Accolades Received

April 2015

 

 Jane Parkinson featured Twins GSM 2012 as her Wine of the Month in the Restaurant Magazine. 

 

5 Star winery James Halliday 2009-2015

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 "An outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity, with a 5 star rating for at least 3 consecutive years"

Mentions received include Best Value (Maverick Riesling and Maverick Twins Shiraz, one of the best 10 new wineries, one of Best of category(Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Riesling and Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Shitaz).

March 2013

 

 

Asia-Pacific Banking and Finance Magazine article "OUT ON ITS OWN" finds Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Shiraz comparable to Penfold's Grange on every dimension except price!

 

 March 2013

 

 

Winestate Magazine's "Best wines from NASAA Certified vineyards" - 2 of the 6 are from Maverick

October 2012

 

 

Front cover of "La Revue du Vin de France" China edition shows Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Shiraz as one of the world's top 4 shirazes.

 

August 2013 

 

 

 Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Shiraz 2008 one of James Halliday's "Top South Australian Wines 2013"

 
 

2014  

Article on Maverick Twins Shiraz 2008 by James Halliday.  Received 94 points.

February/March 2014

 

 

The Good Life Magazine (Paris) lists Maverick Trial Hill GSM as one of Australia's 6 best mid price wines.

 

 

September 2013

 

Maverick article and tasting notes were published in Russia.

September 2012

 

 

Maverick Twins Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot Cabaernet Franc 2008 is the opening wine in James Halliday's 25 Red Hot and Rated.

 

 

September 2012

 

 

 One of the Top 500 wineries in China

August 2012

 

Maverick Twins was featured in "James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine"

August 2012

 

 

Maverick Trial Hill Riesling was featured in Jeremy Oliver's "The Australian Wine Annual 2012"

 August 2012  

Dasha the calendar dog in "Wine Dogs of Australia Calendar"

August 2012

 

Maverick featured in Barossa Traveller

June 2012

 

 Maverick Twins Blend GSM 2009 was featured in Lavinia Vins du Monde.

Maverick was one of the wines presented to 800 guests at Lavinia's flagship store in Paris.

May 2012

 

 Maverick wine dinner at The Waldorf Astoria, Pelham's

4th-11th August 2011

 

Maverick wines served at Wine Dinner at The Conrad Bangkok, Michelin

July 2010

   

Barossa Icon Tasting, Shanghai

The World's leading international wine figures, including Steven Spurrier, Michel Bettane, Andy Dias Blue, Lynne Sherriff, Yang Lu and many of China's top sommeliers and wine writers participate in a comparative tasting of the 2005 and 2006 vintages of Henschke Hill of Grace Shiraz, Torbreck RunRig Shiraz and Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Shiraz.

Download Maverick Icon Testing July 2010 China
 2010    

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion

 

February 2010

 

"Maverick Magic": Maverick featured on the front cover and in a special feature of the Weekend West Australian

April 2009

 

Maverick Trial Hill Shiraz 2005 featured at Salt restaurant, Tokyo

October 2008,

October 2009

 

Nick Stock's Penguin good Australian Wine Guide 2009 and 2010 features Maverick wines

 

April 2008

 

Maverick Twins GSM 2006 was featured in ood Living Magazine

December 2007/January 2008

 

 

 Gourmet Traveller WINE include Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Shiraz as one of their Top Eleven 5-starwines

November 2007  

Japan Times and Salt sommelier Yutaka Ozaki choose Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Shiraz

November 2007

 

The Tomes and Jane MacQuitty choose Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Riesling

 October 2007  

Anthony Rose in "The Independent" chooses Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Riesling as his choice of wine priced over £10.

 October 2007  

"A perfect wine." (James Halliday)

James Halliday review of Maverick in "The Weekend Australian gives Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Shiraz 96 points

 October 2007    

Tasting Comments by Andrew Caillard MW

 

October 2007

   

Decanter Magazine names Trial Hill Eden Valley Riesling "Best New World White Wine" 

"Extremely classy, fantastic, a knock out." (Steven Spurrier)

“The Maverick Trial Hill Riesling has a lovely, pale, limey green colour. The same limeyness is on the nose, together with peach blossom. Although many Rieslings tend to have a green nose, one can sense the ripeness in this very attractive and already quite ripe bouquet. The wine is fresh, and remarkably balanced for a young wine, with very pronounced and distinct minerality. The wine most definitely displays its origins as a single vineyard wine. It is fruity and limey, but has a wonderful stonieness throughout, all of which makes the texture extremely refreshing. The wine is bone dry at the moment, which is what you would expect a mere 6 months after production, but it will soften slightly. It is very well made, with a long after taste. Definitely a top quality wine which will be eagerly sought after by Riesling fanatics.

