Tamburlaine Organic Wines takes home 3 of the 8 trophies at the 2023 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge

The Great Australian Shiraz Challenge, Australia’s most preeminent, prestigious and valuable single class wine competition is back again for its 29th year – a place where premier Australian winemakers exhibit their very best versions of this nationally and internationally renowned wine variety. Chaired by Tahbilk Group Director, Alister Purbrick, the 2023 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge judges wine tastes based on climate and regional points of difference - this ensures all entries are judged fairly and objectively.

This year’s event attracted over 340 entries from 54 regions and out of the eight award categories and one overall award in the competition, Tamburlaine’s 2022 and 2018 Reserve Orange Syrah won Trophies (top gold) in the following:

Melbourne Royal Best Organic Shiraz:
Tamburlaine 2022 Reserve Orange Syrah

Rentons Labels Best New South Wales Shiraz:
Tamburlaine 2022 Reserve Orange Syrah

Leocatas Transport Best Shiraz over 5 years old:
2018 Tamburlaine Orange Reserve Syrah


The 2023 Judging panel consisted of: Jen Pfeiffer (Chair) Nat Cleghorn, Shavaughn Wells, Justin Purser, Lindsay Brown and Steve Paul. The Challenge is a unique opportunity for Australia’s premier red winemakers to showcase their Shiraz, benchmark winemaking and regional points of differences and assist with reinforcing shiraz’s iconic reputation as it continues to captivate wine enthusiasts worldwide.

"These awards are a testament to the hard work and passion of our team, as well as our unwavering commitment to producing exceptional organic wines that showcase the unique terroir of the Orange region," says Mark Davidson, Chief Winemaker and Managing Director at Tamburlaine Organic Wines. The winery is looking forward to repeated success in 2024, when The Great Shiraz Challenge will run for its 30th year.

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