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2023 CCL Mudgee Wine Show

Lowe Family Wine’s 2022 White Gold Chardonnay has been named the Champion Wine of Show at the 2023 CCL Mudgee Wine Show.

The wine was also dubbed the Most Outstanding White Wine of Show at last night’s annual Trophy Dinner, held at Blue Wren’s The Barn.

Winemaker Lisa Bray was named the Winemaker of the Year for the second year in a row, while Huntington Estate was awarded the Most Successful Exhibitor and Most Outstanding Red Wine for its 2021 Estate Shiraz.

Other major awards on the night went to Logan Wines’ Graeme Brown who was named Viticulturalist of the Year, Pete Logan, who was recognised as the 2023 industry hero and Yeates Wines’ Sarah Yates, who was named Mudgee Wine Young Achiever of the Year.

The 2023 CCL Mudgee Wine Show notched up an impressive 237 entries from 29 exhibitors across a range of white, red, sparkling and rose varietals.


Champion Wine of Show: Lowe Family Wine White Gold Chardonnay

Most Outstanding White Wine of Show: Lowe Family Wine Co 2022 White Gold Chardonnay

Most Successful Exhibitor: Huntington Estate

Most Outstanding Red Wine of Show: Huntington Estate 2021 Estate Shiraz

Winemaker of the Year: Lisa Bray

Viticulturalist of the Year: Graeme Brown of Logan Wines

Stein Family Trophy for Best Riesling: Robert Stein 2019 Dry Riesling

Bob Oatley Trophy for Best Chardonnay: Lowe Family Wine 2022 White Gold Chardonnay

Best White Wine (Not Chardonnay or Semillion or Riesling): Craigmoor Amphitheatre 2023 Traminer

Ian MacRae Trophy for Best Museum White Wine: Bunnamagoo Estate 2016 Riesling

Most Outstanding Sweet Wine of Show: Vinifera 2022 Easter Semillon

Best Rose of Show: Skimstone 2023 Sangiovese Rose

Robert Stein Memorial Trophy for Best Shiraz: Huntington Estate 2021 Estate Shiraz

Carlo Corino Trophy for Best Red Wine (Not Shiraz or Cabernet): Robert Stein 2022 Bluhen Montepulciano

Best Mudgee Classic Blend of Show: Huntington Estate 2021 Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon

Best Museum Red Trophy: LMB Wines 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

Most Outstanding Fortified Wine of Show: Huntington Estate 2018 Vintage Fortified Shiraz

Most Outstanding Cellar Door: Heslop Wines

Mudgee Wine Heroes & Icons Award: Pete Logan

Mudgee Wine Young Achiever Award: Sarah Yeates