Pooley Wines – awards

2013 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

Royal Melbourne Wine Show
  • GOLD MEDALS
    • 2012 Coal River Pinot Noir – equal Top Gold in Best Pinot Noir Class (96 points)

2013 Royal Adelaide Wine Show

Royal Adelaide Wine Show
  • GOLD MEDALS
    • 2013 Coal River Riesling
    • 2012 Pooley Pinot Noir

2013 International Cool Climate Wine Show

International Cool Climate Wine Show
  • SILVER MEDALS
    • 2012 Late Harvest Riesling
    • 2012 Pooley Pinot Noir
    • 2012 Coal River Pinot Noir
    • 2011 Family Reserve Pinot Noir (not yet released)

2013 National Cool Climate Wine Show

National Cool Climate Wine Show
  • TROPHIES:
    ~ Champion Pinot Noir of Show
    ~ Champion Red Wine of Show
    ~Champion Wine of Show
    • 2012 Coal River Pinot Noir
  • SILVER MEDALS
    • 2012 Pooley Pinot Noir

2013 Rutherglen Wine Show

2013 Rutherglen Wine Show
  • GOLD MEDALS
    • 2011 Butchers Hill Pinot Noir (not yet released)
  • SILVER MEDALS
    • 2012 Coal River Pinot Noir

2013 Boutique Wine Awards

Boutique Wine Awards
  • SILVER MEDALS
    • 2012 Pooley Pinot Noir

2012 Rutherglen Wine Show

Rutherglen Wine Show
  • GOLD MEDALS
    • 2011 Coal River Pinot Noir (Top Gold)
    • 2009 Butchers Hill Pinot Noir
  • SILVER MEDALS
    • 2011 Coal River Riesling
    • 2011 Family Reserve Pinot Noir
  • BRONZE MEDALS
    • 2012 Coal River Riesling
    • 2012 Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling
    • 2010 Butchers Hill Pinot Noir
Tasmanian Wine Show

2012 Tasmanian Wine Show

  • TROPHIES
    • Pinot Noir Exhibitor of the Year
    • People’s Choice Trophy
      – 2009 Butchers Hill Pinot Noir
  • GOLD Medals
    • 2010 Coal River Pinot Noir
    • 2008 Coal River Riesling (not available)
    • 2009 Butcher’s Hill Pinot Noir
    • 2006 Pooley Late Harvest Riesling (not available)
    • 2006 Coal River Riesling (not available)
    • 2004 Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling (not available)
  • SILVER Medals
    • 2011 Pooley Late Harvest Riesling
    • 2009 Pooley Family Reserve Pinot Noir (not yet released)
    • 2008 Pooley Sparkling Matilda
    • 2005 Coal River Riesling (not available)
    • 2004 Coal River Riesling (not available)
  • BRONZE Medals
    • 2011 Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling
    • 2011 Coal River Riesling
    • 2009 Pooley Family Reserve Pinot Noir (not yet released)
    • 2008 Pooley Family Reserve Cabernet Merlot
    • 2007 Pooley Sparkling Pinot Noir
    • 2007 Coal River Pinot Noir
    • 2004 Coal River Pinot Noir (not available)

2011 National Cool Climate Wine Show

National Cool Climate Wine Show
  • TROPHIES
    • 2009 Butchers Hill Pinot Noir (not yet released) 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 Show

Wrest Point Royal Hobart Wine Show
  • GOLD Medals
    • 2009 Butchers Hill Pinot Noir
    • 2010 Pooley Coal River Pinot Noir

2011 Rutherglen Wine Show

Rutherglen Wine Show
  • TROPHY
    • Les & Diana Harmer Pepetual trophy for Best Australian Dry Red Wine
      2010 Coal River Pinot Noir
  • GOLD MEDAL
    • 2010 Coal River Pinot Noir

2011 Small Vigneron Awards

Winewise Small Vigneron Awards 2011
  • TROPHY
    • Best Riesling
      – 2010 Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling (not available)
  • GOLD MEDAL
    • 2010 Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling (not available)
Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers

2011 Boutique Wine Awards

  • TROPHY
    • Best Sparkling White Wine
      – 2008 Pooley Wines Matilda Vintage Sparkling
Tasmanian Wine Show

