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Australian Wine of the Year for 2018


De Beaurepaire Wines wins Winestate Magazine’s most coveted award

2016 ‘Coeur d’Or’ Botrytis Semillon awarded  2-18 Australian Wine of the Year




We are delighted to announce that last week De Beaurepaire Wines was awarded two trophys by Winestate Magazine:


Australian Wine of the Year for 2018


 Australian & New Zealand Sweet Wine of the Year for 2018

(Le Cordon Bleu Trophy)


The winning drop scored 5 stars out of 5 from every judge in the competition and surpassed more than 10,000 wines covering all regions and varieties across Australia. In nearly 40 years of Winestate Magazine National Awards, it is remarkable that the winning wine for Australian Wine of the Year 2018 has been awarded to a Sweet Wine.

Another four of our wines were rated amongst the best of NSW:  equal best in NSW (sparkling and chardonnay) and above 4 stars (pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon).

Commenting on the award Trophy, Richard de Beaurepaire, said

“We tend not to enter many competitions, as we are focused both on-premise and at the cellar door where the experience and the personal interaction is so important. In light of this, we really value the ratings awarded by the extensive panel of quality independent judges in the Winestate Competition.”

“We are absolutely delighted with winning Australian Wine of the Year and it is extremely rewarding for our family and those that work with us on the vineyard and in the winery. To top more than 10,000 wines that entered the competition is incredibly humbling and we would like to thank the judges for their comments and feedback.  We hope that this Award will entice more wine lovers to our historic cellar door and to also explore the excellent wines across the Central Ranges region of New South Wales”.

From our perspective, the stellar results across vastly different wine categories are a wonderful validation of what we are doing, and a testament to the vision, focus, tenacity and passion of our founders (Richard and Janet de Beaurepaire) in pioneering the new sub region of Rylstone in 1998 with it’s incredible inland, cool climate and limestone enriched sandy-loam soils. Of vital importance throughout our journey has been our wonderful team in the vineyard and winery, whose skill, hard work and dedication have helped make these results possible.

With great thanks to everyone who has shared our journey so far, we hope you enjoy the ride as we traverse the next stages, and that you continue to enjoy our wines!

De Beaurepaire Wines is a family-owned and operated single-estate producer of 14 French-style wines.   Best known for consistent quality across a range of red, white, rosé and sparkling wines, De Beaurepaire Wines was founded in 1998 by Richard and Janet de Beaurepaire. The second generation of the de Beaurepaire family, Amanda and Will, are now actively involved in the business. De Beaurepaire Wines is located on the hills above the picturesque town of Rylstone  (south east from Mudgee, and east of Bathurst and Orange), through the Blue Mountains 3 hours north-west of Sydney.  Total vineyard size is 53 hectares within a 200-hectare property with a focus on Burgundy & Champagne (chardonnay & pinot noir), Rhône Valley (shiraz & viognier) and Bordeaux (cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot, semillon) varieties.

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