McGuigan Wines has been named the Australian Winery of the Year for the second year running at the prestigious New York International Wine Competition.

In addition to the Winery of the Year win, McGuigans also took home two double gold medals, six golds, nine silvers and six bronze awards, which Chief Winemaker, Neil McGuigan said demonstrated the winery’s team and focus on making quality wines.

“We are delighted to have been named Australian Winery of the Year for the second time at such a prestigious wine competition,” McGuigan said.

“Our winemaking philosophy is all about making the wine the hero and we are committed to over-delivering at every price point, as demonstrated by this award, which, like other US wine shows, is judged by price bracket.

“To have success across a range of both red and white varietals, across every price segment from entry level to super premium is a great achievement and highlights the dedicated focus of our viticultural and winemaking teams to driving quality throughout the entire portfolio.

“We are excited about the US and are making great strides, having re-entered the market at a time of growing interest in premium Australian wines.”

The double golds were awarded to McGuigan Shortlist 2010 and McGuigan Semillon 2014, with a number of other Australian wineries also taking out top awards. Double golds were also awarded to Bird in Hand’s 2016 Merlot, Barossa Valley Wine Company’s 2014 Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre and Taylors’ 2015 St Andrews Shiraz.

There were also other individual awards to other wineries including: Australia Eden Valley Winery of the Year – Irvine; Australia Merlot Winery of the Year – Bird in Hand; New South Wales Winery of the Year – McWilliams Wines; Australia Petit Verdot Winery of the Year – Kingston Estates; Australia Shiraz Winery of the Year – Taylors; Riverland Winery of the Year – Mallee Estates.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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