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Awards & Reviews

While our Cellar Door visitors, Wine Club Members and regular wine purchasers               provide Dudley Wines with our most important feedback,                                               occasionally samples are sent off to wine shows, journals and critics for their ‘expert’ opinions.

As a result Dudley Wines has received recognition, awards and accolades Australia Wide.

 

BEST IN STATE – DUDLEY WINES WINS 2017 TOURISM AWARD GOLD!

 Winner Logo Poster

**For more details and pics, go to our News and Events section

 

 

 Index         Four Stars

Winestate Magazine recently rated 65 wines from Kangaroo Island.

Dudley Wines received a 4-star rating for both our 2016 Cape Hart Riesling and 2014 Porky Flat Shiraz!

 

 

Resized _2017 KI FWT Awards Trophys

 Winners Kangaroo Island Food, Wine, and Tourism Awards 2017

Kangaroo Island’s outstanding products and experiences were showcased recently at the annual Food, Wine and Tourism Awards.

Dudley Wines are pleased to announce they took out 2 of the categories awarded on the night for Best Cellar Door Experience and Business Development.

Everyone here at Dudley Wines is excited to be recognised in this way on the island and are honoured to be on the list of winners of all the outstanding local businesses that were recognised for their achievements on the night.

 

 

Halliday Roundel 95Points 2017GOLD MEDAL STANDARD FOR

                       HOG BAY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2 YEARS RUNNING

The latest issue of James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion is out, and once again our Hog Bay Cab Sauv was his favourite!  The 2014 vintage received an 'Outstanding' rating of 95.

Halliday commented that the unique maritime climate of Kangaroo Island "produces an elegant purity and intensity to the fruit flavours .... This is truly a lovely medium-bodied cabernet."

Our Cape Hart Riesling 2015 and Porky Flat Shiraz 2013 also scored highly this year.

 

gourmet trav awards 2016

"Star Cellar Door" Award for Dudley Wines

The Dudley Wines family is pleased with their success as a winner in the recently announced Cellar Door Awards, 2016. ‘Gourmet Traveller - WINE’ run these awards annually, and named Dudley as a Star Cellar Door as well as Cellar Door with the Best Food.  We are pretty chuffed with this award, and being acknowledged as one of the best on kangaroo Island!

 

5 Star Winery, James Halliday 2016

Wine Critic James Halliday has rated Dudley Wines as a 5 Star Winery in his 2016 Wine Companion, with our 2012 Porky Flat Shiraz and 2013 Hog Bay River Cabernet Sauvignon both receiving a Gold Rating of 95!

James Halliday commented that our Shiraz has "a juicy finesse that is most appealing" and our Cabernet is a "manicured Cabernet that doesn't need any town crier to announce it's arrival"!

Also scoring high are our 2014 Pink Bay Rose' receiving 90 and our 2014 Grassy Flat Sauvignon Blanc receiving 89.

 

 

Winner Australia's Best Cellar Door Awards 2015

Dudley Cellar Door has recently been named The Cellar Door with Best Food in our region in Gourmet Traveller WINE’s annual Cellar Door Awards.

Wm0415 SA Australias Best Cellar Door Sticker Page 44

2011 Porky Flat Shiraz wins Bronze

The newly released 2011 Porky Flat Shiraz has recently been awarded a Bronze at the Botique Wine Awards in Sydney.    The Boutique Wine Awards are open to all Australian and New Zealand wine companies who produce no more than 250 ton under their own label and are independently owned.

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for Dudley Cellar Door

Dudley Wines has received a Certificate of Excellence and a 4 1/2 star rating for 2014 from Trip Advisor!Trip Advisor is the worlds largest travel site, and covers more than 3.7 million destinations around the world.

Bronze for Thirteen Sparkling Shiraz

Dudley's first-release Sparkling Shiraz, 'Thirteen', has won a Bronze medal in the 2014 International Cool Climate Wine Show, Mornington Peninsula.  The show has been running for the past 14 years, and attracted over 650 entries this year.

Dudley's Hog Bay River Cab Sauv back to back champion 2012 & 2013!

Dudley Wines Hog Bay River Cabernet Sauvignon took out the champion prize for the best commercial wine on Kangaroo Island for the second year running, with our 2008 and 2009 vintages.


The annual ‘Gramp Cup’ is awarded to the island’s best wine and was instigated by the Gramp family of Jacobs Creek Wines, whose ancestors planted vines at Kingscote during the first settlement.

Dudley Winery

4.5 Star Winery – James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion – 2011 Edition

Dudley Cellar Door

Winner best customer service on Kangaroo Island, 2009!

Dudley 2007 Porky Flat Shiraz

94 points 5 star wine  – James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion – 2011 Edition.

Dudley 2008 MacDonnell Merlot

92 points 4.5 star wine – James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion – 2011 Edition

Dudley 2009 Island Chardonnay

2009 McLaren Vale Wine Show – Bronze

91 points4.5 star wine – James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition

Dudley 2009 Sauvignon Blanc

89 Points – 4 star wine - James Halliday– Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition

Dudley 2009 Pink Bay Rose

88 Points - 4 star wine - James Halliday –  Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition

Dudley 2007 Hog Bay River Cabernet

Australian Boutique Wine makers Show – Silver

Winestate Magazine – 3.5 Stars

2009 Australian Small Wine makers Show – Bronze

90 Points - 4.5 star wine - James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion – 2011 Edition

Dudley 2006 Shearing Shed Red

89 Points – 4 star wine – James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion 2011 Edition

Dudley 2006 Grassy Flat Sauvignon Blanc

Royal Adelaide Show – Bronze
McLaren Vale Wine Show – Bronze
Australian Small Wine makers Show – Bronze
87 points – James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion 2008 Edition

Dudley 2005 Island Chardonnay

McLaren Vale Wine Show – Silver
National Cool Climate Wine Show – Bronze
Australian Small Wine makers Show – Bronze
89 points – James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion 2008 Edition

Dudley 2006 Island Chardonnay

International Cool Climate Wine Show – Silver

Dudley 2005 Porky Flat Shiraz

94 points – James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion 2008 Edition

Dudley 2004 Porky Flat Shiraz

International Cool Climate Wine Show – Silver
Australian Boutique Wine Show – Bronze
Australian Small Wine makers Show – Bronze
92 points – James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion 2008 Edition
4 Stars – Winestate Magazine – Best of South Australia Tasting

Dudley 2004 Shearing Shed Red Cabernet Shiraz Merlot

4 Stars – Winestate Magazine – New Releases Tasting

Dudley 2003 Hog Bay River Cabernet Sauvignon

International Cool Climate Wine Show – Bronze
McLaren Vale Wine Show – Bronze
Australian Boutique Wine Show – Bronze
88 points – James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion 2008 Edition