The Awards

The Awards

Pepper Tree Wines is one of the most awarded boutique wineries in Australia amassing a show record out of all proportion to its size. This includes the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy in 2001 for a Pepper Tree Cabernet Sauvignon and in 1999 the Trophy for Best Merlot Worldwide at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London.

 

In recent times, Pepper Tree has also taken out in consecutive years, the Trophy for the ‘Best Individual Vineyard’ Cabernet of show at the Limestone Coast Wine Show in 2011 and 2012. In 2015 Pepper Tree also amassed an amazing 5 Trophies at the Limestone Coast Wine Show including Best Cabernet, Best Single Vineyard Wine, Best Red Wine of Show, Champion Wine of Show and the International Judges Trophy. This is also reinforced by the five-star ratings Pepper Tree Wines has received from James Halliday in his Australian Wine Companion over the past years.

Recent Accolades

Limestone Coast Wine Show 2016

2013 Elderslee Road Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 35) – 4 TROPHIES & GOLD

Best Individual Vineyard Trophy

Bill Redman Trophy for Best Wine of Show
David Wynn Trophy for the Best Red Wine of Show
H.R. (Ron) Haselgrove Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon of Show

2013 Block 21A Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 35) – GOLD
2014 The Gravels Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Shiraz Viognier (Class 31) – GOLD
2014 Block 21A Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 34) – Silver
2014 Calcare Single Vineyard Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 34) – Silver
2014 8R Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Merlot (Class 25) – Bronze
2016 Limited Release Wrattonbully Pinot Gris (Class 18) – Bronze
2015 Limited Release Wrattonbully Tempranillo (Class 23) – Bronze

Halliday Australian Cabernet Challenge 2016

2013 Calcare Single Vineyard Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 9) – GOLD
2013 Block 21A Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 9) – Silver
2013 Elderslee Road Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 9) – Silver
2014 Block 21A Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 9) – Bronze
2014 Calcare Single Vineyard Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 9) – Bronze
2014 Elderslee Road Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 9) – Bronze

Halliday Top 100 2016

2014 Pepper Tree Wrattonbully Merlot – 94 points – Top 20 Reds Under $25

Hunter Valley Wine Show 2016

2014 ‘Tallavera’ Limited Release Shiraz (Class 30) – Silver
2014 Limited Release Shiraz (Class 16) – Silver
2014 ‘CF Block’ Limited Release Shiraz (Class 30) – Bronze
2014 ‘Tallawanta’ Single Vineyard Shiraz (Class 30) – Bronze
2014 ‘Coquun’ Single Vineyard Shiraz (Class 30) – Bronze
2016 ‘Alluvius’ Single Vineyard Semillon (Class 23) – Bronze
2016 Limited Release Semillon (Class 1) – Bronze
2016 Limited Release Verdelho (Class 3) – Bronze

Royal Queensland Wine Show 2016

2013 ‘Block 21A’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 43) – GOLD
2013 ‘Calcare’ Single Vineyard Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 43) – Silver
2013 ‘8R’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Merlot (Class 47) – Bronze

Royal Sydney Wine Show 2016

2015 ‘Venus Block’ Single Vineyard Orange Chardonnay (Class12) – Silver
2013 ‘Block 21A’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 27) – Silver
2015 Limited Release Wrattonbully Tempranillo (Class 39) – Bronze
2014 ‘Calcare’ Single Vineyard Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 26) – Bronze
2014 ‘CF Block’ Limited Release Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 33) – Bronze
2014 ‘Block 21A’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 26) – Bronze

Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016

2014 ‘Block 21A’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 25) – Silver
2013 ‘Calcare’ Single Vineyard Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 26) – Silver
2014 ‘Elderslee Road’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 25) – Bronze
2014 ‘Calcare’ Single Vineyard Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 25) – Bronze
2013 ‘Elderslee Road’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 26) – Bronze

Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2016

2014 ‘Tallawanta’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 43) – GOLD
2013 ‘Block 21A’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 48) – Silver
2016 Limited Release Wrattonbully Pinot Gris (Class 28) – Bronze

NSW Wine Awards 2016

2016 ‘Alluvius’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Semillon (Class 4) – Silver
2015 ‘Venus Block’ Single Vineyard Orange Chardonnay (Class 6) – Silver
2015 Limited Release Orange Chardonnay (Class 6) – Bronze
2014 ‘Coquun’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 12) – Bronze

Orange Wine Show 2016

2015 Pepper Tree Orange Chardonnay (Class 04A) – GOLD
2015 Venus Block Single Vineyard Orange Chardonnay (Class 04A) – Bronze
2015 Limited Release Orange Chardonnay (Class 04A) – Bronze

The Great Australian Red 2016

2014 ‘Strandlines’ Grand Reserve Wrattonbully Cabernet Shiraz – Bronze
2013 ‘Strandlines’ Grand Reserve Wrattonbully Cabernet Shiraz – Bronze

Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia 2016

2015 Venus Block Single Vineyard Orange Chardonnay (Class 8) – Silver
2016 Alluvius Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Chardonnay (Class 6) – Silver

