Some of the leading wine producers in NSW were celebrated for excellence late last week at the 2021 NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards at a ceremony hosted by Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC.
The event, run by NSW Wine and supported by strategic partners Destination NSW, Wine Depot and the Restaurant and Catering Association, took place at Government House in Sydney, with many of the state’s best drops showcased and appraised.
After diligent evaluation by judges, including Gault&Millau GM, Dane Richards; wine educator Ned Goodwin and Riedel Spiegelau Nachtmann Australia MD, Mark Baulderstone, 38 finalists were crowned 2021 NSW Wine Stars.
Winners from the evening included:
Best NSW Wine List in a Regional NSW venue (small) – David Lowe from The Zin House, Mudgee
Best NSW Wine List in a Regional NSW venue (large) – Pete Cutcliffe from Bill’s Fishhouse, Port Macquarie
Best NSW Wine List in a Regional NSW accommodation venue – Matt Underwood from The Newcastle Club, Newcastle
Best NSW Wine List in a Sydney venue – Louella Mathews from bibo wine bar, Double Bay
Best NSW Wine List in a Sydney accommodation venue – Matthew Brooks from TWR, Crown Sydney
NSW Wine President’s Award for Outstanding Support of the NSW Wine Industry – David Collins from Charred Kitchen & Bar, Orange
NSW Sommelier’s Wine List of the Year – Matthew Brooks from TWR, Crown Sydney
A massive congratulations to all the finalists and top winners, and a big thank you for supporting the wines of NSW.