2011 Tasmanian Wine Show

  • TROPHIES
    • Best Museum Wine
      – 2004 Pooley Coal River Riesling (not available)
    • Peoples Choice
      – 2009 Pooley Family Reserve Pinot Noir
  • GOLD Medals
    • 2004 Pooley Coal River Riesling (not available)
    • 2009 Pooley Family Reserve Pinot Noir
    • 2010 Coal River Late Harvest Riesling (not available)
    • 2004 Coal River Pinot Noir (not available)
    • 2005 Coal River Riesling (not available)
  • SILVER Medals
    • 2010 Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling
    • 2007 Butchers Hill Pinot Noir
    • 2009 Coal River Riesling
    • 2000 Cooinda Vale Old Block Pinot Noir (not available)
    • 2001 Coal River Pinot Noir (not available)
    • 2000 Cooinda Vale Old Block Riesling (not available)
  • BRONZE Medals
    • 2008 Sparkling Matilda
    • 2003 Coal River Pinot Noir (not available)
    • 2008 Butchers Hill Pinot Noir
    • 2008 Family Reserve Pinot Noir
    • 2009 Coal River Pinot Noir
    • 2010 Coal River Pinot Grigio
    • 2010 Coal River Riesling

2010 Canberra International Riesling Challenge

  • GOLD Medal – 2010 Late Harvest Riesling
    (This wine was also named in the “Top Ten Riselings in Australia”)

2010 Trinations Wine Challenge

  • GOLD Medal – 2008 Family Reserve Pinot Noir
Tasmanian Wine Show

2010 Tasmanian Wine Show

  • GOLD Medals
    • 2008 Family Reserve Pinot Noir
    • 2008 Coal River Late Harvest Riesling
  • SILVER Medal – 2001 Family Reserve Pinot Noir (sold out)
  • BRONZE Medals
    • 2007 Coal River Pinot Noir
    • 2007 Butchers Hill Pinot Noir
    • 2008 Butchers Hill Pinot Noir
    • 2009 Coal River Late Harvest Riesling
    • 2001 Coal River Pinot Noir (sold out)
    • 2008 Coal River Riesling

2010 Sydney Royal Show

  • BRONZE Medal – 2008 Coal River Pinot Noir

2010 Wine State Magazine – Annual Edition

  • Best Wines of 2009 – Regional Tasting – 5 Stars
    • 2007 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.)

Rutherglen Wine Show Trophy

2009 Rutherglen Wine Show

  • TROPHY
    • Best Dry Red – Pinot Noir
      – 2007 Pooley Coal River Pinot Noir
  • GOLD Medal – 2007 Pooley Coal River Pinot Noir
Tasmanian Wine Show

2008 Tasmanian Wine Show

  • SILVER Medal – 2007 Nellies Nest Riesling
  • BRONZE Medal – 2007 Pooley Late Harvest Riesling
Rutherglen Wine Show

2008 Rutherglen Wine Show

  • GOLD Medal – 2007 Pooley Coal River Riesling
  • SILVER Medal – 2007 Pooley Late Harvest Riesling
  • BRONZE Medals
    • 2008 Pooley Pinot Grigio
    • 2006 Pooley Coal River Pinot Noir
    • 2006 Pooley Butchers Hill Pinot Noir
Cowra Wine Show

2008 Cowra Wine Show

  • BRONZE Medal – 2006 Pooley Coal River Pinot Noir

2007 Tasmanian Wine Show

2007 Tasmanian Wine Show Best Museum Red Award
Best Museum Red
Coal River Storage &
Packaging Trophy
  • TROPHIES
    • People’s Choice and Top Gold
      – 2004 Pooley Coal River Riesling
    • Best Museum Red and Top Gold
      – 1991 Pooley Cooinda Vale Pinot Noir
  • GOLD Medals
    • 1991 Pooley Cooinda Vale Pinot Noir
    • 2004 Pooley Coal River Riesling
    • 2001 Pooley Family Reserve Pinot Noir
  • SILVER Medals
    • 2006 Pooley Late Harvest Riesling
    • 2001 Pooley Pinot Noir
    • 2000 Pooley Pinot Noir
    • 1998 Pooley Pinot Noir (Cooinda Vale)
    • 1997 Pooley Pinot Noir (Cooinda Vale)
    • 1994 Pooley Pinot Noir (Cooinda Vale)
    • 1992 Pooley Pinot Noir (Cooinda Vale)
  • BRONZE Medals
    • 2006 Pooley Riesling
    • 2005 Pooley Riesling
    • 2006 Pooley Pinot Gris
    • 2005 Pooley Pinot Noir
    • 2004 Pooley Pinot Noir
    • 2004 Pooley Pinot Noir
    • 2002 Pooley Riesling
    • 2000 Pooley Riesling
    • 1999 Pooley Riesling
    • 1996 Pooley Riesling
    • 1996 Pooley Pinot Noir
Tasmanian Wine Show 2006 Australia Post Trophy Best White
Best Riesling
Australia Post Trophy

Tasmanian Wine Show 2006 VAT Trophy Best White of Show
Best White of Show
VAT Trophy

