It’s gold again for Charles Sturt University 2018 Chardonnay!

6 JUNE 2019

It’s gold again for Charles Sturt University 2018 Chardonnay!

For the second year in a row Boutique Wines by CSU from Charles Sturt University has won a gold medal at the International Cool Climate Show.

  • Charles Sturt University’s Boutique Wines by CSU Tumbarumba Chardonnay wins gold medal for the second year in a row
  • International Cool Climate Show is one of Australia’s leading wine competitions
  • Charles Sturt wine competitive in the industry

For the second year in a row Boutique Wines by CSU from Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) has won a gold medal at the International Cool Climate Show.

The International Cool Climate Wine Showis one of Australia’s leading wine competitions. Charles Sturt wine maker Mr Campbell Meeks said winning gold two years in a row reflected the quality and consistency of the wine produced by Charles Sturt. 

“Our Tumbarumba Chardonnay is consistently receiving similar recognition in other wine shows, highlighting that it is a Chardonnay of the highest quality,” Mr Meeks said.

Mr Meeks added that gold medals were only awarded to five other wines in the category, reflecting Charles Sturt’s competitiveness in the industry. ​​

“The Winery supports Charles Sturt University’s viticulture and wine science teaching by showcasing boutique and small-batch wine production to students. 

“Our success in winning gold medals shows that we are aligned with trends in the industry,” Mr Meeks said. 

The gold medal is a continuation of Tumbarumba Chardonnay’s strong performance in previous years:

2016 Tumbarumba Chardonnay

95 Points, 2019 Halliday Wine Companion

2017 Tumbarumba Chardonnay

Trophy, 95 Points and regional winner 2018 Halliday Chardonnay Challenge, Yarra Valley

Gold, 95 Points, 2018 International Cool Climate Wine Show, Mornington Peninsula

Silver, 94 Points – 2018 NSW Wine Awards

Silver, 92 Points - 2018 Sydney Royal Wine Show, Sydney

Silver, 2018 Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show, Sydney

2018 Tumbarumba Chardonnay

Gold, 95 Points, 2018 International Cool Climate Wine Show, Mornington Peninsula

Mr Meeks has also been recognised as a wine maker on the rise in the industry being named in the Top 50 2019 Young Guns of Wine announced in June.

Media contact:

Chris Gillies, 0439 068 752


Media Note:

For interviews with Charles Sturt wine maker Campbell Meeks, contact Chris Gillies at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0439 068 752 or news@csu.edu.au

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