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5-stars for Sidewood Estate


From 2,800 wine producers featured, Sidewood Estate is elated to be one of only 204* wineries in the country chosen to receive a five-black star rating in the just released James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2018. Considered the wine bible for Australian wine, this is the fourth year in a row that Sidewood has received five-stars; an accolade reserved for wineries that consistently produce wines of the highest standard with at least two wines rated 95 points or above.

Please see the top reviews featured below:

96 POINTS – 2015 Sidewood Estate Pinot Noir

The spicy bouquet shows unmistakable, complex, whole-bunch aromas, the palate with a finally pitched savoury edge.

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95 POINTS – 2015 Sidewood Estate 777 Pinot Noir

Estate-grown utilising one of the newer clones from Burgundy. Light, clear colour; the highly fragrant red cherry/wild strawberry bouquet shape the elegant palate. Gold medal, Adelaide Hills Wine Show.

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95 POINTS – 2016 Sidewood Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Free-run juice chilled, wild yeast, cool fermented in tank and kept on lees for 4 months to successfully build mid-palate texture without compromising drive and length. The only gold in the Sauvignon Blanc class at the National Wine Show.

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Notably, the 2016 vintage of Sidewood Sauvignon Blanc also picked up gold at the KPMG Sydney Royal Show, adding to the varietals long list of awards and accolades.

This 5-star rating is off the back of Sidewood winning the second annual Winter Reds Wine Battle Degustation on the weekend. Sidewood reigned victorious over some of the top wine producers in the world. For a full re-cap of the event and results round by round, please click here.

*4 August 2017, Understanding Wine Ratings, Halliday Wine Companion <http://www.winecompanion.com.au/wines/understanding-wine-ratings>