Since Leogate Estate Wines came roaring onto the scene their wines have succeeded in capturing the attention of wine connoisseurs and judges. With a 5 star rating in the 2014 James Halliday Australian Wine Companion Leogate Estate is proud of its achievements and will continue to keep you updated on recent trophy and medal wins – so watch this space below for updates or follow us on Facebook.

For a full list of our achievements click the year below or see individual wines in our online store:

2013      2012      2011

Leogate – Home of the World’s Best New Wine 

2011 “The Basin” Reserve Shiraz Wins an International Trophy at the International Wine Challenge 

“Len Evans would be delighted. His favourite vineyard has been honoured as having produced the grapes for the World’s Best New Wine” say Bill and Vicki Widin of Leogate Estate Wines and Brokenback Vineyard.

The 2014 International Wine Challenge awarded the “James Rodgers Trophy for the Best Wine in its First Year of Production” to Leogate Estate’s 2011 “The Basin” Reserve Shiraz (RRP $115).  When accepting the award in person at the gala dinner, Bill and Vicki Widin attributed the Trophy both to Len Evans’ attention to detail in establishing Brokenback Vineyard, and to Mark Woods’ superior winemaking skills. “The Basin” had earlier also been awarded the Trophy for the best Hunter Valley Red Wine.

Qantas selects Leogate for First and Business Class passengers

An Australia-wide wine selection process, evaluating 1,200 wines, was recently carried out by a panel of eleven top ranking sommeliers for the Qantas International and Qantas Domestic wine lists. Leogate Estate is honoured to announce that:

Click here to review the Qantas wines and order from our online shop.

Leogate Shiraz Grabs Top Award

To read the full article, by John Lewis, published in the Newcastle Herald on 30 July 2014 regarding 2011 “The Basin” being awarded the Best New Wine at the International Wine Challenge click here

Plucky Winemaker Hits the Right Note. Leogate’s reds and white are harmonious drops, writes John Lewis

To read the full article published in the Newcastle Herald on 2 July 2014, which celebrates our win in London and the release of our “Gatecrasher” series click here

2011 “The Basin” Reserve Shiraz wins Trophy at the International Wine Challenge

After receiving a Gold medal in the International Wine Challenge, judged in London, the 2011 “The Basin” Reserve Shiraz then went on to collect the Trophy in the “Hunter Valley Red Wine” category. This cool style Shiraz style with bright fruit, savoury notes, supple tannins and great drinkability clearly pleased the judges as did our 2011 “Western Slopes” Reserve Shiraz and 2013 “Creek Bed Reserve Semillon” which both received Silver medals.

2011 Western Slopes Shiraz declared Wine of the Year!

John Lewis, Wine Writer for the Newcastle Herald, has declared Leogate Estate’s 2011 Western Slopes Shiraz to be his Wine of the Year for 2013.Also taking out the titles of Red of the Year and Shiraz of the year, Leogate’s 2011 Western Slopes Shiraz has been a much celebrated wine winning a total of 7 medals and 2 trophies in 2013 alone. These are fabulous additions to the 9 medals and 4 trophies awarded to it in 2012.

To receive this accolade from a highly regarded wine writer really is the icing on the cake and a credit to the winemaker Mark Woods and his team. To read John Lewis’ full article click here.The 2011 Western Slopes Shiraz is available for sale from our cellar door located at 1693 Broke Rd, Pokolbin or online at