BOWRAL, December 4, 2023 — The heart of the Southern Highlands pulsated with excitement last Friday night, as the Australian Highlands Wine Show 2023 unfolded its prestigious awards ceremony at the enchanting Centennial Vineyards in Bowral. This evening, attended by a vibrant gathering of 70 supporters, showcased the excellence and diversity of Australian Highlands’ winemaking prowess.

Amongst the vineyard-laden backdrop, the distinguished panel of judges meticulously evaluated an impressive array of entries, and the following wines emerged victorious, marking their rightful place as the best in their respective categories:

Best Wine in Show Corang Estate 2022 Tumbarumba Chardonnay

Best White Wine in Show Corang Estate 2022 Tumbarumba Chardonnay

Best Red Wine in Show Angullong 2022 Fossil Hill Barbera

Best Red Wine Blend in Show Corang Estate 2022 El Tinto

Best Sparkling Wine in Show Centennial Vineyards NV Limited Blanc de Blancs

Best Pinot Gris/Grigio in Show Allegiance Wines 2023 Emily Jane Tumbarumba Pinot Grigio

Best Riesling in Show Centennial Vineyards 2023 Road Block Riesling 1012

Best Sauvignon Blanc in Show Artemis Wines 2023 Sauvignon Blanc

Best Chardonnay in Show Corang Estate 2022 Tumbarumba Chardonnay

Best Other Single White Varietal in Show Tallagandra Hill Winery The Diplomat 2023 Viognier

Best Rosé in Show Sapling Yard 2023 The Four Pinots Pinot Gris

Best Pinot Noir in Show Bendooley Estate 2019 Reserve Pinot Noir

Best Shiraz in Show Centennial Vineyards 2022 Limited Release Bridge Creek Shiraz

Best Cabernet Sauvignon in Show Tallagandra Hill Winery 2022 The Gundaroo Cabbie Cabernet Sauvignon

Best Other Single Red Varietal in Show Angullong 2022 Fossil Hill Barbera

These exceptional wines not only exemplify the mastery of their respective winemakers, but also spotlight the unique terroir and climate of the Australian Highlands (over 500m in altitude). The diversity in varietals showcased underscores the region’s dynamic viticultural landscape.

The Australian Highlands Wine Show 2023 winners truly embody the essence of excellence, tradition, and innovation in winemaking. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the victorious wineries, whose dedication to crafting exceptional wines contributes to the continued growth and acclaim of the Australian Highlands as premier wine-producing regions.

Business Southern Highlands organised the Australian Highlands Wine Show 2023, taking over activities previously arranged by the Southern Highlands Food and Wine Association.