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Current Negociants USA Accolades

February 2014

 

Click here to download current NUSA Accolade Sheet - May 2014.

Napa Valley winery Voss Vineyards releases 2013 Sauvignon Blanc

14 February 2014

 

Napa Valley producer Voss Vineyards has released their 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, providing one of the first looks at premium, organically farmed, single vineyard Napa Sauvignon Blanc from the eagerly anticipated 2013 vintage.

 

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Two Paddocks joins NUSA family

16 September 2013

Negociants USA, the nation's leading importer of Australian and New Zealand wines, proudly announces an exclusive partnership with cult Central Otago producer Two Paddocks. Founded by actor Sam Neill in 1993, this small, family-owned estate specializes in pinot noir, the variety for which Central Otago is most admired....

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True BRIT: Yalumba wins international sustainability award

27 July 2013

Australia's Yalumba has become the first non-U.S. winery to win the BRIT International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing. Yalumba bested a field of international sustainable wineries with its impressive sustainability program consisting of environmental, social and economic activities. The 2013 award recipient was successful due to their business-wide improvement process along with the final (and a very important) judging criteria - wine taste. The awarded wine was the Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier ...

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Wirra Wirra partners with iconic US importer Negociants USA

3 June 2013

Negociants USA (NUSA), the leading importer of Australian and New Zealand wines for the US market today announced an exclusive partnership with Wirra Wirra, a historic winery known for producing high quality wines from the coveted, premium region of McLaren Vale.

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Iconic Napa Valley winery first to release 2012 vintage Sauvignon Blanc

11 February 2013

Iconic Napa Valley producer Voss Vineyards has released their 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, providing the first look at premium, organically farmed, single vineyard Napa Sauvignon Blanc from the eagerly anticipated 2012 vintage.

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Yalumba Y Series Pinot Grigio 2012

February 2013

A stylish, rather complete and genuinely varietal pinot gris that puts a number of significantly more expensive examples of its kind to shame. Vibrant and brightly lit with a spicy cinnamon-like scent of apple, pear and creamy, leesy undertones lifted by white flowers. It reveals a long and tightly controlled palate underpinned by a fine dustiness. Its pristine core of moderately juicy flavour extends towards a clean and savoury finish with plenty of persistence.

Jeremy Oliver, Gourmet Traveller Wine, February 2013

Negociants USA Wines take home top honors at the 2012 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

1 December 2012

Negociants USA, leading importer of premium Australian and New Zealand Wines Of Provenance, is pleased to announce the 2011 Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc and Yalumba Museum Antique Tawny took out top honors at this year's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wine Competition.

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2011 Pewsey Vale Riesling Named 2012 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wine

19 November 2012

Negociants USA, leading importer of premium Australian and New Zealand Wines Of Provenance, is pleased to announce the 2011 Pewsey Vale Riesling, has been named a Top 100 Wine for 2012 by Wine Spectator.

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Vasse Felix Named Winery of the Year in The West Australian Wine Guide 2013

10 November 2012

Vasse Felix has been named Winery of the Year in The West Australian Wine Guide, 2013. The annual publication is published by WA critic Ray Jordan.
Virginia Willcock was named WA Winemaker of the Year, and the 2011 Heytesbury Chardonnay, named as Wine of the Year (and White Wine of the Year).
This exciting news follows Virginia's announcement as Gourmet Traveller WINE Australian Winemaker of the Year in September, as well as Vasse Felix being named one of Wine & Spirits Magazine's Top 100 International Wineries of 2012.

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Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year

26 September 2012

Vasse Felix Chief Winemaker Virginia Willcock has been announced as the 2012 Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year. Click here to download media release.

Henschke and Vasse Felix Named 'Top 100' Wineries

20 September 2012

"Negociants USA, leading importer of premium Australian and New Zealand Wines Of Provenance, is pleased to announce Henschke and Vasse Felix being named as 'Top 100' Wineries by leading USA magazine Wine and Spirits." Click here to read media release.