2006 Tasmanian Wine Show

  • TROPHIES
    • VAT Trophy Best White (or Wine) of Show
      – 2004 Pooley Coal River Riesling
    • Australia Post Trophy Best Riesling
      – 2004 Pooley Coal River Riesling
  • GOLD Medal
    • 2004 Pooley Coal River Riesling – 96/100
  • SILVER Medal
    • 2003 Pooley Reserve Pinot Noir
  • BRONZE Medals
    • 2005 Pooley Coal River Riesling
    • 2003 Pooley Coal River Chardonnay

2006 International Riesling Challenge

  • BRONZE Medal
    • 2004 Pooley Coal River Riesling

2005 Tasmanian Wine Show

  • SILVER Medal
    • 2000 Pooley Coal River Riesling
  • BRONZE Medals
    • 2004 Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling
    • 2004 Pooley Pinot Noir
    • 2003 Pooley Pinot Noir
    • 2003 Pooley Reserve Cabernet Merlot

2005 Wrest Point Royal Hobart International Wine Show

  • BRONZE Medals
    • 2005 Pooley Coal River Riesling
    • 2004 Pooley Coal River Pinot Noir

2005 Australian Small Winemakers Show

  • BRONZE Medals
    • 2005 Pooley Coal River Riesling
    • 2004 Pooley Coal River Riesling

2005 Cowra Wine Show

  • BRONZE Medal
    • 2004 Margaret Pooley Tribute Riesling

2004 Tasmanian Wine Show

  • SILVER Medal
    • 2001 Pooley Family Reserve Pinot Noir
  • BRONZE Medal
    • 2003 Pooley Coal River Riesling

2004 Royal Hobart Wine Show

  • BRONZE Medal
    • 2003 Pooley Coal River Pinot Noir
    • 2003 Pooley Coal River Riesling

2004 Australian Small Winemakers Show

  • BRONZE Medal
    • 2003 Pooley Coal River Pinot Noir

2004 Rutherglen Wine Show

  • BRONZE Medal
    • 2003 Pooley Coal River Riesling

2004 Cowra Wine Show

  • SILVER Medal
    • 2002 Pooley Coal River Riesling
  • BRONZE Medal
    • 2003 Pooley Coal River Pinot Noir

2004 Cairns Wine Show

  • BRONZE Medals
    • 2003 Pooley Coal River Pinot Noir
    • 2001 Pooley Coal River Chardonnay
    • 2002 Pooley Coal River Riesling

2003 Tasmanian Wine Show

  • SILVER Medals
    • 2001 Pooley Family Reserve Pinot Noir
    • 2001 Pooley Coal River Riesling
  • BRONZE Medal
    • 2001 Pooley Coal River Chardonnay
  • Top Fifty Wine
    • 2001 Pooley Family Reserve Pinot Noir

2002 Tasmanian Wine Show

  • SILVER Medal
    • 1999 Pooley Coal River Chardonnay – wooded
  • BRONZE Medals
    • 2000 Pooley Coal River Riesling
    • 2000 Cooinda Vale Pinot Noir
    • 2000 Pooley Coal River Chardonnay – wooded

2002 Australian Small Winemakers Show

  • BRONZE Medals
    • 2001 Pooley Family Reserve Pinot Noir
    • 2001 Pooley Coal River Riesling
    • 2001 Pooley Coal River Chardonnay

2002 Rutherglen Wine Show

  • BRONZE Medals
    • 2001 Pooley Coal River Riesling
    • 2001 Pooley Coal River Chardonnay

2002 Hobart Wine Show

  • BRONZE Medal
    • 2001 Pooley Coal River Chardonnay
    • 2001 Pooley Coal River Riesling
    • 2001 Pooley Coal River Pinot Noir

2001 Tasmanian Wine Show

  • SILVER Medals
    • Museum Class – Cooinda Vale Riesling
    • Museum Class – Cooinda Vale Pinot Noir
  • BRONZE Medal
    • 2000 Cooinda Vale Riesling

2001 Rutherglen Wine Show

  • BRONZE Medals
    • 1998 Nellies Nest Pinot Noir
    • 2000 Pooley Coal River Riesling
    • 2000 Pooley Coal River Chardonnay

2000 Tasmanian Wine Show

  • TROPHY
    • 1992 Cooinda Vale Riesling
  • GOLD Medals
    • 1999 Pooley Wines Chardonnay
    • 1992 Cooinda Vale Riesling
  • SILVER Medals
    • 1996 Cooinda Vale Riesling
    • 1995 Cooinda Vale Riesling
    • 1994 Cooinda Vale Riesling
    • 1993 Cooinda Vale Riesling
    • 1991 Cooinda Vale Riesling
  • BRONZE Medal
    • 1998 Pinot Noir

“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”

2013 Coal River Riesling
James Halliday Wine Companion
~ 97 points ~

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“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