in technical terms, but also as a complement to food and the dining experience. The Competition distinguishes its main award with a special term - Blue Gold - to distinguish it from the awards granted by other wine competitions that judge wine purely as an alcoholic beverage.

Blue Gold - Sydney International November 20 2016

Dandelion Vineyards Pride of the Fleurieu Peninsula Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 won a Blue Gold Medal at the 2017 Sydney International Wine Competition. This is the only major, international wine show that judges wines not only in technical terms, but also as a complement to food and the dining experience. The Competition distinguishes its main award with a special term - Blue Gold - to distinguish it from the awards granted by other wine competitions that judge wine purely as an alcoholic beverage.


Blue Gold & Top 100 - Sydney International November 20 2016

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2015 placed in the Top 100 wines at the 2017 Sydney International Wine Competition. This is the only major, international wine show that judges wines not only in technical terms, but also as a complement to food and the dining experience. The Competition distinguishes its main award with a special term - Blue Gold - to distinguish it from the awards granted by other wine competitions that judge wine purely as an alcoholic beverage.