Australia’s Best Producer for the Eighth Time!
Kilikanoon has had another highly successful year at the 30th edition of the Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards. For the seventh consecutive year and eighth time in total, Kilikanoon has been recognised with the 2022 Mundus Vini Best Producer Australia accolade. This is an outstanding achievement, and we are incredibly proud to receive this prestigious award which reflects the exceptional quality and consistency of our wines.
Travis Fuller, Kilikanoon’s General Manager was delighted with the news. “The Mundus Vini International wine competition is a benchmark for the industry and is unique in bringing together a highly international and varied jury to taste and judge the thousands of wines submitted. Receiving high scores and medals from Mundus Vini underscores the international appeal for Kilikanoon wines and is testament to our unrelenting focus on delivering impeccable quality and style across our portfolio.”
He continued, “This portfolio success has culminated in Kilikanoon winning Best Australian Producer a staggering eight times and is an award we take great pride in! It motivates us to try and make our wines even better every vintage.”
“We are particularly proud of our Grand Gold win for the 2019 Baudinet Blend Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro as fewer than 1% of wines receive the points required for this level. This wine had already secured three trophies before entering the show. I am also delighted to see our Killerman’s Run wines receive gold medals. I truly believe the quality of a producer’s top wines can be judged on the quality of their entry level and this demonstrates our commitment to excellence at every level”.
Of 15 wines submitted, Kilikanoon was awarded 1 Grand Gold Medal out of the 43 awarded internationally, 9 Gold Medals and 3 Silver Medals.
Being awarded ‘Best Producer Australia’ eight times over highlights Kilikanoon’s dedication and uncompromising commitment to quality and style that has made the brand so successful both in the domestic and international markets.
A list of our award-winning wines is below:
- 2019 Baudinet GSM (RRP $55.00): Grand Gold, 96 points
- 2019 Duke Reserve Grenache (RRP $55.00): Gold, 92 points
- 2020 Killerman's Run GSM (RRP $22.00) - Gold, 92 points
- 2019 Tregea Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (RRP $96.00) - Gold, 91 points
- 2018 Attunga 1865 Shiraz (RRP $250.00) - Gold, 90 points
- 2018 Blocks Road Cabernet Sauvignon (RRP $55.00) - Gold, 90 points
- 2019 Killerman's Run Cabernet Sauvignon (RRP $22.00) - Gold, 90 points
- 2020 Prodigal Grenache (RRP $33.00) - Gold, 90 points
- 2019 Kelly 1932 Grenache (RRP $96.00) - Gold, 90 points
- 2020 Walton 1946 Grenache(RRP $55.00) - Gold, 90 points
About MUNDUS VINI:
Celebrating its 30th edition this year, the MUNDUS VINI Grand International Wine Awards has from the beginning been one of the most important wine competitions in the world. The 12,000+ wines that are submitted every year are clear proof of the importance this competition has now achieved all over the world. They are evaluated using the 100-point system of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV). The Wine Award process takes place twice a year, in spring and late summer.
The Mundus Vini Spring Tasting is the wine show associated with Prowein, the world’s most important wine fair, held in Dusseldorf in March each year. As always, the wines are tasted by a professionally qualified, international jury of oenologists, winemakers, wine merchants, sommeliers and trade journalists taste the wines, sparkling wines and liqueur wines in masked rounds of sampling. This year, 3,022 wines from 42 countries received a total of 43 Grand Gold, 1,685 Gold and 1,294 Silver medals.
Kilikanoon was founded in 1997 when Kevin Mitchell purchased the picturesque Kilikanoon property nestled in the hamlet of Penwortham. Since then, the winery has evolved from a modest, inaugural vintage of four single vineyard wines into a Clare Valley institution, with Kevin’s fascination in terroir being the driving force of Kilikanoon’s winemaking philosophy.
Kilikanoon was thrust into the national spotlight when it won six of the seven trophies awarded at the 2002 Clare Valley Wine Show.
Since then, its signature ‘Oracle Shiraz’ has been voted World’s Best Shiraz three times in eleven years, as well as being listed in the Langton’s Classification as “Excellent”. In 2013 Kilikanoon was awarded Australian Winery of the Year by James Halliday, as well as holding an elusive 5 Red-Star Rating since 2008.