We are absolutely thrilled to congratulate our winemaker, Peter Fraser, on his award for Australia’s best winemaker at James Halliday’s Wine Companion awards
We are absolutely thrilled to congratulate our winemaker, Peter Fraser, on his award for Australia’s best winemaker at James Halliday’s Wine Companion awards last night. Halliday selected Peter and Yangarra from more than 1,300 Australian wineries to award this prestigious title. He also released the scores of his new 2016 Wine Companion book, with all ten of Yangarra’s new release wines at 94 points and above! We couldn't be happier.
Pete says... “To win the winemaker of the year is very exciting for Yangarra, but also very humbling considering the quality of wine that some of the great producers are creating. We have had quiet and organic growth since we began growing and making wines at Yangarra in 2001, and many people have not heard of us. So an award like this hopefully creates an interest for new people to try our wine that have not previously. But ultimately it is business as usual, continuing our journey to understand our land better and showcase the wines our place delivers, and that people hopefully want to drink and to cellar.”
He also wanted to stress that the award recognises a team effort, thanking in particular our property’s owner Barbara Banke and the Jackson Family, our vineyard manager Michael Lane, and our winemakers Shelley Torresan and Charlie Seppelt for making this award possible.
Pete’s honesty, level head, uncompromising approach, innovation, and understanding of our vineyard make him such a deserving winner of this award AND... he's an all round fantastic boss! However, he says it’s all about having a great vineyard, and passionate and dedicated staff.
Please see below for all of the scores that we received. Since we began this journey back in 2001, we have been so delighted to see our wines steadily gain respect and critical acclaim, culminating in this achievement. As you all well know, many of our wines are in limited releases.
2016 AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION RESULTS
2014 Yangarra Estate Vineyard Roussanne – 94 points (sold out)
2014 Yangarra Estate Vineyard Viognier – 95 points (sold out)
2013 Yangarra Estate Vineyard Shiraz – 96 points
2013 Yangarra Estate Vineyard GSM – 95 points
2013 Yangarra Estate Vineyard Old Vine Grenache – 95 points
2013 Yangarra Small Pot Ceramic Egg Grenache – 96 points (limited)
2013 Yangarra Small Pot Whole Bunch Shiraz – 96 points (limited)
2013 Yangarra Roux Beaute Roussanne – 96 points (limited - 3 bottlesmax order)
2012 Yangarra Ironheart Shiraz – 97 points (limited)
2012 Yangarra High Sands Grenache – 97 points (limited – 3 bottles max order)
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