Gold Trifecta for Gartelmann ‘Benjamin’ Semillon

Gartelmann Wine pulls a hat–trick at the 2016 Cairns Show Wine Awards

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Gartelmann Benjamin Semillon 2016


Gartelmann Wines’ Benjamin Semillon has won an impressive trio of gold medals, crowned with the Top Gold at the recent 2016 Cairns Show Wine Awards.

The Top Gold was awarded to the 2011 Gartelmann ‘Benjamin’ Semillon with gold also award to the 2014 and 2016 vintages.

“We are extremely proud of these results,” said Gartelmann owner, Jorg Gartelmann. “Hunter Valley Semillon is a wonderful style.

"We have worked hard on the quality of these wines and to be awarded gold across a range of vintages, with the Top Gold for our 2011 Semillon, is testament to the work of our team.”

The 2016 Cairns Show Wine Awards was chaired by Master of Wine Andrew Corrigan with the Panel Chairs comprising Andrew Spinaze from Tyrrells, Tony Hooper from Pernod Ricard, Hamish Seabrook and Andrew Santarossa.

“Andrew Spinaze brings a great deal of experience to the judging of the Semillons at these awards,” continued Jorg. “We are constantly benchmarking our wines and Cairns offers a great opportunity to continue this as it attracts a relatively high number of entries of Hunter Valley Semillon.

“To win gold medals for our new vintage and older ones against competition from the likes of Tyrrells, Audrey Wilkinson, Pooles Rock and Australian Vintage is a great coup.”

From the ten Gartelmann wines entered into the 2016 Cairns Show, nine were awarded medals, including three Silvers and three Bronzes to partner the three Gold Medals.

The new gold medal winning 2016 Gartelmann ‘Benjamin’ Semillon is available at the Gartelmann Cellar door and will be presented at the Gartelmann New Release Dinner at The Newcastle Club on Friday 29 July 2016.

Tickets to this event are available from the Cellar Door on 02 4930 7113.


2016 Cairns Show Wine Awards:

  • Top Gold Medal, Class 4.1: 2011 Gartelmann ‘Benjamin’ Semillon

  • Gold Medal, Class 3.3: 2016 Gartelmann ‘Benjamin’ Semillon

  • Gold Medal, Class 3.3: 2014 Gartelmann ‘Benjamin’ Semillon


2016 Gartelmann ‘Benjamin’ Semillon (Hunter Valley) $25.00

Distribution: Gartelmann Wines are available directly from the winery and via their website at



  • Hunter Valley (NSW)

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