Liberty Wines named SWA Australia/New Zealand Merchant of the Year

The 2019 Sommelier Wine Awards have been announced and we are delighted to have been named Australia/New Zealand Merchant of the Year. Three of our wines have scooped trophies - the Alpha Zeta Terrapieno Pinot Grigio 2018 has been awarded a ‘By The Glass’ Trophy, while the Amalaya Gran Corte Malbec 2017 and Spice Route Pinotage 2017 both picked up a ‘Food Match’ Trophy.

Among our 25 Gold medal winners are Tinpot Hut Sauvignon Blanc 2018, M/S Sangiovese Rosé 2018, Willunga 100 The Tithing Grenache 2016 and The Hundred Clarendon Grenache 2017, and Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs NV, Rosé Réserve NV and Blanc des Millénaires 2004, as well as wines from Akarua, Bruno Rocca, Burn Cottage, Capezzana, Dreissigacker, Fairview, Framingham, Herdade do Peso, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, La Croix de Saint Jean, Mitolo, Massolino, Pieropan, Ca dei Frati, Quinta dos Carvalhais and Tolpuddle Vineyard. Please see below for the full list of our trophy and gold medal winning wines. If you would like any more information on these wines, please contact your sales representative. 

All wines are tasted blind and awarded accolades based on food-friendliness, versatility, typicity, personality and value for money. Judges for the awards are a mix of sommeliers and buyers who are currently working for restaurants and hotels. For more information on the Sommelier Wine Awards, please visit the competition website.

Trophy Winners

Alpha Zeta Terrapieno Pinot Grigio 2018 - By The Glass Trophy
Amalaya Gran Corte Malbec 2017 - Food Match Trophy
Spice Route Pinotage 2017 - Food Match Trophy 

Gold Medal Winners

Tinpot Hut Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Willunga 100 The Tithing McLaren Vale Grenache 2016
Willunga 100 The Hundred Clarendon McLaren Vale Grenache 2017
Charles Heidsieck Rosé Réserve NV
Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 2004
Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs NV
Akarua Rosé Brut NV
Akarua Pinot Noir 2017
Bruno Rocca Barbaresco Rabajá 2015
Burn Cottage Moonlight Race Pinot Noir 2015
Capezzana Vin Santo di Carmignano 2011
Dreissigacker Morstein Riesling 2014
Fairview La Beryl Blanc 2017
Framingham Marlborough Noble Riesling 2018
Herdade do Peso Alentejo Reserva 2015
Inniskillin Riesling Icewine 2017
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2018
La Croix de Saint Jean `Lo Mainatge` Minervois 2015
M/S Sangiovese Rosé 2018
Mitolo Jester Shiraz 2016
Massolino Barolo Margheria 2015 (available in autumn 2019)
Pieropan La Rocca Soave Classico 2016
Ca dei Frati Brolettino 2017
Quinta dos Carvalhais Branco Especial NV
Tolpuddle Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017