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Casella Family Brands takes top score at 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards

12th July 2021 | Written by client

Casella Family Brands are proud to announce our recent results at the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Not shy of wine awards itself, our very own Morris of Rutherglen Old Premium Rare Topaque shined, as always, achieving the most points for any Australian wine submitted into the wine show – 98 points. This is an amazing feat for our humble Rutherglen winery to be honoured at such an internationally renowned wine show such as DWWA.

Across our portfolio of premium brands, we received 1x Platinum medal for Morris of Rutherglen NV Old Premium Rare Topaque and 3x Gold medals for Morris of Rutherglen NV Cellar Reserve Grand Topaque, Brand’s Laira 2016 One Seven One Cabernet Sauvignon + Casella Family Wines 2018 ‘1919’ Cabernet Sauvignon.

This year marked the biggest year of entries for DWWA with more than 18,000 wines tasted from 56 countries. Over a fifteen consecutive day judging process, almost 170 wine show judges (including 44 Masters of Wine and 11 Master Sommeliers), awarded 50 Best in Show, 179 Platinum, 635 Gold, 5,607 Silver and 8,332 Bronze medals.

In addition to the above accolades, we were awarded 9 Silver medals and 15 Bronze medals.

See the full list of results below.

Casella Family Wines

Gold medal

  • 2018 ‘1919’ Cabernet Sauvignon – 95 points

Bronze medal

  • 2018 Limited Release Shiraz – 87 points
  • 2018 Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon – 87 points
  • 2018 ‘1919’ Shiraz – 88 points


[yellow tail]

Bronze medal

  • 2012 [yellow tail] Limited Release Shiraz – 88 points
  • 2018 [yellow tail] Reserve Merlot – 87 points
  • 2017 [yellow tail] Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – 87 points


Peter Lehmann Wines

Silver medal

  • 2019 Eight Songs Shiraz – 93 points

Bronze medal

  • 2019 The Barossan Shiraz – 89 points
  • 2019 Portrait Cabernet Sauvignon – 88 points
  • 2019 Mentor Cabernet Sauvignon – 89 points
  • 2016 Wigan Riesling – 89 points
  • 2017 Antiquus Shiraz – 89 points
  • 2019 The Pastor’s Son Shiraz – 89 points
  • 2019 The Pastor’s Son Cabernet Sauvignon – 89 points


Brand’s Laira

Gold medal

  • 2016 One Seven One Cabernet Sauvignon – 95 points

Silver medal

  • 2018 Stentiford’s Shiraz – 92 points
  • 2018 One Seven One Cabernet Sauvignon – 93 points
  • 2016 Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon – 91 points

Bronze medal

  • 2017 The Clipper Cabernet Sauvignon – 88 points


Morris of Rutherglen

Platinum medal

  • NV Old Premium Rare Topaque – 98 points

Gold medal

  • NV Cellar Reserve Grand Topaque – 96 points

Silver medal

  • NV Cellar Reserve Grand Tawny – 91 points
  • NV Cellar Reserve Grand Muscat – 94 points
  • NV Classic Muscat – 92 points
  • NV Classic Topaque – 91 points
  • NV Old Premium Rare Muscat – 93 points

Bronze medal

  • NV Classic Tawny – 89 points

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