Charnwood Estate in Mudgee is a small player kicking big goals with its Shiraz and Merlot. As small and boutique as wineries come, Charnwood demanded everyone’s attention when its 2009 Charlie’s Row Merlot won against some higher profile wineries in the 2011 Winewise Championship.
Charnwood Estate is located in the Mudgee wine region of NSW; located on a historic property just 5 minutes from the centre of Mudgee and nestled at the foot of the hills in the delightful Cudgegong Valley.
At Charnwood, we specialise in red wines and are particularly proud of our Shiraz which keeps going from strength to strength.
“…The fragrant bouquet has an array of red fruits and some savoury olive notes that flow
through… a well deserved gold medal Mudgee Wine Show ‘10.”
–James Halliday Wine Companion 2012
2015 Mudgee Wine Show
BRONZE medal: 2015 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
BRONZE medal: 2014 Merlot
SILVER medal: 2014 Shiraz
2011 NSW Small Winemakers Wine Show
GOLD medal: 2008 Merlot
BRONZE medal: 2008 Shiraz
Open to vignerons that produce wine from no more than 500 tonnes of grapes per annum.
2011 Mudgee Wine Show
WINNER: The Carlo Corino Trophy for Best Red Wine (not Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon): 2009 Merlot
GOLD medal: 2009 Merlot
BRONZE medal: 2009 Shiraz
2012 Mudgee Wine Show
BRONZE medal (Open Vintage Shiraz): 2009 Shiraz
BRONZE medal (One year old Merlot): 2011 Merlot
2011 Winewise Championship
WINNER: Merlot Medallion: 2009 Charlie’s Row Merlot
The Winewise Championship brings together the top performing wines from Australia’s national and regional wine shows in a unique ‘Best of the Best’ competition.