Grape visionaries reap what they sow

19 June 2012

"It is a new generation but Holmes a Court visions are once again having an exciting impact on West Australian life..." Click here to read full article by John Jens in the Western Suburbs Weekly.

Virginia Willcock Winemaker of the Year Nomination

6 June 2012

  

We're very excited to announce that Vasse Felix Chief Winemaker Virginia Willcock has been nominated for Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year 2012. Click here to download nomination article.

Well, we all knew Ferrari could talk but now she has won a major national award for it!

Wine Communicators of Australia announced its award winners for 2012 today, with our very own Jane Ferrari taking out the top gong – Wine Communicator of the Year.
 
"I strongly endorse the choice of Jane as Wine Communicator of the Year.  I have the clearest memory of her running a session at the marketing conference in Adelaide many years ago, and how impressed I was at that time.  I have remained aware of the incredible success she has had since then," said WCA patron James Halliday.
 
Congratulations Jane! We hope you can find the time to celebrate amongst your hectic schedule overseas.


Wine Communicators of Australia announce 2012 communication award winners

Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) today announced the winners of their annual Wine Communicator of the Year Award, the inaugural Digital Wine Communicator of the Year Award and the Gourmet Traveller WINE/WCA New Wine Writer Award at the WCA Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show lunch.
At the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, the following communicators were awarded for their outstanding contribution to, and excellence in, wine communication in all of its forms:

JANE FERRARI

WCA Wine Communicator of the Year

THE QWOFF BOYS (ANDRE EIKMEIER AND JUSTIN DRY)

WCA Digital Wine Communicator of the Year

TOM ROBINSON

Gourmet Traveller WINE/WCA New Wine Writer

Yalumba is honored to be one of Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries of 2011

 

Today ShowToday Show includes Yalumba Y Series Sangiovese Rose as Leslie's choice as the best drink to pair with summer BBQ

 

Yalumba Y Viognier for Thanksgiving - CNN TV

 

Vasse Felix Wins Award for Cabernet Merlot at the 2010 Margaret River Wine Show

 

Vasse Felix Wins multiple Trophies at the 2010 Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia

 

wine enthusiast logoOxford Landing GSM horizontleOxford Landing GSM Top 100 Best Buys of 2010

 

corked logoLANGMEIL: Oct 13, 2010 James Lindner talks with Gary Vaynerchuk about Langmeil wines and Barossa. A lotta Langmeil love!

wine enthusiast logoJANSZ makes Joe Czerwinski's list of 10 sparklings to try this festive season

 

Quaff 2011 bookletYalumba named Winery of the Year 2011 for top value Y Series range. Details here

 

Wine Channel TV LogoNegociants USA's Anthony Hendrie talks to Wine Channel TV at Chicago Icon Tasting

 

LANGTON'S CLASSIFICATION 2010:

Australia’s revered wine investment authority released its 2010 classification list, recognised world-wide as a barometer of the Australian ultra-fine wine scene. List includes Henschke, Giaconda, Yalumba, Jim Barry, Pewsey Vale and Vasse Felix. More details here.

Vasse Felix Wins Trophy and Gold Tri Nations Wine Challenge ‘Best Chardonnay of Show’

22 September 2010

 

money magazine logo"High praise for Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier"

wine spirit logoExtreme Value! Y Series Shiraz Viognier listed as an 'Extreme Value' in Wine & Spirits Oct. Issue.

complexity logoNew kiwi program in the US called Complexity to showcase the top tier New Zealand wines - includes Nautilus and Palliser.

wine enthusiast logoGrenache reviews from the Wine Enthusiast Oct Issue - from single-site selections to great value!

 

92 pts Yalumba Hand Picked Single Site Moppa Block Grenache 2006

90 pts Henschke Johann's Garden Grenache 2007

88 pts Yalumba Hand Picked Single Site Tri-Centenary/Block Grenache 2006

88 pts Best Buy Oxford Landing GSM 2007

Today show logo NUSAToday Show includes Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay as a great Fall Wine Under $20.

