Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling 2016 won a platinum award at the 2017 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition. Judge Robert Whitely writes: "Outside of France and Germany, the best place in the world to grow Riesling is Australia. And one of the best terroirs in Australia is the Eden Valley. This vintage from Dandelion is a stunning wine that likely will improve in the bottle over the next 20 years, and then hold its form for another 20. Dry and minerally, with firm acids that will cloak its fruit potential for some time to come, this is a magnificent wine that rivals the best dry Rieslings from Alsace or the Mosel. " 97 Points, Jan 31, 2017
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
Dandelion Vineyards won 10 awards at the China Wine and Spirits Best Value Awards 2015, including 4 Double Golds and 3 Golds Medals. 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. Wines and spirits enter from 35 countries and are blind tasted. From the highest price points to the lowest, wines & spirits are tasted at price levels. Medals are awarded to represent ‘Best Value’.
2012 Dandelion Vineyards Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz is the Winner of the Trophy for McLaren Vale Shiraz at the International Wine Challenge. She has also won Gold Medals at the Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition, San Diego International Wine Competition, San Francisco Wine Competition and Spiegelau International Wine Competition. This week she is James Halliday's Wine of the Week. "Hand-picked and whole bunch-fermented in open pots, hand-plunged for 12 days; spent 2 years in French oak (80% used, 20% new). Dense, yet vivid, crimson-purple; the powerful full-bodied palate is stacked full of layers of black fruits, licorice and dark chocolate, the tannins ripe and balanced, sustaining the long finish. A cellar special." 95 Points