Our achievements

2016

One Australian winery stands alone

McGuigan Wines has been crowned International Winemaker of the Year at the prestigious International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) in London a record four times – a world first achievement that sees our wines standing proudly alone on the world stage. 

Our passion and uncompromising dedication to crafting the finest Australian wines is reflected in our achievements, listed below.

A remarkable year for McGuigan Wines continues with our being awarded the International Winemaker of the Year at the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition and receiving the following awards:

The International Wine and Spirit Competition

International Winemaker of the Year
Australian Producer of the Year

Semillon Trophy            2003      Bin 9000 Semillon
Shiraz/Syrah Trophy      2007      Handmade Shiraz        

Gold Outstanding      2004      Shortlist Riesling
Gold Outstanding      2007      Handmade Shiraz
Gold Outstanding      2003      Bin 9000 Semillon

Gold      2006      Shortlist Shiraz

Rutherglen Wine Show

Trophy – Best Chardonnay            2015     Shortlist Chardonnay       
Trophy – Best Semillon                
2007     Bin 9000 Semillon
Trophy – Best Dry White
Wine      2007     Bin 9000 Semillon 

Top Gold      2015       Shortlist Chardonnay
Top Gold      2010       Shortlist Riesling
Top Gold      2015       Shortlist Montepulciano
Top Gold      2007       Bin 9000 Semillon

Gold      2005       Vineyard Select Semillon

The Global Syrah Masters 2016

Gold      2012       Handmade Shiraz
Gold      
2011       Farms Shiraz
Gold      2007       Handmade Shiraz
Gold      
2006       The Shortlist Shiraz

Perth Wine Show Results 2016

3 Trophies      2007       Bin 9000 Semillon

Best Wine of Show
Best White Table Wine
Best Semillon

Gold      2015      The Shortlist Chardonnay
Gold
      2007      Bin 9000 Semillon
Gold      2007      The Shortlist Semillon
Gold      2005      Vineyard Select Semillon

Hunter Valley Wine Show 2016

Gold      2014        Personal Reserve Bainton Vineyard Shiraz
Gold     
2013        Bin 9000 Semillon
Gold      2013        Personal Reserve Blackberry Vineyard Chardonnay

Cowra Wine Show 2016 

3 Trophies        2014      Personal Reserve Hunter Ridge Chardonnay

Best Single Vineyard 
Best Single Vineyard White Table Wine                              
Viticulturalist for Best Single Vineyard Table White Wine 

Gold      2015      The Shortlist Chardonnay
Gold     
2014      Personal Reserve Hunter Ridge Vineyard
Gold      2007      The Shortlist Hunter Ridge Semillon
Gold      2007      Bin 9000 Semillon
Gold      2005      Vineyard Select Semillon

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016 

Double Gold        2015      The Shortlist Semillon
Double Gold        2014      The Shortlist Chardonnay
Double Gold        2014      Personal Reserve Hunter Ridge Chardonnay
Double Gold        2008      The Shortlist Riesling

Gold       2015      The Shortlist Riesling
Gold       2014      The Shortlist GSM
Gold       2013      The Shortlist Shiraz
Gold       2013      The Shortlist Cabernet Sauvignon
Gold       2013      Farms Shiraz
Gold       2015      Personal Reserve Blackberry Chardonnay
Gold       2015      Personal Reserve Hunter Valley Chardonnay
Gold       2007      Bin 9000 Semillon
Gold       2014      Bin 9000 Semillon
Gold       2015      Bin 9000 Semillon
Gold       2013      The Shortlist Semillon
Gold       2014      The Shortlist Semillon

James Halliday Wine Companion 2017

96 points       2015      The Shortlist Semillon
96 points       2015      Personal Reserve Bainton Vineyard Shiraz (Cellar Door only)
95 points       2015      The Shortlist Riesling
95 points       2012      The Philosophy Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
94 points       2015      Personal Reserve Blackberry Vineyard Chardonnay
92 points       2014      The Shortlist Chardonnay
91 points       2014      Cellar Select Grenache
90 points       2013      The Shortlist Shiraz
90 points       2014      The Shortlist Montepulciano

International Wine Challenge

5 Trophies       2010     The Shortlist Riesling:

Eden Valley Riesling Trophy
South Australian Riesling Trophy
Australian Riesling Trophy
Australian White Trophy
International Dry Riesling Trophy

Gold        2008      The Shortlist Riesling
Gold        2009      The Shortlist Riesling
Gold        2010      The Shortlist Riesling
Gold        2007      The Shortlist Semillon

Decanter Awards

Platinum Best In Class: Best White Single-Varietal over £15 – The Shortlist Semillon 2007

Platinum – The Shortlist Riesling 2008

Gold – Bin 9000 Semillon 2007

 


2015

McGuigan was proud to receive the following awards during 2015:

China Wine and Spirits Awards

Double Gold – The Shortlist Chardonnay 2013; The Shortlist Riesling 2008; Personal Reserve Hunter Ridge Chardonnay 2014; Bin 9000 Semillon 2014; Hand Made Shiraz 2012; The Shortlist Shiraz 2012; The Shortlist Montepulciano 2013

Gold – Farms Shiraz 2012; The Shortlist Riesling 2014

Wine Showcase Magazine

91 points – Cellar Select Pinot Noir 2014

Australian Wine Showcase Award

91 points – Cellar Select Pinot Noir 2014; Bin 9000 Semillon 2015


2014

Some fantastic awards were achieved throughout 2014, with numerous wins on a global level at the International Wine and Spirit Competition, International Wine Challenge and the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Domestically the brand received 9 wines scoring over 90 points with James Halliday’s Wine Companion. Below is a brief overview of some of our fantastic achievements:

International Wine & Spirits Competition

Best Semillon in the World 2014

Gold Outstanding – The Shortlist Riesling 2005; Bin 9000 Semillon 2006

Gold – The Shortlist Semillon 2007; The Shortlist Riesling 2007; Bin 9000 Semillon 2010

James Halliday Wine Companion

94 points – The Shortlist Chardonnay 2011; The Shortlist Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
93 points – Farms Barossa Valley Shiraz 2010; Bin 9000 Semillon 2012
92 points – The Shortlist Semillon 2007
90 points – The Shortlist GSM 2010; Expressions Sauvignon Blanc 2012; Handmade Shiraz 2010

Mundus Vini (Germany)

Trophy – The Shortlist Semillon 2007

Gold – The Shortlist Semillon 2007; Handmade Shiraz 2010

International Wine Challenge

Gold – Bin 9000 Semillon 2003 / 2005; The Shortlist Riesling 2010; The Shortlist Semillon 2007


2013

James Halliday Wine Companion

90 points – Expressions Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Sydney Wine Show

91 points – Expressions Pinot Grigio 2012


To see all the awards we have won over the years, please check out our Award Winning History under the “About Us” tab.