 

Vasse Felix Wins Trophy and Gold at Sheraton WA Wine Awards for ‘Best Individual Wine’ &‘Best Chardonnay of Show’

18 August 2010

wine enthusiast logo colorFeelin' the love for Cabernet
91 pts Cellar Selection for Jim Barry Benbournie Cab
90 pts Editors Choice for Jim Barry Cover Drive Cab

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Oxford Landing Chard 09
Oxford Lading Pinot Grigio 09
Yalumba Y Series Sauv Blanc 09
Unwooded Chard 09.

For a bit of insight on Henschke wines and history, have a look at Alder's recent post.

WS Top 100 2010 logoCongratulations Henschke!Top 100 Winery for 2010

Langmeil Three Gardens label from bottleJames Linder of Langmeil talks us
through this delicious blend!
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IWC logo for NUSA press pageLotta love for Langmeil!
93 pts Freedom Shiraz 08
91 pts Jackamans Cab 08
90 pts Valley Floor Shiraz 08
90 pts Fifth Wave Grenache 08
90 pts Orphan Bank 08

wine spectator logoRedbank Long Paddock Pinot Gris 2009 Daily Wine Pick Under $15

21 July 2010

 

wine spectator logoEarthworks Shiraz 2008 Daily Wine Pick $15-30

20 July 2010

 

wine spectator logoVoss Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Excellent match with fresh salmon

15 July 2010

 

Metro Canada includes Yalumba Viognier and Shiraz Viognier by Peter Rockwell.

 

wine advocate logo90 points Jansz Tasmania NV Rose (June 2010 Issue #189)

 

wine enthusiast logoEditors Choice & 90 points Jim Barry Cover Drive 2008 (Advance for Sept 2010 Issue)

 

wine enthusiast logoEditors Choice & 91 points Yalumba The Cigar 2006 (Advance for Sept 2010 Issue)

 

wine spectator logo90 points Yalumba The Scribbler 2008

 

wine spectator logoWine Spectator's July 31 issue features great Australian wine!

vasse felix logoVasse Felix winemaker, Virginia Wilcock on the shortlist for 2010 Winemaker of the Year!

June 2010

 

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“Australia’s Icon Eden Valley Vineyard, Pewsey Vale, continues to capture the palates of Australia’s wine press”

April 2010

 

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Heggies Botrytis 2007 - Good Living's Best Sticky of the Week

2 February 2010

 

96/100 points - "A magical wine. Pristine, clean, intense riesling varietal aromas with good botrytis complexity; deliciously aromatic. Fully sweet, concentrated flavour, lively and rich but also poised as a ballerina. Absolutely beautiful. Now to five or six years."

 

Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald - Good Living (Aus), 2 February 2010

Yalumba accepts New World Winery of the Year award from Wine Enthusiast

28 January 2010

In a timely coincidence with Australia Day, Yalumba cemented Australia’s position at the forefront of New World winemaking by being honoured as Wine Enthusiast (US) magazine’s New World Winery of the Year on January 25, 2010.


Yalumba proprietor and vigneron Robert Hill Smith was in New York to accept the award on behalf of Yalumba at the magazine’s Wine Star Awards evening, held at the New York Public Library, New York City.


“After the spate of negative news stories around Australian wine in recent times, this is an opportunity for me to acknowledge that Australia is indeed leading the New World of winemaking. For Yalumba, this recognition follows a stellar year in all senses and appropriately celebrates our 160th year as Australia’s oldest family-owned winery.” -- Robert Hill Smith


Now in its 10th year, the Wine Star Awards acknowledges excellence across all areas of the international wine and spirits industry. For 2009 there were 50 nominees with five companies in each of the ten award categories. Winners were selected for their outstanding contribution to the world of wine and spirits.
 
