Cottontail Wines is an award-winning winery based in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia. We house eight varieties of locally produces, premium wine guaranteed to indulge all tastes.

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Cottontails Shiraz adds Gold Medal & Cabernet SAUVIGNON double GOLD

Our range of wines has expanded from the original varieties of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, to include, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Sweet Red Blend, Sweet White Blend, and a Sparkling White Bubbles.

Over the years the Cottontail Brand has been awarded various medals in Wine Show’s around Australia & in 2012 overseas in Hong Kong – China. Our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded a Double Gold Medal at the 2015 CWSA in Hong Kong, whilst the flagship Shiraz has featured in 8 Show’s, for 8 Medal’s with a Bronze Medal at the 2008 & 2010 Riverina Wine Shows, 2010 Small Winemakers Show & the 2011 China Wine & Spirit Awards in Hong Kong, Silver Medals at the Cowra 2009 Wine Show, 2009 Boutique Wines of Australia Show, & the 2011 Citibank NSW Wine Awards & a Gold Medal at the 2012 China Best Value Wine & Spirit Awards in Hong Kong. Our Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded a Bronze Medal at the 2010 Cowra Wine Awards & the 2010 Small Winemakers Australia Awards. The Chardonnay has won a Bronze at the 2007 Riverina Wine Awards.

 Cottontails Shiraz wins Silver Medal

We entered the Shiraz in the 2010 Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers Show in Sydney, this event is eligible for all wineries that crush less than a total of 500 tonnes of grapes per vintage. In the Shiraz section there were 217 entries – of which the wines entered came from vintage 2009 through to 2006 years.

Of the 14 entries that came from the 2009 vintage, 6 were awarded a Bronze Medal & our 2009 Shiraz was awarded the only Silver, which made us feel a bit special.

We were then awarded a Bronze for this wine at the 2010 Riverina Winemakers Show held at Griffith in September and another Bronze at the 2010 Small Winemakers Show held in Stanthorpe QLD in October, our Cabernet Sauvignon also won Bronze at this Show.

Then to Hong Kong for the 2011 China Wine Awards, the largest wine show in China with over 25 Countries displaying wines, where we were awarded a Bronze for the 2009 Shiraz. We then entered the wine in the 2011 Citibank NSW Wine Awards & received Silver

Cottontails Red Bubbles - Sparkling Shiraz

Our Red Bubbles is a ruby-red blend with an aroma of red berries and dark cherry. Made from Shiraz grape, it has a palate soft with plum fruit characters making it perfect to pair with roast turkey. The 2013 vintage was ideal and brought out many of the characters you can expect from our Shiraz fruit. Carefully crafted and spending up to 8 months in American oak, make this an award winning and much sought after sparkling red wine. Rarely is a sparkling wine so well awarded both domestically and internationally.