Awards Some of our 65 AwardsOver the past fifteen years, Woody Nook has collected more than 300 awards, including 11 Trophies, 40+ Gold medals and 50+ Silver medals in some of the country’s most prestigious wine competitions, not just in Western Australia, but also in Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Hong Kong,the USA and the United Kingdom.

With congratulations to our winemaker and viticulturist Neil Gallagher, we are very proud to list the most recent successes for currently available Woody Nook wines in competitions and publications.

International Wine Challenge

'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013.....Gold Medal & Trophy for the Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013.....Trophy for the Australian Cabernet Sauvignon

'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013.....Trophy for the Australian Red Wine

'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012.....Silver

Perth Royal Wine Show:

'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 .....Gold
'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 ..... Gold

Decanter World Wine Awards:

'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010.....Silver
'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012..... Bronze

Boutique Wine Awards:

Cabernet Merlot 2012.....Gold & Trophy for the Best Red Blend
'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013.....Gold & Trophy for the Best Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay 2013.....Bronze
Shiraz 2012.....Bronze
Graciano & Tempranillo 2012.....Bronze

Margaret River Wine Show

'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012.....Gold
Cabernet Merlot 2012.....Bronze
'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013.....Silver
Sauvignon Blanc 2015.....Bronze
Cabernet Merlot 2013.....Bronze
Chardonnay 2013.....Bronze

Blackwood Valley & WA Boutique Wine Show

'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012.....Gold
Graciano & Tempranillo 2012.....Bronze

James Halliday's 2016 Wine Companion ratings

'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013.....95 points
Chardonnay 2013.....95 points
Shiraz 2012.....94 points
Cabernet Merlot 2013.....94 points

Royal Adelaide Wine Show

Cabernet Merlot 2013.....Bronze
'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013.....Bronze

Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition

Cabernet Merlot 2012.....Bronze

Geographe Wine Show

Tempranillo 2014.....Silver

Royal Hobart International Wine Show

'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012.....Bronze

International Wine & Spirit Competition

'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012.....Outstanding Silver

Earlier accolades:

In 2011 Woody Nook received two trophies when 'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 won 'Best WA Red Wine' and 'Best Boutique Wine of the Show' at the Blackwood Valley Boutique Wine Show. This wine also received a Gold Medal from the 2011 Melbourne Royal Wine Show and a Silver Medal from the Qantas Wine Show.

Internationally in 2011, Woody Nook's Shiraz 2008 won a Bronze Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London. At the 2011 International Wine Challenge our 'Killdog Creek' Cabernet Merlot took out a Silver Medal and our 'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 a Bronze. This latter wine was also awarded a Silver Medal at the 2010 International Wine & Spirit Competition in the UK.

2009 saw Woody Nook receive three trophies – for our Cabernet Sauvignon 2007. In addition to a gold medal, this wine was awarded a trophy for the ‘Best Australian Dry Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon’ at Australia’s second largest wine show, in Rutherglen, Victoria. Shortly afterwards we learned that the judges at the Australian Cool Climate Wine Show in Murrumbateman had not only awarded this wine a gold medal but also a trophy for the ‘Best Cabernet Sauvignon’. In the same week we were advised by the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London that it had won a 'Best in Class' Gold Medal there too, plus the Warren Winiarski Trophy for the Best Cabernet Sauvignon. All those accolades are in addition to being voted ‘Best in Class’ by Winestate Magazine in a recent Cabernet tasting; being a runner up in the ‘Best Estate-Grown Red Wine’ category at the Western Australian Wine Industry Association’s Awards in November 2008, earning a Silver Medal at the 2010 International Wine Challenge and a Commended medal at last year's Decanter World Wine Awards . The judges at the International Wine & Spirit Competition made these notes about this wine: "Saturated glossy crimson red colour. Wonderful briar/bramble and mulberry fruit aromas, coupled with notes of cigar box, vanillin and smoke. Beautiful precise fruit definition in the mouth with super fine grained tannins and a silver thread of minerality which couples with lovely cedary integrated oak and notes of herb and more juicy fruit. Wonderfully sculptured, this is a hedonistic and very serious wine indeed."

We show below the amazing medal count of our Gallagher’s Choice Cabernet Sauvignon 2004. Unfortunately there are no stocks left of this wine in Australia, but residents of the UK and British Columbia, Canada, should contact the distributors listed in our 'where to buy' page to obtain this wine in your country.

2004 Cabernet Sauvignon “Gallagher’s Choice” 2004 Shiraz


Winewise Small Vigneron Awards 2006 Gold
Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2007 Gold
Qantas Mt. Barker Wine Show 2007 Gold
Australian Small Winemakers Show 2007 Gold
Sydney Royal Wine Show 2009 Gold
Decanter International Wine Awards 2009 Gold
Australian Small Winemakers Show 2006 Silver
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2008 Silver
Cowra Wine Show 2007 Bronze
Murrumbateman Cool Climate Wine Show 2007 Bronze
Boutique Wines of Australia Wine Awards 2007 Bronze
Commonwealth Bank 2006 Margaret River Wine Show Bronze
Rutherglen Wine Show 2006 Bronze
Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2006 Bronze
Macquarie Margaret River Wine Show 2007 Bronze
International Wine Challenge 2009 Bronze

This is what the judges said of this wine at the 2006 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards: "This wine shows a range of classic Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics from cassis and tobacco right through to a suggestion of leaf. The palate is particularly long and the tannins are fine-grained. Very Stylish. Highly Recommended."

These are the notes of the judging panel at the "Three Region Cabernet Tasting" conducted by Winewise: "Outstanding: 2004 Woody Nook Gallagher's Choice (Margaret River) shows powerful cassis aromatics together with a subtle dusty complexity. The palate is firm, satisfying and strongly varietal. Another great success for this very consistent producer."