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Reflecting on Excellence: Wicks Estate Best Wine in Show '23

Best Wine in Show 2023

At the International Cool Climate Wine Show (ICCWS) 2023, Wicks Estate's 2022 Estate Pinot Noir claimed the top honour, named Best Wine in Show. This remarkable wine didn’t stop there; it also took home titles for Best Red Wine in Show, Best Australian Wine in Show, and Best Pinot Noir in Show. The 2022 Estate Pinot Noir is celebrated for its plush elegance, showcasing intense cherry flavours, crunchy acidity, and finely integrated tannin.

Wicks Estate Wines: A Family Legacy of Excellence

Wicks Estate Wines, a family-owned winery nestled in the picturesque Adelaide Hills of South Australia, was established in 1999 by brothers Tim and Simon Wicks. Spanning over 54 hectares in the scenic Woodside area, the estate benefits from a climate and terroir ideal for crafting premium wines, especially cool climate varieties.

Tim and Simon Wicks

Highlights of Wicks Estate:


1.     Winemaking Philosophy

At Wicks Estate, the focus is on minimal intervention, allowing the natural characteristics of the grapes to shine. The estate practices meticulous vineyard management and selective to ensure only the best quality fruit is used in their wines.


2.     Varietals

The estate produces an array of wines, including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Shiraz. Their wines are renowned for their elegance, balance, and true expression of the Adelaide Hills terroir.


3.     Sustainable Practices

Wicks Estate is committed to sustainable viticulture practices. They employ practices such as water conservation, organic pest control, and soil health management to minimise their environmental footprint.


4.     Tasting and Cellar Door

Visitors can enjoy a cellar door experience at the winery, tasting a range of wines while learning about the winemaking process. The beautiful setting of the Adelaide Hills enhances the tasting experience.

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Vision for the Future

Wicks Estate continues their legacy of excellence in winemaking. With a focus on producing high-quality cool climate wines that embody the unique characteristics of the Adelaide Hills, their success at recent wine shows solidifies their status as one of Australia's leading cool climate wine producers.


We're looking forward to seeing what the next harvest brings and can't wait to see what the future holds for the Wicks Estate family.


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