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Winning Streak Continues for Tamburlaine

Tamburlaine Organic Wines has recently taken out a Gold, two Silvers and a Bronze at the 2020 London Wine Competition. Managing Director, Mark Davidson, said this international win was significant with wines judged for end consumers in the event.

“Wines are rated with three main criteria in mind – quality, value and package. To be a medal winner, wines must show overall rating in all three factors,” Mark explained.

“This year’s competition saw close to 1000 entries from more than 43 countries, so we were exceptionally pleased to come away with a Gold medal for our 2018 Marlowe - Act One, two Silver medals for Point 65 Arneis and point 65 Viognier, and a Bronze for the 2018 Orange Reserve Malbec.”

The 3rd Edition of the London Wine Competition took place in London earlier this month. There were 198 wines from Australia, 126 from Italy, 124 from France, and 101 from Spain – making up the top four countries that entered. Organised by Beverage Trade Network, the London Wine Competition is one of the leading wine competitions of its kind. Attaining a medal at the event is considered the ultimate seal of approval in the global wine industry.

“We are particularly pleased with the ongoing success of our first super-premium red blend, 2018 Marlowe - Act One. A Shiraz/Cab blend from Orange, the wine also came away with trophies at the 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Show (Best Young Blended Red) and the 2019 National Highlands Wine show. 2018 Marlowe – Act One will be released in the next 12 months exclusively to Reserve Members.”

“Excellent fruit from a fine vintage combined with the careful use of new French oak has demonstrated just how well reds from mature Orange region vineyards can perform on the National and International stage alike.”

“Not only does the London Wine Competition celebrate quality, where winemaking ability and technical expertise receive peer, buyer and sommelier accreditation, the judges also award points and medals for both value and packaging,” said Mark.

The judging panel consisted of Masters of Wine, many senior Sommeliers from some of London’s most accredited restaurants, buyers and traders with extensive commercial buying responsibility. “Australia is competing exceptionally well on the world stage. The competition was steep, and the quality was outstanding,” said Mark.

The awards come on the back of a swag of awards won at the recent 2020 Organic and Biodynamic Wine Show where Tamburlaine took out 18 awards from the 19 wines entered.

“The wine show wins consolidate our belief that we are still getting it right and creating exceptional drinking experiences for our loyal customers. We have remained true to the core of what we do, and we consistently do it well,” said Tamburlaine Group Senior Winemaker, Aaron Mercer.

Tamburlaine’s long-term commitment to retaining a winemaking philosophy around ‘Contemporary Organic Practices’ in the vineyard and the winery is central to their ongoing success, according to Aaron (who was also awarded the Hunter Valley Rising Star accolade himself in 2018).

He puts the recent awards down to the consistent quality of the wines that are being produced by Tamburlaine along with the exceptionally talented staff.

“It’s a great time to be making organic wine,” said Aaron.

“The industry is growing and developing immensely. It is significant to be at the forefront of such a dynamic sector and creating award-winning bottles for Australia’s largest producer of organic wines.

“I would like to congratulate and thank the dedicated Tamburlaine staff for their hard work and dedication. These awards belong to everyone. Well done!”

To purchase Tamburlaine wines online visit or pop into the Hunter Valley Cellar Door at 358 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin – it’s open seven days a week from 9am until 5pm daily.

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