While the full listing of the reviews and awards for the current wine release are listed in the notes for each wine, here are some standouts. Notable recent achievements include:
- being awarded the trophy for the “Most Successful Tasmanian Exhibitor”at the 2008, 2014 and 2016 nRoyal Hobart International Wine Show(s);
- being awarded over 470 show medals in wine shows across Australia (including 65 gold medals); and
- being awarded 22 trophies for best wine in class, including the 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, which won the trophy for best Sauvignon Blanc at two premier wine shows in 2011.
James Halliday, author of the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion, has said of us:
“Until 1990 the Bream Creek fruit was sold to Moorilla Estate, but since then the winery has been independently owned and managed by Fred Peacock, legendary for the care he bestows on the vines under his direction. Freds skills have seen both an increase in production and outstanding wine quality across the range, headed by the Pinot Noir. The list of trophies and gold, silver and bronze medals won is extensive. Freds expertise as a consultant is in constant demand.”
We consider our reviews and awards as reflective of the quality, hand made cool climate wines being produced by us (and others) in Tasmania.
- "This wine from southern Tasmania still shows primary fruit characteristics! It’s packed with rich dark cherry flavour backed up by very fine tannins. There’s a faint hint of dried herbs to the nose, but real complexity is yet to come, and it will, given another 2-3 years. A very special pinot noir.” — 2016 WineWise Small Vigneron Wine Awards
- “Handpicked and sorted, 90% whole berries, 10% whole bunches, 7 day wild fermentation, cultured yeast added, 20 days on skins, 10 months in French oak (20% new). Powerful, complex and long in the mouth, red and black cherries and wild raspberries; exemplary tannin and oak management”. — 94 points 2017 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion.
- “Lovely cranberry like nose with a juicy confectionary lift. Quite a lot of delicious varietal fruit characters with a superb firm finish.” — 96 points Wine Showcase Magazine (July 2015)
- “A deeper colour here that is a signature of this producer, there's a bright array of raspberry and wild cherry fruits on the nose, some redcurrant and cassis too, along with a chalky edge. The palate's ripe and smooth, really sturdy and glossy, glazed dark cherry and blueberry flavours, tannins are ripe and supple.” — 93 points Nick Stock (www.jamessuckling.com)
- Gold Medal Class 37 2016 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
- Gold Medal Class 29 2016 Royal Hobart International Wine Show
- Gold Medal Class 244 2016 Rutherglen Wine Show
- Gold Medal Class 28 2016 WineWise Small Vigneron Awards
- Gold Medal Class 2016 China Wine & Spirit Awards
- 95 points Wineshowcase Magazine (April 2016)
- Gold Medal Class (Blue) and Top 100 Selection, 2017 Sydney International Wine Competition
- "Very youthful for a six-year-old. Lovely yeasty autolysis characters evident on the nose and great palate balance with long lingering flavours with tapenade notes.” 4.5 stars and top of category (Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting) Winestate Magazine (November/December 2016)
- "“A beautiful complex yet elegant sparkling. Slightly shy yeasty nose. Creamy in the mouth with richness from bottle age. Length of time this wine has been on yeast is obvious." 4.5 stars and top of category (New Release Tasting) Winestate Magazine (November/December 2016)