Awards

We are proud to be nationally recognised as a leading Tasmanian Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producer.

Recent Accolades

2015 Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling
4 Trophies –
Best Tasmanian Dry White Wine (Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2015)
Best Tasmanian Riesling (Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2015)
Best Riesling (Tasmanian Wine Show 2016)
Best 2015 Vintage Wine (Tasmanian Wine Show 2016)
3 Gold Medals –
Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2015
Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2015
Tasmanian Wine Show 2016

2015 Pooley Riesling
3 Gold Medals –
Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2015
Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2015
Tasmanian Wine Show 2016

2015 Pooley Gewurztraminer – 95 points (First Release)
2014 Pooley Pinot Grigio – 96 points (Australia’s Top Score)
2013 Coal River Riesling – 97 points
2013 Cooinda Vale Pinot Noir – 95 points
2013 Pooley Pinot Noir – 94 points
2012 Late Harvest Riesling – 95 points
2012 Coal River Pinot Noir – 96 points
2009 Matilda Pinot Noir Chardonnay – 94 points

— James Halliday, Wine Companion

“Pooley Wines took home eighteen medals and two trophies at the 2011 Tasmanian Wine Show. This result was repeated at the 2012 Tasmanian Wine Show”.“Pooley Wines scored the only Gold Medals in the Museum Pinot Noir Class, with wines made 10 years apart (1991 and 2001). The older wine, having proved itself over 16 years (how many Australian Pinots have gone that distance?), won the trophy for Best Museum Red.”

— Huon Hooke, wine critic and author

Top drops: Best Australian wines of 2015
– featuring the 2013 Pooley Pinot Noir.
“If I had a dollar for every pinot aficionado I’ve heard applaud this wine from southern Tasmania’s Coal River region I’d have enough to buy another bottle. It’s earthy, savoury, replete with red and dark fruits, and thumbs its impressively aromatic nose at those misguided folk who don’t think pinot can stand up to beef dishes.”

— Cathy Gowdie, wine writer Sydney Morning Herald and goodfood.com

2016 Tasmanian Wine ShowTROPHIES



GOLD
2015 Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling
Best Riesling
Best 2015 Vintage Wine

2015 Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling
2015 Pooley Riesling
2015 Royal Hobart International Wine ShowTROPHIES



GOLD


2015 Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling
Best Tasmanian Dry White Wine
Best Riesling

2015 Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling
2015 Pooley Riesling
2015 Royal Melbourne Wine ShowGOLD2015 Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling &
2015 Pooley Riesling
(Equal Best Tasmanian Rieslings)
2014 Australian Small Winemakers Show GOLD2014 Margaret Tribute Riesling
2014 National Cool Climate Wine Show GOLD2014 Pooley Riesling
2013 Royal Melbourne Wine AwardsGOLD2011 Coal River Pinot Noir – equal Top Gold in Best Pinot Noir Class (96 points) and Best Single Vineyard Red Wine
2013 Royal Adelaide Wine ShowGOLD2013 Coal River Riesling
2012 Pooley Pinot Noir
2013 National Cool Climate Wine ShowTROPHIESChampion Pinot Noir of Show
Champion Red Wine of Show
Champion Wine of Show
2012 Coal River Pinot Noir
2013 Rutherglen Wine ShowGOLD2011 Butchers Hill Pinot Noir
2012 Rutherglen Wine ShowGOLD2011 Coal River Pinot Noir (Top Gold)
2009 Butchers Hill Pinot Noir
2012 Tasmanian Wine ShowTROPHIES



GOLD
Pinot Noir Exhibitor of the Year
People’s Choice Trophy – 2009 Butchers Hill Pinot Noir

2010 Coal River Pinot Noir
2008 Coal River Riesling
2009 Butcher’s Hill Pinot Noir
2006 Pooley Late Harvest Riesling
2006 Coal River Riesling
2004 Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling
2011 National Cool Climate Wine ShowTROPHIES2009 Butchers Hill Pinot Noir was awarded:
Rock Perpetual Trophy for Champion Wine of Show
Bathurst Beefsteak & Burgundy Perpetual Trophy for Champion Dry Red Table Wine
Champion Pinot Noir
2011 Wrest Point Royal Hobart Wine ShowGOLD2009 Butchers Hill Pinot Noir
2010 Pooley Coal River Pinot Noir
2011 Rutherglen Wine ShowTROPHIES



GOLD
Les & Diana Harmer Perpetual Trophy for Best Australian Dry Red Wine
2010 Coal River Pinot Noir

2010 Coal River Pinot Noir
2011 Small Vigneron AwardsTROPHIES


GOLD
Best Riesling – 2010 Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling

2010 Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling
2011 Boutique Wine AwardsTROPHIESBest Sparkling White Wine – 2008 Pooley Wines Matilda Vintage Sparkling
2011 Tasmanian Wine ShowTROPHIESBest Museum Wine – 2004 Pooley Coal River Riesling
Peoples Choice – 2009 Pooley Family Reserve Pinot Noir
2011 Tasmanian Wine ShowGOLD2004 Pooley Coal River Riesling
2009 Pooley Family Reserve Pinot Noir
2010 Coal River Late Harvest Riesling
2004 Coal River Pinot Noir
2005 Coal River Riesling
2010 Canberra International Riesling ChallengeGOLD2010 Late Harvest Riesling
(This wine was also named in the “Top Ten Rieslings in Australia”)
2010 Trinations Wine ChallengeGOLD2008 Family Reserve Pinot Noir
2010 Tasmanian Wine ShowGOLD2008 Family Reserve Pinot Noir
2008 Coal River Late Harvest Riesling
2010 Wine State Magazine – Annual EditionBest Wines of 2009 – Regional Tasting – 5 Stars2007 Coal River Pinot Noir
“... lovely creamy wine with all its components in perfect balance ... lovely cherry/plum like fruit, drying tannins and crisp acidity ...”
(Pooley Wines Pinot Noir was the only Tasmanian wine to receive 5 stars, topping the regional tasting.)
2009 Rutherglen Wine ShowTROPHY


GOLD
Best Dry Red: Pinot Noir
2007 Pooley Coal River Pinot Noir

2007 Pooley Coal River Pinot Noir
2008 Rutherglen Wine ShowGOLD2007 Pooley Coal River Riesling
2007 Tasmanian Wine ShowTROPHIES




GOLD
People’s Choice and Top Gold
– 2004 Pooley Coal River Riesling
Best Museum Red and Top Gold
– 1991 Pooley Cooinda Vale Pinot Noir

1991 Pooley Cooinda Vale Pinot Noir
2004 Pooley Coal River Riesling
2001 Pooley Family Reserve Pinot Noir
2006 Tasmanian Wine ShowTROPHIES




GOLD
VAT Trophy Best White (or Wine) of Show
– 2004 Pooley Coal River Riesling
Australia Post Trophy Best Riesling
– 2004 Pooley Coal River Riesling

2004 Pooley Coal River Riesling – 96/100
2000 Tasmanian Wine ShowTROPHY

GOLD
1992 Cooinda Vale Riesling

1999 Pooley Wines Chardonnay
1992 Cooinda Vale Riesling
Since 1985 – Pooley Wines are proud to be recognised for the quality of their wines, winning over 100 awards since Margaret Pooley’s first vintage in 1988.