$35 Shiraz crowned as one of Australia’s best in international awards

A Clare Valley winery has been awarded gold for best shiraz in show at the London Wine Competition, the first Australian wine to ever do so.

O’Leary Walker Wines (OWW), celebrated for its unwavering commitment to crafting exceptional regional wines, has claimed victory with its Clare Valley Shiraz 2021 taking out top honours at the prestigious London Wine Competition.

The remarkable vintage not only earned a distinguished Gold Medal with an impressive 96 Points but also etches its name in history as the first Clare Valley wine and the inaugural Australian wine to ever seize the coveted title of Best Shiraz in Show at this esteemed competition.

The Clare Valley Shiraz 2021 epitomises the culmination of OWW’s tireless dedication to crafting wines of unparalleled quality and distinct character.

A Clare Valley winery has been awarded gold for best shiraz in show at the London Wine Competition, the first Australian wine to ever do so.

“We are thrilled and honoured by this recognition from the London Wine Competition,” David O’Leary and Nick Walker, Co-Founders and Winemakers at OWW said.

“To receive such high praise for our Clare Valley Shiraz 2021 is a testament to the hard work and expertise of our winemaking team. We are immensely proud to showcase the exceptional quality of Clare Valley wines on the global stage.”

David and Nick have each accomplished their 40th vintages, and there’s no indication of them easing up after reaching such a significant milestone.

The London Wine Competition, adjudicated by a panel comprising five Master Sommeliers and nine Masters of Wine, represents a diverse spectrum of expertise from various sectors including retail, distribution, hospitality, and travel.

The competition evaluates wines based on their quality, value, and packaging, distinguishing it in the industry. Organised by Beverage Trade Network, renowned for hosting premier industry events globally, the London Wine Competition serves as a benchmark for excellence.

Looking ahead, OWW is thrilled to announce the conclusion of their 2024 vintage, with early indicators suggesting that the reds surpass previous exceptional standards. With such promising outcomes, the future shines brightly for O’Leary Walker Wines and the Clare Valley region.

The triumph of the Clare Valley Shiraz 2021 at the London Wine Competition further solidifies OWW’s standing as an industry leader and underscores its ongoing dedication to crafting wines of outstanding quality.

David and Nick remain steadfast in their mission: crafting remarkable wines imbued with character and balance, destined to mature gracefully with time in the cellar.

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