Woody Nook Wine Awards
Over the past seventeen 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.
Wine Awards
Small Winemakers Show 

Cabernet Merlot 2014.....Gold 
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
Ray Jordan, The WA Wine Guide 
'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014.....97 points 

Perth Royal Wine Show

'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 .....Gold
'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 ..... Gold
Sauvignon Blanc 2017..... Silver 

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 
Chardonnay 2015..... Bronze 
Cabernet Merlot 2015..... Bronze 
Tempranillo 2015..... Bronze 
'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015..... Bronze 
Shiraz 2012.....Bronze 
Graciano & Tempranillo 2012.....Bronze 

Margaret River Wine Show

Graciano 2014..... Trophy 
'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 
Sauvignon Blanc 2017..... Bronze 
'Kelly's Farewell' SSB 2017..... Bronze 
Shiraz 2015..... Bronze 
Cabernet Merlot 2015..... Bronze 

James Halliday's Wine Companion ratings

'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015.....95 points 
'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
'Kelly's Farewell' SSB 2017..... 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
'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015..... Silver 
Concours International Des Cabernets Competition 
'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012..... Silver 

‘Gallagher’s Choice’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2014    Gold

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." 

'Gallagher's Choice' Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 amassed an amazing medal count, 16 in total, 6 of which were Gold. Unfortunately, there are no stocks left.



GALLAGHER'S CHOICE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2004Shiraz Wine