There is White Gold in the Adelaide Hills

The Oakbank based Sidewood that produces its wine at its own winery at Nairne has just received the ultimate wine show accolade from the Jerry D Mead New World International Wine competition held in California with its 2016 Sidewood Sauvignon Blanc made by Darryl Catlin being awarded an impressive 99 points!!
 
The celebrated wine was also awarded two trophies at the show .
BEST NEW WORLD SAUVIGNON/FUMÉ BLANC – 2016 Sidewood Sauvignon Blanc
BEST NEW WORLD WHITE WINE – 2016 Sidewood Sauvignon Blanc 
The win by Sidewood is the first time since the shows inauguration in 1991 that an Australian winery has won Best White Wine.
 
Recent Reviews/wins
Sidewood was also recently afforded exceptionally good reviews in the Australian Wine Companion by James Halliday one of Australia’s most respected wine reviewers 
2015 Sidewood Estate Pinot Noir – 96pts James Halliday  (To-date this is the highest rated 2015 Pinot Noir from the Adelaide Hills) 
2015 Sidewood 777 Pinot Noir – 95pts James Halliday
2016 Sidewood Estate Sauvignon Blanc – 95pts James Halliday
 
and from renowned wine reviewer Huon Hooke
2015 Sidewood Mappinga Shiraz – 95pts Huon Hooke
2015 Sidewood Mappinga Fume Blanc – 95pts Huon Hooke
2015 Sidewood Owen’s Chardonnay – 96pts Huon Hooke
 
2016 – Sidewood Sauvignon Blanc - Gold Medal – National Wine Show – Canberra, Australia
2016 – Sidewood Sauvignon Blanc - Gold Medal - Catavinum Wine Show, Spain