2016 Barbera makes Wine Selectors top 50 Wines List for 2018

We are humbled and grateful that our 2016 Barbera was recognised by The Wine Selector Magazine as one of their top 50 wines in 2018.

Journalist Matt White wrote a glowing review which is as follows:

"First Ridge are dedicated to showcasing Italian varietals grown in their Mudgee vineyard and we think their Barbera is a benchmark for the region.  Medium to deep red in the glass, their 2016 vintage features a beautiful nose displaying cherry and current perfume.  The palate is generous, dark and brooding, as you'd expect from a classic expression of the variety, with a massive core of dark fruit, prune and black olive and rich assertive tannins".

Although the 2016 Barbera is likely to sell out in the not too distant future, our 2017 and 2018 vintages are just as promising and delicious.

We hope those of you who have purchased a bottle or two have enjoyed it as much as we have enjoyed making it.

2018 has been kind to us on the awards front. We are grateful that our alternate varieties are being recognised among the more well known ones.

The results are as follows.

NSW Small Winemakers Awards

Gold to our 2018 Vermentino and Trophy for the best white wine also to our 2018 Vermentino

Cowra Single Vineyard Wine Show

5 Medals: Bronze to the following: 2018 Fiano, 2018 Pinot Grigio, 2018 Vermentino, 2016 Barbera and 2015 Barbera

Melbourne Wine Show

Bronze was awarded to our 2018 Fiano

Mudgee Wine Show

5 Medals: Bronze was awarded to the following: 2015 Barbera, 2016 Enzo, 2017 Vermentino, 2017 Fiano, 2018 Fiano

Winewise Small Vignerons Awards

6 Medals: Silver to our 2017 Vermentino and Bronze to the following: 2018 Fiano, 2018 Pinot Grigio, 2015 Sangiovese, 2015 Barbera, 2016 Barbera

Alternative Wine Show, Mildura

6 Medals: Bronze was awarded to our: 2017 Vermentino, 2018 Vermentino, 2018 Fiano, 2017 Fiano, 2014 Sangiovese and 2016 Barbera