Awards

   

We decided to venture into the production of Wines under our Own Label in 1995. The first wines made were released in 1999 and the vineyard has since been awarded:

2008 Pinot Gris

  • Bronze Medal
    Federation Square NE Victorian Showcase 2009

Chardonnay

  • Bronze Medal
    Federation Square Wine Show 2009
  • Silver Medal
    Victorian Wines Show Seymour 2005
  • Top Score
    Victorian Wines Show Seymour 2005
  • Bronze Medal
    National Cool Climate Wine Show Bathurst 2005
  • Bronze Medal
    Victorian Wine Regions Showcase Series - Wine Awards 2005
  • Third Most Popular White Wine
    Victorian Wine Regions Showcase Series - People’s Choice Awards 2005

2005 Annapurna Estate Blanc De Noir Sparkling

  • Gold Medal
    Federation Square NE Victorian Showcase 2009

2005 Annapurna Estate Sparkling Red Pinot Noir

  • Bronze Medal
    Federation Square NE Victorian Showcase 2009
  • Bronze Medal
    Victorian Wine Regions Showcase Series Wine Awards 2007
  • Silver Award
    Rutherglen Wine Show 2006
  • Bronze Medal
    Cowra Wine Show 2006

2005 Pinot Gris

  • Gold Award
    And the
    John C. Brown Trophy
    For Best Australian Dry White Table Wine
    Annual Rutherglen Wine Show 2006
  • Silver Medal
    Cowra Wine Show 2006

2004 Annapurna Estate Sparkling White 'Black Label'

  • Silver Medal
    Federation Square NE Victorian Showcase 2009
  • Bronze Medal
    Concours De Vins Wine Show 2009
  • Best Sparkling Wine
    Alpine Valley Vignerons Inaugural Cool Wine Challenge 2008
  • Bronze Award
    Rutherglen Wine Show 2006
  • Bronze Medal
    Cowra Wine Show 2006

2004 Methode Classique Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay

  • Bronze Award
    Annual Rutherglen Wine Show 2006
  • Bronze Medal
    Cowra Wine Show 2006

2004 Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay

  • Top Score and a Silver Medal
    Victorian Wines Show Seymour 2005
  • Bronze Medal
    National Cool Climate Wine Show Bathurst 2005
  • Bronze Medal
    Monthly Wine Awards October 2005
    Federation Square Victorian Wine Regions Showcase Series, N. E. Valleys
  • Third Most Popular White Wine
    People’s Choice Awards October 2005

Federation Square Victorian Wine Regions Showcase Series, N. E. Valleys

Alpine Business Tourism Award - April 2000

Bronze Medal Award, Class 47 - Cowra Wine Show 2000

Bronze Medal Winner Class 01, Victorian Wines Show 1999

Royal Agricultural Society First Place - Section A - 1998

  • Excerpt - Judges' Comments.
    "Ezio is in the classic mould of Section A winners of the competition having started with very limited resources but achieved outstanding success through a combination of hard work, determination and exceptional management skills. His attention to detail in all facets of the operation would be second to none and the judges had no hesitation in awarding him first place in Section A for 1998."

Royal Agricultural Society Second Place - Section A - 1997

Victorian Farm Management Second Place - Section A - 1996

  • Excerpt - Judges Comments
    "Ezio is an outstanding example of a primary producers who has successfully made a transition from one industry to a totally unrelated one. He has achieved this despite limited resources through an enormous amount of hard work, dedication and enthusiasm. The excellent results now being obtained are a great testimony to this achievement."

The Victorian Wine Show Vineyard of the Year 1996

Excellent Grapes produce Excellent Wine

"Annapurna Estate has focused on wine styles that suit this cool, high rainfall area. The Kiewa Valley site promotes high vigor and various techniques have to be used to suit the situation."

John Whiting,
Senior Industry Officer with Agriculture Victoria
Judge assisting in the Victorian Wine Show 1995.