October 2007

 

Gourmet Traveller WINE ranks Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Riesling among the Top 100 Australian Wines.

2006 Maverick Trial Hill Riesling, Eden Valley: 93 points by Lisa Perrotti Brown  The maverick is Ron Brown, a Tokyo-based wine man of the world, now making wine from his vineyards in Eden Valley.  This is a steely, dry, rapier-clean Riesling with mineral and lemon/lime aromas of considerable appeal, especially with food.

October 2007

  Robert Parker recognises Maverick Wines in "The Wine Advocate"

June 2007

 

Katsuyuki Tanaka and Winart in Japan chooses Maverick Trial Hill Eden Valley Riesling as Australia's Best Riesling and as one of the best in the world

 

Andrew Caillard
June 2007

 

Andrew Caillard MW

 

MAVERICK Trial Hill Shiraz, Eden Valley

 "The 8 hectare  contour-planted biodynamic cultivated Maverick Trial Hill Vineyard, located in  the Barossa’s Eden Valley subregion, has been described as “the most beautiful  vineyard in Australia”. Elevated at around 450 metres above sea level, it  overlooks the Barossa Valley and the Gulf of St Vincent. The property was  originally a part of the historic Pewsey Vale Station established by Joseph Gilbert  in 1847. The dry-grown vines, planted in 1971, are derived from old colonial  vinestock . The soils are typically schistic and skeletal with red-brown earths  over clay. Micro batch-vinification takes place in 1-3 tonne open-fermenters  with regularpigeage  and pump-overs to optimise extraction of colour,  flavour and tannins. The wine is matured in a combination of new and seasoned  French oak for a period of 20-22 months. Trial Hill Shiraz shows an attractive  synthesis of Barossa and Eden Valley characteristics with fragrant dark berry/  thyme/ praline aromas, underlying savoury oak complexity, superb richness and  chocolaty ripe tannins.   Top Vintages, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005

Ned Goodwin

Wine Consultant/Wine Writer

 

"Nose portends great energy with hints of talc, citrus and wet stone. Expansive in mouth albeit, resonates from a textural frame of bristling minerality, a nice phenolic lift, and natural deft acidity, rather than from any overt expression of shrill limeyness. Tightly coiled, resinous and intense; yet poised, natural and long. Good stuff".

Steven Spurrier

Founder, Academie du Vin Contributing Editor, Decanter

 

“In the last 4-5 years, the “Renaissance” of Riesling has been pioneered by the British wine press led by Jancis Robinson, and has been oriented around the Eden Valley/Clare Valley Riesling style. It is confidently predicted that this will be the next “boom” in wine consumption trends. A perfect match with food, Riesling is now the most sought after white grape variety. 

“The Maverick Trial Hill Riesling has a lovely, pale, limey green colour. The same limeyness is on the nose, together with peach blossom. Although many Rieslings tend to have a green nose, one can sense the ripeness in this very attractive and already quite ripe bouquet. The wine is fresh, and remarkably balanced for a young wine, with very pronounced and distinct minerality. The wine most definitely displays its origins as a single vineyard wine. It is fruity and limey, but has a wonderful stonieness throughout, all of which makes the texture extremely refreshing. The wine is bone dry at the moment, which is what you would expect a mere 6 months after production, but it will soften slightly. It is very well made, with a long after taste. Definitely a top quality wine which will be eagerly sought after by Riesling fanatics. Extremely classy, fantastic, a knock out.”

Cheong Liew, Executive Chef

Grange Restaurant, Adelaide Hilton

 

One of Australia’s top 3 chefs has selected the Maverick Trial Hill Riesling as the accompaniment for his “Four Dances of the Sea” signature dish at the Grange Restaurant in Adelaide.