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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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We have changed organic Certifier

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

As of 22 June 2020 we have changed organic certifier.

We are now certified with Southern Cross Certified. Our organic products from 2020 vintage forwards will carry their certification mark. 

Eligible wines produced from 2011 to 2020 carry the Australian Certified Organic mark. While we will be removed from their website, our products were eligible for the mark and the certification for those products is still valid. 

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We have changed organic Certifier

Posted by Jenny Semmler on

As of 22 June 2020 we have changed organic certifier.

We are now certified with Southern Cross Certified. Our organic products from 2020 vintage forwards will carry their certification mark. 

Eligible wines produced from 2011 to 2020 carry the Australian Certified Organic mark. While we will be removed from their website, our products were eligible for the mark and the certification for those products is still valid. 

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A surprise win!

Posted by Eric Semmler on

We were still celebrating the Women in Wine Awards when a courier dropped off a parcel. To our surprise we had won the Best Organic Wine in the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show, and we hadn't even known!

We hastily looked up the results: Gold and Trophy for the 919 Pale Dry Apera, and a silver for the 919 2015 Reserve Collection Touriga Nacional. 

Surprise!

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A surprise win!

Posted by Eric Semmler on

We were still celebrating the Women in Wine Awards when a courier dropped off a parcel. To our surprise we had won the Best Organic Wine in the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show, and we hadn't even known!

We hastily looked up the results: Gold and Trophy for the 919 Pale Dry Apera, and a silver for the 919 2015 Reserve Collection Touriga Nacional. 

Surprise!

Read more


New Releases

Posted by Eric Semmler on

Our 2015 Touriga Nacional is now available. This wine was recently featured in the Adelaide Advertiser's Top 100 Wines, and has been selected by Wine Australia to showcase the best of Australian wines in Shanghai for the traders dinner. It was successfully exhibited at the Gems of the Riverland tasting at the London Wine Fair earlier this year.

Touriga Nacional is a lovely complex wine of medium weight and moderate alcohol. It has intense aromas of cherry, spice, cinnamon and smokey small goods with a lingering sweet/sour and savoury finish. The wine benefits from being opened 15-20 minutes before service and may throw a crust from two years of age. We love Touriga Nacional with char-grilled quail, Asian style duck or sticky pork ribs.

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New Releases

Posted by Eric Semmler on

Our 2015 Touriga Nacional is now available. This wine was recently featured in the Adelaide Advertiser's Top 100 Wines, and has been selected by Wine Australia to showcase the best of Australian wines in Shanghai for the traders dinner. It was successfully exhibited at the Gems of the Riverland tasting at the London Wine Fair earlier this year.

Touriga Nacional is a lovely complex wine of medium weight and moderate alcohol. It has intense aromas of cherry, spice, cinnamon and smokey small goods with a lingering sweet/sour and savoury finish. The wine benefits from being opened 15-20 minutes before service and may throw a crust from two years of age. We love Touriga Nacional with char-grilled quail, Asian style duck or sticky pork ribs.

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