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The 1997 Vintage Sparkling Shiraz won the top Gold Medal and The Keith Treadwell Trophy representing The Institut Oenologique de Champagne Trophy in class 47 of the 2006 National
M3 NV Sparkling Merlot - Bronze Medal.

The National Wine Show 2006 Institut Oenologique de Champagne Trophy for the 1997 Vintage Sparkling Shiraz


Peter Rumball receives the National Storage Cellars Trophy from Mt Timm Martin, Regional Manager of National Storage Cellars.

ABC Delicious Magazine

Ben Canaider
"The only reason I like Christmas is the God-given right it gives me to drink sparkling red wine."

Rumball Sparkling Shiraz
"Coonawarra Shiraz is seriously underrated. Made in the bottle, it's the real deal. Dry earth wafts northwards followed by a big mouthful of rich and ripe berry flavours, all laced by some sophisticated dark chocolate. Serious, yet very indulgent."

Australian Gourmet Traveller

Peter Bourne
"As Australian as boomerangs, Sparkling Reds are back in favor.
A knight in sparkling red armour, Peter Rumball, began championing the style in the 1980's just when the sparkling red market was floundering in the wake of the Cold Duck debacle. His Rumball SB13 Sparkling Shiraz is sourced from a range of South Australian vineyards to give the base wines both softness and some earthy complexity. Rumball's addition of his coyly described "secretly prepared liqueur" gives the wine a soft, rounded and generous palate lifted by an enthusiastic mousse."



Special Cuvee - South Eastern Australia
Stylistic. Lady Godiva riding the Black Stallion through Seattle - dark and well built, with coffee/tobacco, dark chocolate and hints of tropical fruit on the finish "

"Farthest Thing from Cold Duck You can Imagine.
Down in Australia they call the Syrah grape "Shiraz" and turn it into rich, dark, wonderful red wines. The surprise is that at least some of these rich, dark, wonderful red wines are as bubbly as Bollinger. We're fans of ……Rumball….."