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919 Classic Muscat - Fortified Wine of the Year

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

We are excited to announce that 919 Wines has taken out the award for Fortified Wine of the Year from Winestate Magazine. Our winemaker, Eric Semmler, was named runner up Winemaker of the Year.

Fortified Wine of the Year

Finalist Fortified Wine of the Year

919 Wines Classic Muscat was named Fortified Wine of the Year from five finalists, including 919 Classic Topaque and three others. Winestate Magazine assesses over 10,000 wines a year before selecting the award from five finalists.

Runner up winemaker of the year

“This award is an amazing and unexpected result for 919 Wines and reinforces our reputation as one of Australia’s best fortified wine producers. Sustainable organic viticultural practices, together with experienced and respectful winemaking practices has lead to this outstanding result ”, said winemaker Eric Semmler.  “This award contributes to the Riverland’s standing as a region to watch for exciting high quality wines. For 919 Wines, it continues to build our brand and reinforces our reputation as an established regional leader with exceptional quality products.

This outstanding result would not be possible without a solid and passionate team behind us. I would also like to acknowledge Winestate Magazine, who continue to be an important forum for assessing Australian and international wines for stylistic excellence.”

919 Wines has won a number of awards in the past, including the Adelaide Review Wine of the Year, the Alternative Varieties Wine Show Organic Wine of the Year and the Winestate Organic Wine of the Year. Eric has previously been awarded Winestate Australian Winemaker of the Year and the Riverland Winemaker of the Year.

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919 Classic Muscat - Fortified Wine of the Year

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

We are excited to announce that 919 Wines has taken out the award for Fortified Wine of the Year from Winestate Magazine. Our winemaker, Eric Semmler, was named runner up Winemaker of the Year.

Fortified Wine of the Year

Finalist Fortified Wine of the Year

919 Wines Classic Muscat was named Fortified Wine of the Year from five finalists, including 919 Classic Topaque and three others. Winestate Magazine assesses over 10,000 wines a year before selecting the award from five finalists.

Runner up winemaker of the year

“This award is an amazing and unexpected result for 919 Wines and reinforces our reputation as one of Australia’s best fortified wine producers. Sustainable organic viticultural practices, together with experienced and respectful winemaking practices has lead to this outstanding result ”, said winemaker Eric Semmler.  “This award contributes to the Riverland’s standing as a region to watch for exciting high quality wines. For 919 Wines, it continues to build our brand and reinforces our reputation as an established regional leader with exceptional quality products.

This outstanding result would not be possible without a solid and passionate team behind us. I would also like to acknowledge Winestate Magazine, who continue to be an important forum for assessing Australian and international wines for stylistic excellence.”

919 Wines has won a number of awards in the past, including the Adelaide Review Wine of the Year, the Alternative Varieties Wine Show Organic Wine of the Year and the Winestate Organic Wine of the Year. Eric has previously been awarded Winestate Australian Winemaker of the Year and the Riverland Winemaker of the Year.

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2021 results

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

919 Wines has had another solid year of wine show results in 2021 although we entered a reduced number of shows this year due to a smaller 2020 vintage. We like to benchmark our wines against other winemakers and regions so that we continue to keep the quality of our product high, and our wines in line with changing consumer tastes and winemaking trends. 

Here are our top results for 2021:

Wine name

Medal listing or points

Wineshows

919 Reserve Collection NV Palomino, Pale Dry Apera

Shortlisted

2021 Winestate Magazine Sweet White & Fortifieds

919 Reserve Collection Classic  Muscat

Finalist

2021 Winestate WOTY taste off

919 Reserve Collection Classic  Topaque

Finalist

2021 Winestate WOTY taste off

919 Limited Release 2020 Vintage fortified

Top in category

2021 Winestate Magazine River Regions

919 Reserve Collection 2020 Shiraz

Top in category

2021 Winestate Magazine River Regions

919 Reserve Collection 2018 Touriga Nacional

Top in category

2021 Winestate Magazine River Regions

919 Reserve Collection Classic  Muscat

Top in category

2021 Winestate Magazine Sweet White & Fortifieds

919 Reserve Collection Classic  Topaque

Top in category

2021 Winestate Magazine Sweet White & Fortifieds

919 Reserve Collection Classic  Tawny

Top in category

2021 Winestate Magazine Sweet White & Fortifieds

919 Reserve Collection 2018 Sangiovese

91

2021 Winestate Magazine Organic & Biodynamic

919 Reserve Collection 2018 Touriga Nacional

93

2021 Winestate Magazine Organic & Biodynamic

919 Reserve Collection 2020 Shiraz

94

2021 Winestate Magazine Organic & Biodynamic

919 Reserve Collection 2021 Petit Manseng

94

2021 Winestate Magazine New Releases

919 Reserve Collection 2020 Shiraz

94

2021 Winestate WOTY taste off

919 Limited Release 2020 Vintage fortified

96

2021 Winestate WOTY taste off

919 Reserve Collection NV Palomino, Pale Dry Apera

96

2021 Winestate WOTY taste off

919 Reserve Collection 2018 Touriga Nacional

98

2021 Winestate WOTY taste off

919 Reserve Collection Classic  Tawny

98

2021 Winestate WOTY taste off

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2021 results

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

919 Wines has had another solid year of wine show results in 2021 although we entered a reduced number of shows this year due to a smaller 2020 vintage. We like to benchmark our wines against other winemakers and regions so that we continue to keep the quality of our product high, and our wines in line with changing consumer tastes and winemaking trends. 