“Yalumba has become one of the country’s most progressive and successful wine producers. For their forward-thinking, innovative leadership in the Australian wine industry and an unflagging commitment to quality and family ownership, Yalumba is Wine Enthusiast’s New World Winery of the Year.” -- Wine Enthusiast


Other wineries nominated in the New World Winery category, were d'Arenberg (Australia), Bodega Catena Zapata (Argentina), Jackson-Triggs Vintners (Canada), and Vina San Pedro -VSPT (Chile).

Vew photos from the evening.

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Wine Enthusiast names Yalumba
"New World Winery of the Year"

30 October 2009

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“Yalumba has released a stunning pair of Coonawarra cabs from 2006" writes Tim White

 

Yalumba The Cigar Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 - 95 points

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Yalumba The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 - 95 points

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“Pablo Picasso once said : “It takes a long time to grow young”.

 

For 160 years, Yalumba has done just that, and in doing so remain Australia’s oldest family-owned wine company, celebrating 160 years of family winemaking, November 17, 2009.

 

Yalumba’s 160 years of family ownership is an unprecedented milestone in the Australian wine industry. Established in 1849, Yalumba remains independent and progressive across six generations of the Hill Smith family, which has contributed many a great character and winemaking achievement for the Australian wine industry. Read about Yalumba’s history and the Hill Smith Family.

Stand-Out Scores in Halliday’s TOP100 Australian wines

 

James Halliday has released his TOP100 Australian Wines for 2009, with Yalumba, Jansz Tasmania, Pewsey Vale and Heggies Vineyard topping their categories.

 

Yalumba The Virgilius Viognier 2008 [Eden Valley] - 96 points Read more

 

Jansz Tasmania Premium Cuvée NV [Tasmania] - 94 points Read more

 

Pewsey Vale The Contours Riesling 2004 [Eden Valley] - 96 points Read more

Dan Berger reviews Henschke wines

22 October 2009

Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences

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Yalumba Scholarship 2010

 

LONDON, 20th October 2009

 

The Institute of Masters of Wine and Yalumba, Australia's oldest family-owned winery, are delighted to announce the call to applicants for the Yalumba Scholarship. Yalumba recognises the challenges that the Institute's internationalisation efforts encounter and is excited to offer its continued support, worth up to £3,000. Read more

 

WineSpectator.com Oct. 9, 2009 Great Australian Whites: Ageable Rieslings show white wines are a success Down Under

October 15, 2009

PEWSEY VALE Riesling Eden Valley The Contours Museum Reserve 2004 Score: 94 Read More
 

mesh Riesling Eden Valley 2008 Score: 91 Read More

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Vasse Felix wins three trophies at 2009 Perth Royal Wine Show

September 2009

2007 Heytesbury and 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon earn trophies, and Vasse Felix wins winery trophy. Read the details

Yalumba in the running for 2009 New World Winery of the Year

September 2, 2009

Wine Enthusiast Star Award nominees revealed today. Winners will be announced Oct. 30, 2009! See all the nominees.

The Anvil is evidence Beechworth is on the A List for Shiraz in Australia

September 2009


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Jansz Tasmania's Natalie Fryar named a finalist for Winemaker of the Year

19 August 2009


Finalists for “Winemaker of the Year 2009” have been named by Gourmet Traveller WINE, and Jansz Tasmania's own Natalie Fryar is a finalist. The winner will be announced at a dinner in Melbourne on October 1, and featured in the October / November issue of Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine. Read what Gourmet Traveller WINE says about Natalie and her success with Jansz Tasmania.

Seppeltsfield fortifieds - "Real Rarities from Australia" -- Harvey Steiman August 7 2009

7 August 2009

"100-year old fortified wines are among the country's rare jewels," writes Harvey Steiman on his Wine Spectator blog. Read it here

Hill Smith Family Vineyards - "passion and foresight", says James Halliday

4 August 2009

“The Hill Smith family has passion and foresight to make wines that best represent a single vineyard site,” writes James Halliday. In his Australian Wine Companion 2010 Edition, he gives top marks to many wines produced from these exceptional vineyards, such as Jansz Tasmania, Heggies Vineyard, Pewsey Vale, Smith & Hooper and Oxford Landing. Read all about it here