Limestone Coast Wine Show 2017

2014 ‘Calcare’ Single Vineyard Coonawarra Cabernet Sauviginon (Class 35) — GOLD

2013 ‘Calcare’ Single Vineyard Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 36) — GOLD

2013 ‘Block 21A’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 36) — GOLD

2013 ‘The Gravels’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Shiraz Viognier (Class 33) — GOLD

Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2017

2013 ‘Block 21A’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 48) — Silver

2015 Limited Release Orange Shiraz (Class 43) — Silver

2017 Limited Release Hunter Valley Vermentino (Class 30) — Bronze

2016 ‘Venus Block’ Single Vineyard Orange Chardonnay (Class 17) — Bronze

2013 ‘8R’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Merlot (Class 52) — Bronze

Orange Wine Show 2017

2017 Limited Release Orange Rosé Pinot Noir (Class 08) — GOLD

2016 ‘Venus Block’ Single Vineyard Orange Chardonnay (Class 04A) — GOLD

2014 ‘Silenus’ Limited Release Sparkling Orange Chardonnay Pinot Noir (Class 01) — Silver

2016 Pepper Tree Orange Chardonnay (Class 04A) — Bronze

2015 Limited Release Orange Shiraz (Class 11) — Bronze

Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2017

2013 ‘Calcare’ Single Vineyard Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 29) — GOLD

2015 ‘Elderslee Road’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 27) — Bronze

2014 ‘Block 21A’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 28) — Bronze

2014 ‘Calcare’ Single Vineyard Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 28) — Bronze

Royal Queensland Wine Show 2017

2014 ‘Block 21A’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 41) — GOLD

2015 ‘Venus Block’ Single Vineyard Chardonnay (Class 17) — Bronze

2015 Limited Release Orange Shiraz (Class 37) — Bronze

2014 ‘Elderslee Road’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 41) — Bronze

NSW Wine Awards 2017

2017 Limited Release Orange Rosé Pinot Noir (Class 09) — Silver

2014 ‘Tallavera’  Limited Release Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 11) — Silver

2017 Limited Release Hunter Valley Verdelho (Class 06) — Bronze

2017 Pepper Tree Hunter Valley Verdelho (Class 06) — Bronze

2014 Limited Release Orange Shiraz (Class 11) — Bronze

Hunter Valley Wine Show 2017

2014 ‘CF Block’ Limited Release Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 30) — Silver

2017 Limited Release Hunter Valley Verdelho (Class 03) — Bronze

2016 Limited Release Hunter Valley Chardonnay (Class 09) — Bronze

2014 ‘Tallavera’ Limited Release Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 30) — Bronze

2014 ‘Coquun’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 30) — Bronze

2013 ‘Tallawanta’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 30) — Bronze

2011 ‘Tallawanta’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 16) — Bronze

Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2017

2013 ‘Block 21A’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon – GOLD

2013 ‘Coquun’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz — Silver

2013 ‘The Gravels’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Shiraz Viognier — Silver

2013 ‘8R’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Merlot — Silver 2015 Pepper Tree Cool Climates Shiraz — Silver

2016 ‘Venus Block’ Single Vineyard Orange Chardonnay – Bronze

2013 ‘Elderslee Road’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon — Bronze

2015 Pepper Tree Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon — Bronze

2015 Pepper Tree Wrattonbully Merlot — Bronze

Limestone Coast Wine Show 2018

2016 ‘P.J.P’ Super Premium Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 29) – GOLD

Orange Wine Show 2018

2018 Limited Release Orange Riesling (Class 02) – Trophy & Top GOLD

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019

2016 ‘P.J.P.’ Super Premium Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon – DOUBLE GOLD
2017 ‘Tallavera’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz – GOLD
2014 ‘Elderslee Road’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Cabernet Sauvignon –GOLD
2016 Pepper Tree Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon – GOLD

Orange Wine Show 2019

2017 ‘Venus Block’ Single Vineyard Orange Chardonnay (Class 04A) – GOLD
2019 Limited Release Orange Riesling (Class 02) – GOLD

Hunter Valley Wine Show 2019

019 Pepper Tree Verdelho (Class 03) – GOLD

2017 ‘Tallavera’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 18) – Silver

2019 Limited Release Hunter Valley Verdelho (Class 03) – Bronze

2018 ‘Tallavera’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 13) – Bronze

2018 ‘Coquun’ Hunter Valley Premium Shiraz (Class 13) – Bronze

2018 ‘Venator’ Limited Release Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 13) – Bronze

2017 ‘Claude’ Limited Release Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 18) – Bronze

