Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy Winners

The Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy is Australia's most prestigious wine award.

The Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy is presented in recognition of services rendered to the advancement of the Australian wine industry by the late Jimmy Watson. The award is for the best one or two year old dry red wine.

Date

Trophy Winners

Region

2021

Fallen Giants 2019 Shiraz

Grampians, Victoria

2020

Melbourne Royal Wine Awards cancelled due to COVID-19

 

2019

The Wild Fig, 2018 SGM Bleasdale Vineyards

Langhorne Creek, South Australia

2018

Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Margaret River, Western Australia

2017

Turkey Flat Vineyards Turkey Flat Grenache 2016

Barossa Valley, South Australia

2016

Deep Woods Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Margaret River, Western Australia

2015

Home Hill Kelly's Reserve Pinot Noir 2014

Tasmania

2014

S.C. Pannell Wines Adelaide Hills Syrah 2013

Adelaide Hills, South Australia

2013

Yabby Lake Block 1 Pinot Noir 2012

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

2012

Best's Great Western Bin 1 Shiraz 2011

Grampians, Victoria

2011

Glaetzer-Dixon Family- Mon Pere Shiraz 2010

Tasmania

2010

Harvey River Bridge Estate - Joseph River Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Margaret River, Western Australia

2009

Eden Road Wines - Long Road Shiraz Hilltops 2008

Hilltops, New South Wales

2008

Flametree Wines Cabernet Merlot 2007

Margaret River, Western Australia

2007

Scarpantoni Estate Wines Brothers Block Cabernet Sauvignon. 2006

Margaret River, Western Australia

2006 Shingleback D Block Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 McLaren Vale, South Australia
2005 Geoff Merrill Wines - Reserve Shiraz 2004 McLaren Vale, South Australia
2004 Casella Estate - Yellowtail Premium Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 Wrattonbully, South Australia

2003

Saltram Wine Estate - The Eighth Maker Shiraz 2002

Barossa, Valley South Australia

2002

Hill of Gold - Rosemount Estate Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2001 Mudgee, New South Wales

2001

Pepper Tree Wines Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, 2000

Coonawarra, South Australia

2000

Punters Corner - Spartacus Reserve Shiraz 1999

Coonawarra, South Australia

1999

Wolf Blass - Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 1998

Barossa Valley, South Australia

1998

Katnook Estate Prodigy Shiraz 1997

Coonawarra, South Australia

1997

DeBortoli Wines Gulf Station Vineyards Shiraz 1996

Yarra Valley, Victoria

1996

Hardy's - Eileen Hardy Shiraz 1995

McLaren Vale & Padthaway South, Australia

1995

Leasingham Classic Clare Shiraz 1994

Clare Valley, South Australia

1994

Rouge Homme Richardsons Red Block Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec/Franc 1993

Coonawarra, South Australia

1993

Elderton Cabernet Sauvignon 1992

Barossa South, Australia

1992

Seppelt Harpers Range Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec 1991

Victoria

1991

Mitchelton Print Label Shiraz 1990

Nagambie, Victoria

1990

Peter Lehmann Show Reserve Shiraz 1989

Barossa Valley, South Australia

1989

Jamiesons Run Shiraz/Cab Sauv/Franc/Malbec 1988

Coonawarra, South Australia

1988

Hardy's The Hardy Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 1987

Padthaway, South Australia

1987

Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 1986

Coonawarra, South Australia

1986

Lindemans Pyrus Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Franc/Malbec 1985

Coonawarra, South Australia

1985

Hollick Cabernet Sauvignon 1984

Coonawarra, South Australia

1984

Cape Mentelle Vineyard Dry Red Claret (Cabernet Sauvignon) 1983

Margaret River, Western Australia

1983

Cape Mentelle Vineyard Dry Red Claret (Cabernet Sauvignon) 1982

 Margaret River, Western Australia

1982

Hamilton's Ewell Vineyards Dry Red Claret (Cabernet/Shiraz) 1981

Coonawarra, South Australia

1981

Lindemans St George Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1980

Coonawarra, South Australia

1980

Krondorf Wines - Dry Red Burgundy (Cabernet Sauvignon) 1979

Australia

1979

Orlando Wines - Dry Red Claret (Cabernet Sauvignon)1978

Australia

1978

Miller's Chateau Yarrinya - Dry Red Claret (Cabernet Sauvignon)1977

Yarra Valley, Victoria

1977

Wynns Coonawarra Estate - Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 1976

Coonawarra South, Australia

1976

Wolf Blass Wines - Dry Red Claret (Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz) 1975

Langhorne Creek & Barossa Valley, South Australia

1975

Wolf Blass Wines - Dry Red Claret (Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz) 1974

Langhorne Creek & Coonawarra, South Australia

1974

Wolf Blass Wines - Dry Red Claret (Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz) 1973

Langhorne Creek & Eden Valley, South Australia

1973

Berri Co-op Winery & Distillery - Dry Red Claret/Burgundy (Cabernet/Shiraz) 1972

Riverland South, Australia

1972

B Seppelt (Dorrien TT 147, Cabernet Sauvignon) 1971

Barossa Valley, South Australia

1971

Gramps Orlando Dry Red Claret (Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon) 1970

Barossa Valley, South Australia

1970

Basedow Wines Dry Red Claret/Burgundy (Bin 15, Cabernet/Shiraz) 1969

Barossa South, Australia

1969

d'Arenberg Claret Type (Cabernet Sauvignon) 1968

McLaren Vale, South Australia

1968

Penfolds Claret Type (Grange) 1967

South Australia

1967

Saltram Wines Burgundy Type (Cabernet Sauvignon) 1966

Barossa Valley, South Australia

1966

Penfolds Claret Type (Grange) 1965

South Australia

1965

B Seppelt & Sons Ltd Burgundy Type (Hermitage, Shiraz) 1964

Great Western, Victoria

1964

Penfolds Claret Type (Bin 64 Kalimna, Cabernet Sauvignon) 1963

South Australia

1963

Hardy's Tintara Burgundy Type (Reserve Bin C404, Cabernet Sauvignon) 1962

McLaren Vale, South Australia

1962

Stoneyfell Wines Metala Claret Type (Cabernet/Shiraz)1961

Langhorne Creek, South Australia