Awards & Reviews

We send our wines away for review by respected wine commentators and for review and awards at regional and national wine shows. Here’s what they have to say about some of our wines.

Yarran Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Yarran Sauvignon Blanc

Reviews

“Winemaker (and family member) Sam Brewer is highly talented, forever able to conjure up more than expected for the base Yarran wines, here not only beating all other 15’s onto my tasting table, but also providing a juicy and vibrant mix of passionfruit and zesty, citrussy acidity.”
JAMES HALLIDAY, Australian Wine Companion.

“If you like your whites fresh, crisp and uncomplicated then this very refreshing Sauvignon Blanc from the Riverina in NSW is both affordable and appealing. Sweet tropical fruit flavours and hints of herbaceousness are allied to some zesty acid on the finish. This is a lovely picnic or party wine for immediate enjoyment”
WINSOR DOBBIN, The Sunday Examiner, TAS. 21/06/2015

Awards

Silver 2015 NSW Wine Awards
Bronze 2015 Rutherglen Wine Show
Bronze 2015 NSW Small Winemakers Show
Bronze 2015 Australian Small Winemakers Show

Yarran Pino Grigio

2016 Yarran Pino Grigio

Awards

Silver 2016 Cowra Wine Show
Bronze 2016 Royal Queensland Wine Show

Yarran Cuvee Blanc

Yarran Cuvee Blanc

Awards

Silver 2015 NSW Small Winemakers Show
Bronze 2015 Cowra Wine Show
Bronze 2015 Australian Small Winemakers Show

Yarran Chardonnay

2015 Yarran Chardonnay

Reviews

“Of all the loaves and fishes acts Sam Brewer comes up with each vintage, this is the most mind boggling; Riverina grown fruit, tank fermented with clever use of French oak staves. Fruit picked at exactly the right time and then unremitting attention to detail.”
90 POINTS; JAMES HALLIDAY, 2016 Aust Wine Companion.

Awards

Bronze 2015 Australian Small Winemakers Show
Bronze 2015 NSW Small Winemakers Show
Bronze 2015 Rutherglen Wine Show

Yarran Cabernet Sauvignon (Heathcote)

2015 Yarran Cabernet Sauvignon

Reviews

“Machine harvested, 25% whole berries retained when destemmed, fermented in tank, matured for 8-12 months with French oak staves. It has exceptional mouthfeel for a wine elevaged entirely in tank, and way over-delivers on varietal fruit expression.”
90 POINTS; JAMES HALLIDAY, 2017 Aust Wine Companion

Yarran Leopardwood Heathcote Shiraz

2014 Yarran Leopardwood Heathcote Shiraz

Reviews

“As ever, Yarran – and winemaker Sam Brewer – comprehensively over-deliver; you can taste the concentration of the blackberry fruit ex the low yielding vines (the ’14 vintage), spice and licorice joining hands with French oak as the wine marches purposefully towards the rich finish.”
94 POINTS. JAMES HALLIDAY, 2017 Aust Wine Companion

Awards

Silver 2015 Cowra Wine Show
Bronze 2015 Riverina Wine Show

Yarran Wines B Series 2015 Yenda Durif

2015 Yarran B Series Yenda Durif

Reviews

“Machine harvested, crushed, destemmed, open-fermented, 10 days on skins, matured in French-coopered American oak (30% new) for 10 months. Vivid crimson; densely textured, powerful, full bodied oceans of black fruits, licorice, spice and vanilla; no sign of heat ex alcohol. Big handlebars to hold onto.”
94 POINTS; JAMES HALLIDAY, 2017 Aust Wine Companion

Awards

Silver 2016 Cowra Wine Show

Yarran Wines B Series 2015 Yenda Petit Verdot

2015 Yarran B Series Yenda Petit Verdot

Reviews

“Plenty of flavour. Ample tannin. Pretty vanillan and violet notes. Rushes and gushes of curranty fruit. This ticks squarely and confidently in a good many boxes, including the value box”
90 POINTS; Campbell Mattinson, Winefront

Awards

Silver 2016 Cowra Wine Show
Bronze 2016 Royal Brisbane Wine Show
Bronze 2016 KPMG Sydney Wine Show