2014 ‘Coquun’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 18) – Bronze

Limestone Coast Wine Show 2019

2019 Limited Release Coonawarra Rosé (Class 7) – Silver
2016 ‘Elderslee Road’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 30) – Silver
2016 ‘Block 21A’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 30) – Silver
2016 ‘Calcare’ Single Vineyard Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 30) – Silver
2016 ‘The Gravels’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Shiraz (Class 27) – Silver
2018 Pepper Tree Pinot Gris (Class 18) – Bronze
2017 ‘8R’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Merlot (Class 22) – Bronze
2017 ‘The Pebbles’ Limited Release Wrattonbully Shiraz Viognier (Class 23) – Bronze
2017 Limited Release Wrattonbully Pinot Gris (Class 18) – Bronze
2017 Limited Release Wrattonbully Chardonnay (Class 19) – Bronze
2016 ‘P.J.P.’ Super Premium Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 30) – Bronze
2016 ‘Classics’ Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon | Merlot | Petit Verdot (Class 24) – Bronze

NSW Wine Awards 2019

2018 ‘Coquun’ Hunter Valley Premium Shiraz (Class 21) – GOLD
2017 ‘Claude’ Limited Release Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 21) – GOLD
2018 ‘Claude’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 21) – Silver
2019 ‘Stone Mountain’ Single Vineyard Orange Riesling (Class 03) – Bronze
2019 ‘Alluvius-BM’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Semillon (Class05) – Bronze
2019 Limited Release Orange Riesling (Class 03) – Bronze
2019 Limited Release Hunter Valley Semillon (Class 05) – Bronze
2018 ‘Tallavera’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 21) – Bronze
2018 ‘Venator’ Limited Release Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 21) – Bronze
2018 Limited Release Orange Shiraz (Class 21) – Bronze
2017 ‘Tallavera’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 21) – Bronze
2017 ‘Venator’ Limited Release Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 21) – Bronze

Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2019

2019 ‘Alluvius-TV’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Semillon (Class 15) – Silver
2018 ‘Tallavera’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 35) – Silver
2018 Limited Release Orange Shiraz (Class 35) – Bronze

Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2019

2019 ‘Stone Mountain’ Single Vineyard Orange Riesling (Class 1) – Silver
2019 Limited Release Orange Riesling (Class 1) – Silver

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2020

2018 ‘Robustum’ Platinum Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Shiraz
DOUBLE GOLD
2017 Pepper Tree Wrattonbully | Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon – GOLD
2017 ‘The Pebbles’ Limited Release Wrattonbully Shiraz Viognier – GOLD
2017 ‘Venator’ Limited Release Hunter Valley Shiraz – Silver
2017 Limited Release Wrattonbully Chardonnay – Silver
2017 Pepper Tree Cool Climates Shiraz – Bronze

Riverina Open Wine Show 2020

2018 ‘Calcare’ Single Vineyard Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 11)
TROPHY & GOLD
TROPHY | Best Cabernet Sauvignon
2020 Limited Release Coonawarra Rosé (Class 08) – Silver
2018 ‘Coquun’ Premium Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 10) – Bronze
2019 ‘Stone Mountain’ Single Vineyard Orange Riesling (Class 01) – Bronze
2019 ‘Alluvius-BM’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Semillon (Class 03) – Bronze

Hunter Valley Wine Show 2020

2019 ‘Alluvius-BM’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Semillon (Class 09) – Silver
2019 ‘Tallawanta’ Single Heritage Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 13) – Silver
2018 ‘Coquun’ Premium Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 18) – Silver
2018 ‘Alluvius-TV’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Semillon (Class 16) – Silver
2014 ‘Alluvius’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Semillon (Class 16) – Silver
2019 ‘Red Hill’ Limited Release Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 13) – Bronze
2018 ‘Tallavera’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 18) – Bronze
2017 ‘Tallavera’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 19) – Bronze

NSW Wine Awards 2020

2017 ‘Venus Block’ Single Vineyard Orange Chardonnay (Class 12) – GOLD
2015 ‘Silenus’ Sparkling Orange Pinot Noir Chardonnay (Class 01) – Bronze
2019 ‘Venus Block’ Single Vineyard Orange Chardonnay (Class 11) – Bronze
2018 Limited Release Orange Shiraz (Class 21) – Bronze
2019 ‘Coquun’ Premium Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 21) – Bronze
2020 ‘Fruitloop’ Limited Release Hunter Valley Verdelho (Class 29) – Bronze

Adelaide Royal Wine Show 2020

2018 ‘Coquun’ Premium Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 30) – Silver
2019 ‘Four Clones’ Limited Release Orange Chardonnay (Class 2) – Bronze
2019 ‘Stone Mountain’ Single Vineyard Orange Riesling (Class 6) – Bronze
2019 Limited Release Orange Riesling (Class 6) – Bronze
2019 ‘Alluvius-BM’ Single Vineyard Hunter Valley Semillon (Class 9) – Bronze
2018 ‘Calcare’ Single Vineyard Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 25) – Bronze
2018 ‘Block 21A’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Cabernet Sauvignon (Class 25) – Bronze
2018 ‘The Gravels’ Single Vineyard Wrattonbully Shiraz (Class 30) – Bronze
2017 ‘Coquun’ Premium Hunter Valley Shiraz (Class 31) – Bronze
2018 ‘Strandlines’ Wrattonbully Cabernet Shiraz (Class 50) – Bronze