Yalumba - the winery and the wines - earn 5 stars from James Halliday

4 August 2009

James Halliday rates Yalumba 5 stars: “Great vision - long term commitment to quality - serious player at top end of full-bodied Australian reds”. In his Australian Wine Companion 2010 Edition, he also give top marks to many Yalumba wines. Read all about it here

Robert Hill Smith, 5th Generation Vigneron and Yalumba proprietor, receives Leadership Award

29 July 2009

 

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Harvey Steiman's Wine of the Week - Yalumba Y Series Viognier

July 2009

 

"Bright and tangy, with floral and green berry flavors that linger on the citrusy finish. Drink now. 15,000 cases imported. From Australia."

Harvey Steiman, Wine & Spectator (USA), July 2009

Huon Hooke crowns Pewsey Vale Prima Riesling 2008 'WINE OF THE WEEK' and 93/100! " Utterly delicious and a worthy follow-up to the '07 Prima"

21 July 2009

 

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Yalumba Signature wins 3 trophies at UK's IWC!

2009

 

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Today ShowYalumba Y Series Sangiovese Rose on the Today Show 6/25/09. Leslie Sbrocco highlights as a great BBQ wine.

25 June 2009

 

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wine spectator logoYalumba Y Series Viognier 2008 - BEST VALUE 7/31/09 issue

31 July 2009

 

"This wine is bright and tangy, offering floral and green berry flavors that linger on the citrusy finish."

Harvey Steiman, 88points.

wine spirit logoYalumba listed as an Australian 'VALUE BRAND OF THE YEAR' for the 3rd year running...2009, 2008, 2007! June 2009 issue

wine spirit logoY Series Cabernet 2007 BEST BUY and a TOP 100 VALUES OF THE YEAR June 2009 issue

wine enthusiast logo90 points for Yalumba MGS 2006 August 2009 issue

Seppeltsfield: 'Icon Back in Good Hands'

26 May 2009

 

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Yalumba, Jansz & Pewsey Vale make the Top 100 Best Oz Wines for 2009 - Matthew Jukes, UK

May 2009

 

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San Francisco Chronicle’s Jon Bonne singles out Lodge Hill Riesling 2008 as a “perennial standout” in recent blog post ‘Undiscovered Australian Gems’.

Jon Bonné, 9 May 2009

 

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Wine Spectator logoNautilus Sauvignon Blanc 2008 90 pts April Issue 2009

"This refreshing white offers a breezy mouthfeel of lime accented green apple and herb flavors."

April 2009

 

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LA Times calls Pewsey Vale Riesling "a favorite"

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Canada's GLOBE AND MAIL highlight Yalumba as a 'sure bet' April 8, 2009

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Sante Showcases Margaret River & Vasse Felix - March 2009

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Wine Advocate logoTop Aussie Reviews from Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate Issue #181 Feb. 2009

February 27, 2009

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Wine Spectator names Oxford Landing Sauvignon Blanc 2008 a BEST VALUE Jan 2009

January 2009

 

Wine Spectator's Harvey Steiman describes the Oxford Landing Sauvignon Blanc 2008 as "fresh and lively ... a juicy mouthful." And that's just one of the many rave reviews Oxford Landing wines received throughout 2008.

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CBS the early show logoYalumba Y Unwooded Chardonnay on CBS Early Show

November 2008

 

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wine spectator logoYalumba Shines Bright - Results from Wine Spectator

15 October 2008

 

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Henschke Highlights - Results from Wine Spectator

15 October 2008

 

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Yalumba Organic Viognier takes home the TROPHY AND GOLD

July 2008

 

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Yalumba The Virgilius and Pewsey Vale The Contours – TROPHY SUCCESS @ International Wine Challenge, London

16 June 2008

 

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Wine & Spirits Magazine selects Yalumba as a Value Brand of the Year

June 2008

 

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Restaurant Wine selects Yalumba as 2008 Winery of the Year - Ronn Wiegand, Issue #123

 

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