Two of our premium alcohol-removed wines were selected as finalists in the Drink Easy Awards ‘Best Non-Alcoholic Drinks in Australia’ category this year.
Evaluated by a broad and diverse range of judges, and held annually in Australia, these awards showcase the best of Australian beverage creation and celebrate the culture that surrounds brewing, distilling and fermenting.
Our two premium wines, the fresh and delicious Premium Reserve Sparkling Blanc de Blanc and our luscious and classically Australian Premium Reserve Sparkling Shiraz, both placed in the top 10 in the highly competitive non-alcoholic drinks category. Featuring many amazing non-alcoholic brands leading the way and showcasing the quality and innovation in the non-alcoholic beverage category in Australia, it is an honour to have our two wines recognised in these awards.
Our award-winning wines also took out the top 5 places in the non-alcoholic wine sub-category. Our Premium Reserve Sparkling Blanc de Blanc, Premium Reserve Sparkling Shiraz, Sparkling Cuvee, Sauvignon Blanc and Hearth Mulled Wine were all given well-deserved recognition.
What did the judges have to say?
Premium Reserve Sparkling Blanc de Blanc
“Fermented and yeasty nose. Good texture. Carbonation carries fruitiness and slight complexity to the end. Good balance and good dry finish. Very attractive.”
Premium Reserve Sparkling Shiraz
“Cranberry, dusty red wine barrels and brambles. Think Christmas Day, hot sun, and roast turkey. Sweet but with a native currant astringency that makes the drink sing.”
“Great mouth and tingle at back of throat. Citrusy and a great palate cleanser. A hint of sweetness but enough astringency to make your mouth salivate. Great way to start a meal.”
“Crisp and dry. Muted and subtle acidity with good primary fruit characters. Absolute refreshment. Can stand tall amongst its alcoholic siblings.”
“Christmas in a bottle! You get a lovely dose of cloves. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth or as a digestif.”