A Five Star Winner
Sidewood is honoured and thrilled to once again receive a five star rating in the just released James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2017. The five star rating is only awarded to wineries that consistently produce wines of the highest standard year after year. In what is often considered the Australian wine bible, Sidewood received the following outstanding reviews and yes we’re cracking the seal on a bottle or two to celebrate!
> 2015 Stable Hill Palomino Pinot Grigio – 95 Points (Sold Out) Next vintage is now available at our Cellar Door and online.
> 2015 Sidewood Estate Sauvignon Blanc – 95 Points (Sold Out) Next vintage is now available at our Cellar Door and online.
> 2013 Sidewood Estate Mappinga Chardonnay – 95 Points (Only 6 Dozen bottles remain. Order at www.sidewood.com.au)
> 2014 Sidewood Estate Mappinga Sauvignon Blanc – 95 Points available at Cellar Door and online
The past week has also seen the 2015 Sidewood Estate Mappinga Chardonnay win a gold medal at the Cowra Wine Show.
And in further exciting news – the results we’ve all been waiting for…
The inaugural Sidewood v France degustation dinner was held at Maximilians as part of the Adelaide Hills annual Winter Reds festival. A fantastic atmosphere over a sublime meal paired with superb wines certainly gave those attending the sold out event a night to remember. Each of the five courses expertly prepared by Maximilian’s Head Chef, Jamie Laing saw a Sidewood wine blind tasted next to a similar French variety from a region specifically renowned for each style. The first few rounds were almost too close to call, but as the night progressed, blow-by-blow a clear winner emerged. Winning three rounds versus two as well as the overwhelming popular vote… Sidewood Estate!! Click here to view a gallery from the night
Round by Round:
> 13 Sidewood Chloe Cuvee VS. Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve NV (France) (France by 4 votes)
> 15 Sidewood Estate Pinot Gris VS. Josmeyer Fromenteau Pinot Gris 13 (Fr) (France by 6 votes)
> 15 Sidewood Estate Chardonnay VS. Patrick Piuze Terroir de Chablis 14 (Fr) (Sidewood by 7 votes)
> 15 Sidewood ‘777’ Pinot Noir VS. Bouchard Monthelie 12 (Fr) (Sidewood by 27 votes)
14 Sidewood Estate Shiraz VS. Delas Freres ‘Les Grands Chemins’ Crozes Hermitage 10 (Fr) (Sidewood by 34 votes)