Watershed is delighted to announce that Dan Gedge has been appointed to the role of Head Chef. Dan started his cooking career as an apprentice with Rick Stein at his seafood restaurant in Padstow, England in January 2000. Dan progressed over the next 7 years to the position of Senior Sous Chef. During his time with Rick Stein Dan had the opportunity to work in the cookery school and alongside Rick in his various TV productions. Dan worked alongside Rick during the recent Margaret River Gourmet Escape.Read More
TROPHY & TOP GOLD - 2014 SENSES SAUVIGNON BLANC
2014 Margaret River Wine Show
The Trophy for the Best Sauvignon Blanc, Watershed's 2014 Senses Sauvignon Blanc, was made even more significant by the fact that our wine was the ONLY wine awarded GOLD in this category. The next best two wines were awarded Silver medals. The gap in quality in the eyes of the judging panel in this category was therefore immense.
This wine has now been awarded two major Trophies in its first two wine shows, the first having been received at the 2014 Hobart International Wine Show where at least eight New Zealand brands also attended. As New Zealand is world renowned for its Sauvignon Blancs, the awards for our Senses Sauvignon Blanc attest to its outstanding quality.Read More
We are delighted to announce the following outstanding results achieved by Watershed at the 2014 Margaret River Wine Show.
TROPHY & TOP GOLD - 2014 Senses Sauvignon Blanc
TOP GOLD - Shades 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
SILVER - 2012 Awakening Cabernet Sauvignon
BRONZE - 2012 Senses Cabernet Merlot
BRONZE - 2013 Awakening Chardonnay
BRONZE - 2012 Senses Shiraz
Watershed's 2011 Senses Cabernet Merlot has been listed in James Halliday's 2014 Best Red Wines over $20.
This year 1582 wines were submitted for the Top 100. Of the 80 table wines selected, 25 came from Western Australia, Margaret River contributing 17 of these; 20 came from Victoria, 12 from the Yarra Valley; South Australia contributed 19, evenly spread across its regions; the Hunter Valley produced nine of the New South Wales total of 13; and three came from Tasmania. If the eight sparkling wines are included, Tasmania’s share increased to seven. All up 29 regions and 13 varieties featured in the top 88.
For more information visit James Halliday's winecompanion.com.auRead More
2014 Hobart International Wine Show Results
TOP GOLD MEDAL & TROPHY for our 2014 Senses Sauvignon Blanc
SILVER - 2013 Awakening Chardonnay
SILVER - 2012 Awakening Cabernet Sauvignon
SILVER - 2012 Senses Shiraz
SILVER - 2012 Senses Cabernet Merlot
BRONZE - 2011 Awakening Cabernet Sauvignon
BRONZE - 2014 Shades Rose
We are delighted to announce that Watershed's Chief Winemaker, Severine Logan, has been selected for the highly prestigious 2014 Len Evans Tutorial. Described by James Halliday, one of the five tutors in the 2014 Len Evans Tutorial, as "The most exclusive wine school in the world", the Tutorial program is designed to define the demands of wine show judging and to define quality by exposing the scholars to the great wine styles of the world.Read More
We are extremely proud to announce that Watershed Premium Wines has again been judged a 5 Star Winery, our wines rated by James Halliday as "Outstanding. Wines of the highest quality, often with a distinguished pedigree." and "Highly recommended. Wines of great quality, style and character, worthy of a place in any cellar."
2011 Senses Shiraz - 96 Points
2011 Senses Cabernet Merlot - 96 Points
2011 Awakening Cabernet Sauvignon - 96 Points
2013 Senses Sauvignon Blanc - 95 Points
2012 Awakening Chardonnay - 93 PointsRead More
We are delighted to announce that Watershed Premium Wines has been nominated as one of the six finalists for the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW President's Medal for 2014.
This highly prestigious award recognises oustanding achievement in Australia's food, wine and dairy industry, and finalists are assessed on their financial, social and environmental performance, market acceptance and point of sale appeal, as well as their passion and commitment to their product.
The winner will be announced at the Society's Awards Dinner being held on the 21st August 2014.Read More
The 2013 Shades Sauvignon Blanc Semillon won a TOP GOLD Medal & Trophy for Best White Wine Blend of the Show at the 2014 Sydney Royal Wine Show. This wine recieved 97 points, only outpointed by one other white wine for the Trophy for Best White Wine of the Show.
Both our 2011 & 2012 Awakening Chardonnay received Gold Medals at the 2013 Hobart Wine Show, along with our 2013 Shades Rose. Our 2011 Senses Shiraz was also awarded a Silver Medal.
Silver Medals were also won for the 2011 Senses Shiraz at the 2013 Margaret River Wine Show and the 2011 Awakening Cabernet Sauvignon, at the 2013 Canberra Wine Show.