Here are our top results for 2021:

Wine name

Medal listing or points

Wineshows

919 Reserve Collection NV Palomino, Pale Dry Apera

Shortlisted

2021 Winestate Magazine Sweet White & Fortifieds

919 Reserve Collection Classic  Muscat

Finalist

2021 Winestate WOTY taste off

919 Reserve Collection Classic  Topaque

Finalist

2021 Winestate WOTY taste off

919 Limited Release 2020 Vintage fortified

Top in category

2021 Winestate Magazine River Regions

919 Reserve Collection 2020 Shiraz

Top in category

2021 Winestate Magazine River Regions

919 Reserve Collection 2018 Touriga Nacional

Top in category

2021 Winestate Magazine River Regions

919 Reserve Collection Classic  Muscat

Top in category

2021 Winestate Magazine Sweet White & Fortifieds

919 Reserve Collection Classic  Topaque

Top in category

2021 Winestate Magazine Sweet White & Fortifieds

919 Reserve Collection Classic  Tawny

Top in category

2021 Winestate Magazine Sweet White & Fortifieds

919 Reserve Collection 2018 Sangiovese

91

2021 Winestate Magazine Organic & Biodynamic

919 Reserve Collection 2018 Touriga Nacional

93

2021 Winestate Magazine Organic & Biodynamic

919 Reserve Collection 2020 Shiraz

94

2021 Winestate Magazine Organic & Biodynamic

919 Reserve Collection 2021 Petit Manseng

94

2021 Winestate Magazine New Releases

919 Reserve Collection 2020 Shiraz

94

2021 Winestate WOTY taste off

919 Limited Release 2020 Vintage fortified

96

2021 Winestate WOTY taste off

919 Reserve Collection NV Palomino, Pale Dry Apera

96

2021 Winestate WOTY taste off

919 Reserve Collection 2018 Touriga Nacional

98

2021 Winestate WOTY taste off

919 Reserve Collection Classic  Tawny

98

2021 Winestate WOTY taste off

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We're seeing stars!

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

We are pleased to let you know our latest successes on the show circuit:

919 2017 Durif: Finalist Alternative Red Wine of the Year Winestate Magazine (top 5)

919 2018 Touriga Nacional: Finalist Alternative Red Wine of the Year Winestate Magazine (top 5)

919 2018 Petit Manseng: Finalist Alternative White Wine of the Year Winestate Magazine (top 5)

919 2018 Touriga Nacional: Trophy Riverland Wine Show Best Organic Wine

919 2018 Touriga Nacional: Trophy Riverland Wine Show Best Alternative Variety

919 2018 Touriga Nacional: Trophy Riverland Wine Show Best Single Vineyard Riverland Wine

 

 

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We're seeing stars!

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

We are pleased to let you know our latest successes on the show circuit:

919 2017 Durif: Finalist Alternative Red Wine of the Year Winestate Magazine (top 5)

919 2018 Touriga Nacional: Finalist Alternative Red Wine of the Year Winestate Magazine (top 5)

919 2018 Petit Manseng: Finalist Alternative White Wine of the Year Winestate Magazine (top 5)

919 2018 Touriga Nacional: Trophy Riverland Wine Show Best Organic Wine

919 2018 Touriga Nacional: Trophy Riverland Wine Show Best Alternative Variety

919 2018 Touriga Nacional: Trophy Riverland Wine Show Best Single Vineyard Riverland Wine

 

 

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919 Impresses International Trade Judges

Posted by Daniel Wasiewicz on

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a number of awards at the 2017 Melbourne International Wine Competition!

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919 Impresses International Trade Judges

Posted by Daniel Wasiewicz on

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a number of awards at the 2017 Melbourne International Wine Competition!

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The Hot 100

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

919 Wines has picked up a listing in the Adelaide Review Hot 100 2016 for the 919 Reserve Touriga Nacional in the class "Fruit Forward with Finesse". Read the review here.

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The Hot 100

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

919 Wines has picked up a listing in the Adelaide Review Hot 100 2016 for the 919 Reserve Touriga Nacional in the class "Fruit Forward with Finesse". Read the review here.

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