Pictured: Calabria Family Wine Group Winemakers; Jordan Bellato & Stephanie Lucas

7th November 2023

McWilliam's Wines, a renowned name in the Australian wine industry, continues to thrive under the Calabria Family Wine Group, as they celebrate a quadruple major trophy win at the esteemed Melbourne Royal Wine Awards 2023, held on Friday November 3rd 2023 at the Victoria Pavilion, Melbourne Showgrounds.

Marking a triumphant return to its glory on the wine show circuit, Calabria Family Wine Group is thrilled to announce the outstanding success for its McWilliam’s brand, where it was honoured with four major trophies for their McWilliam’s Single Vineyard 2022 Shiraz and McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate 20 Year Old Rare Tawny.

The 2022 McWilliam's Single Vineyard Shiraz has emerged as a true standout, securing three remarkable accolades. It was awarded Best Shiraz of the competition, Best NSW Shiraz (inc ACT), and Best Single Vineyard Wine. This exceptional wine showcases the dedication and energy of the Calabria Family Wine Group team, who have meticulously crafted a masterpiece with fruit supply sourced from the steep granite soils of the Quarry Hill Vineyard situated to the south of Murrumbateman and is a harmonious collaboration between our winemakers and the exceptional vineyard management by Russell Kerrison.

In addition, McWilliam's Hanwood Estate 20 Year Old Rare Tawny was recognised as the Best Fortified Wine, further solidifying McWilliam's strong reputation for exceptional Fortified wine styles and remaining the leading producer of Fortified wines in Australia.

“This remarkable achievement is a testament to the enthusiasm and expertise of our winemaking team and, in addition, our vineyard partner Russell Kerrison who was awarded the Trophy for Viticultural Excellence,”  commented Andrew Calabria, Sales Director and third generation family member.

McWilliam's Wines, acquired by the Calabria Family Wine Group in 2021, with its rich heritage spanning 145 years, has always been synonymous with quality and innovation. This recent success at the Melbourne Royal Wine Awards reaffirms the brand's position as a leader in the Australian wine industry.

“We are incredibly humbled and excited to have McWilliam’s returning to its glory on the wine show circuit. Often underappreciated for its exceptional premium quality, these accolades serve as a testament to McWilliam's leading role in cool climate winemaking,” said Calabria.

“We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our loyal supporters, whose unwavering love for our wines has played a pivotal role in our success. Your continued support and enthusiasm inspire us to push the boundaries of winemaking, ensuring that every bottle delivers an exceptional experience,” commented Calabria.



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About Calabria Family Wine Group
Calabria Family Wine Group is the 5th largest family owned wine brand in Australia, committed to producing a diverse wine portfolio that showcases Australia’s exceptional wine regions. Officially launched in 2021 with already 220 years of Australian wine history in its portfolio, the Calabria Family Wine Group signifies a new era for the Riverina and Barossa Valley based family wine company headed up by the third generation of the Calabria family. Rapidly expanding from a single producer-owned and operated wine company to one of Australia’s fastest growing wine companies, the Calabria Family Wine Group has evolved as a direct response to the growth of acquiring some of Australia’s best-loved wine brands, to include McWilliam’s in 2021 and a selection of diverse international wine distribution partnerships, for more information please visit www.calabriafamilywinegroup.com.