Pinnacle wins four gold medals and top ten placing at Worlds Best Shiraz/Syrah competition

24-May-2017 2:24 PM

Pinnacle Drinks, the exclusive brand supplier to the Endeavour Drinks Group of retail brands, secures four of Australia's nine gold medals at the International Competition Between the Best Shiraz/Syrah in the World: Syrah du Monde, including a prestigious spot in the top ten.

Mr Chris Baddock, General Manager for Pinnacle Drinks said today "Australian wine had a fantastic showing at the awards, taking home nine of the 33 gold medals given out by the judges showing once again the quality of wine we can produce from this grape variety in Australia.
"Pinnacle wines were awarded four gold and two silver medals which reflects the incredible work our winemakers have done in crafting their arts for customers of BWS, Dan Murphy's, and Cellarmasters.
Gold medals were awarded to the following Pinnacle wines:
  • Mockingbird Hill Slate Lane Clare Valley Shiraz 2015 
  • The Cat Amongst The Pigeons Fat Cat Barossa Shriaz 2015 
  • Krondorf Symmetry Barossa Shiraz 2014 
  • Mc Lean's Farm Master Barossa Shiraz 2014 
Exclusive to Cellarmasters customers, Krondorf Symmetry Barossa Shiraz also took out top honours by making it into the top 10 siraz/syrah of the competition.
Silver medals went to the following Pinnacle wines:
  • Blood Brother Republic Mc Laren Vale KG Vineyard Shiraz 2014 
  • Tolley Elite Adelaide Hills Shiraz 2014 
"In total, 372 wine samples from 26 countries were tasted over two days of judging. We congratulate and commend the quality of our Australian colleagues for achieving such a fantastic result and demonstrating once again why Shiraz remains Australia's most popular red wine", Mr Baddock said.

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Syrah du MondeĀ® has received the official approval of and services from the French Ministry of Economy, Finances and Industry (DGCCRF) (dated 8 September 2006), with publication in the EU's official gazette. As such, it has been authorised to award marks of quality.

Pinnacle Drinks was established in 2012 and exclusively partners with winemakers, growers, brewers and distillers to deliver some of the world's leading brands across the wine, beer and spirits categories and delivers them exclusively to BWS, Dan Murphy's, Cellarmasters and the ALH Pub Group, which in turn are part of the wider Woolworths Group of companies. Based in the Barossa Valley, our five-star James Halliday rated winery, Dorrien Estate produces benchmark wines by exclusively partnering with leading winemakers and sourcing from some of Australia's most celebrated regions.