Matthew Jukes launched the fourteenth edition of his 100 Best Australian Wines for 2017/2018 yesterday, at Australia House. Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling 2016 (second year in a row) and Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz 2015 were both included. Matthew said, “These wines are Australia’s magnificent vinous vanguard and as always, I will showcase them nationally and internationally in a continued effort to alert the wine loving public to the great wines made in Australia.”
Dandelion Vineyards has been named Barossa Valley Wine of the Year, winning the Trophy for 2015 Menagerie of the Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro, plus another 6 double golds, 2 golds and one silver at the China Wine and Spirits Best Value Awards. Recognition as a Trophy Winner is the highest honour in the biggest and most prestigious wine and spirits competition in Hong Kong and China.
This significant status is respected as the pinnacle of the wine industry. China Wine and Spirits Awards is ‘the most influential wine and spirits competition in the world’ according CNN, as the Judges are responsible for 90 million bottles of wines and spirits per year.
Lion's Tooth of McLaren Vale Shiraz Riesling 2015 was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2017 International Wine Challenge. The judges notes were: "Lifted nose with citronella and citrus freshness. A high level of lovely, textured, silky tannins and the mouthfeel is dense. Ageworthy."
Twilight of the Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2015 won a Gold Medal at The China Wine & Spirits Awards in 2015. 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.
Dandelion Vineyards performed well at the Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition in October 2016.
The Judges' comments were: "Dandelion Vineyards, an Australian winery developing a solid reputation for consistently producing high-quality wines, took home eight medals — all gold or better, including one platinum for the 2016 Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling.
Dandelion Vineyards won 2 Platinum Awards and 6 Silver Medals at the San Diego Wine & Spirits Challenge in 2016. The top awards went to 2014 Menagerie of the Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2014 and 2015 Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz.
Fairytale of the Barossa Rosé 2015 won a Gold Medal at the AWC Vienna International Wine Show - the largest wine competition in the world.
Dandelion Vineyards has been awarded Winery of the Year - Southern Hemisphere, Best Shiraz and 7 Medals at the Critics Challenge International Wine Competition in the USA. 2014 Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz won Best Shiraz in the Director's Awards. For more information please click here...
Dandelion Vineyards wins another three Gold Medals - this time at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. The award winning wines are 2015
Enchanted Garden of the Eden Valley Riesling
, 2014 Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz and 2014 Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling. Winner of a Platinum Medal at the San Diego International Wine Competition, Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling was also reviewed at 95 points by Rich Cook back in February. He wrote: ""Easily the best dry Riesling I've tasted from down under -- and I've had some memorable examples. A nose of bright camellia, tangerine and mixed sweet stone fruit were so enticing that I found myself lingering at the rim, drawing one beautiful whiff after another. Then, the palate -- bone dry, with zesty mixed citrus, stony minerality and bracing acidity working together and gaining in intensity through an extremely long finish kept me coming back. Pricey for Riesling, but it's got the structure that will carry it into the distant future, where fifty dollars will get you a couple of nice cappuccinos. Who'll be laughing then?"
2012 Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz was reviewed as "A lush, classic Aussie that sings “oh come all ye faithful” to welded-on Australian shiraz lovers. Cocoa, blackberries and currants fill the nose, and the palate is generously built with big flavours, smooth texture and an even, soft framework of maturing tannins." 4 Stars Cuisine Magazine Australian Shiraz Tasting. http://goo.gl/v28bM0