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This $15 SA Riesling was just named the world’s best

A Barossa Riesling has been named ‘Best in Class’ at the San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC).


Barossa’s Cat Amongst the Pigeons Eden Valley Riesling 2020 – which is currently on special at BWS for $15 per bottle* – has received a Double Gold medal and trophy and been named ‘Best in Class’ in the Riesling category at the San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC). 

SFIWC is the largest international wine show in the United States, where experts judge thousands of wines from around the world. 

“To receive recognition on the international stage and at such a prestigious show is a great reward for the entire team,” said winemaker Richard Quodling.

In total, 7 medals were awarded to Cat Amongst The Pigeons wines in SFIWC including a Gold for Cat Amongst The Pigeons Fat Cat Eden Valley Riesling ($29) and Cat Amongst The Pigeons Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon ($21).

This award continues a great run of wine show success for the Cat Amongst the Pigeon range, with the wines winning 83 medals and trophies thus far in 2020 alone. 

“It was particularly satisfying to see two of our Riesling wines win in San Francisco. Australian winemakers have created a very distinctive style of Riesling, beautifully steely and aromatic,” Mr Quodling added.  

Riesling sales have increased with 25 percent year on year according to sales data from BWS and Dan Murphy’s. 

In September, Cat Amongst the Pigeons Fat Cat Barossa Shiraz 2018 ($19.90) was awarded three trophies at the Barossa Wine Show, including Most Outstanding Barossa Wine.

The Cat Amongst the Pigeons range is available exclusively through BWS and Dan Murphy’s. 

In its 40th year, the San Francisco International Wine Competition is one of the world’s longest-running international wine competitions; it was founded in 1980 as a way to determine and award exceptional domestic and international wines.

*$15 per bottle when purchasing two bottles of Cat Amongst the (normally $21 per bottle). Special ends Tuesday 1st December. 

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