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Gold medal wine found at a budget price

The winners of the 2017 Melbourne International Wine Competition have been announced.

Out of more than 1,100 wines submitted from 10+ countries around the world, a $6 Coles wine - St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 was among the Double Gold Winners was among the Double Gold Winners.

The wine is sold exclusively by Liquorland, First Choice and Vintage Cellars but sadly the St Andrews Cab Sav is scare and hard to find since news of the award broke.

Bob Paulinski from Coles told The Australian:

“A win like this shows that our exclusive wine brands can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best in the market, and is a testament to the incredible work our suppliers do in making these wines.”

The judges included top trade buyers from distributors, top retail stores, sommeliers, and more. Scroll down to view the winner's list!

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The Double Gold winners were:

  • Sidewood Estate 2013 Isabella Rose
  • Idyll Wine Co St. Andrews 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Reillys Wines Dry Land 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Trifon Estate 2013 Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sum of the Few Wines 2016 Chardonnay
  • Sieber Road Wines 2015 Shiraz/Grenache
  • McGuigan 2014 Shortlist GSM
  • James Busby Fine Wines The Fabulist 2016 Pinot Noir
  • Soumah of Yarra Valley 2016 Soumah Pinot Noir Hexham
  • One Road 2015 Shiraz
  • Bird in Hand 2013 MAC Shiraz
  • Old Plains Wine Co. Longhop 2015 Shiraz
  • Norfolk Rise Vineyard 2016 Shiraz
  • Pondalowie Vineyards 2015 Shiraz
  • Harcourt Valley Vineyards 2016 Mt Camel Range Shiraz
  • The MWIW also handed out these individual awards to Aussie wineries:
  • Adelaide Hills Winery of the Year - Bird in Hand
  • Adelaide Hills Chardonnay Winery of the Year - Heirloom Vineyards
  • Adelaide Hills Sparking Wine Winery of the Year - Sidewood Estate
  • Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Winery of the Year - Sister’s Run Winery
  • Barossa Valley Chardonnay of the Year - Viking Wines 2014 Chardonnay
  • Barossa Valley Dry Red Rhone Style Blend of the Year - Shanahans The Barking Dog 2015
  • Barossa Valley Dry Red Wine Winery of the Year - Sieber Road Wines
  • Barossa Valley Grenache Winery of the Year - Hayes Family Wines
  • Barossa Valley Red Wine Winery of the Year - McGuigan
  • Barossa Valley Shiraz Winery of the Year - Schubert Estate
  • Bendigo Shiraz Winery of the Year - Pondalowie Vineyards
  • Best Value Shiraz of the Year - One Road Shiraz 2015
  • Dry Red Meritage Wine of the Year - One Road 2015 Cabernet Merlot
  • Clare Valley Winery of the Year - Kilikanoon Wines
  • Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Winery of the Year - Reillys Wine
  • Clare Valley Organic Riesling of the Year - EM’s Table 2015 Riesling
  • Clare Valley Shiraz Winery of the Year - Claymore Wines
  • Coonawarra Red Wine Winery of the Year - DiGiorgio Family Wines
  • Coonawarra Dry Red Blend Wine of the Year - Lightning Creek 2016
  • Coonawarra Pinot Gris Winery of the Year - Koonara Wines
  • Eden Valley Riesling Wine of the Year - Impressionist 2015 Riesling
  • Eden Valley Merlot of the Year - Artiste 2015 Merlot
  • Heathcote Cabernet Sauvignon Winery of the Year - Kings of Kangaroo
  • Heathcote Shiraz of the Year - Harcourt Valley Vineyards
  • Goulburn Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Winery of the Year - Lagoon View
  • Limestone Coast Cabernet Sauvignon of the Year - Cape Jaffa 2015
  • Limestone Coast Pinot Noir Wine of the Year - Patrick of Coonawarra 2015 Estate Pinot Noir
  • Margaret River Winery of the Year - Cape Mentelle Vineyard
  • Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Winery of the Year - Alexandar Vineyards
  • Margaret River Dry Red Blend Wine of the Year - Cape
  • McLaren Vale Red Wine Winery of the Year - Mitolo Wines
  • McLaren Vale Merlot of the Year - Bell Tower 2015 Merlot
  • McLaren Vale White Wine Winery of the Year - Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards
  • McLaren Vale Winery of the Year - Shingleback
  • Montepulciano Wine of the Year - The Mob 2015
  • Mornington Peninsula Winery of the Year - Dromana Estate
  • Mount Benson Winery of the Year - Norfolk Rise Vineyard
  • Murray Darling Winery of the Year - Robinvale Wines
  • NSW Pinot Noir Wine of the Year - Cooks Lot Allotment 1111 Pinot Noir
  • NSW Shiraz Winery of the Year - Tempus Two
  • Padthaway Winery of the Year - Glendon Vineyards-Landaire Wines
  • Padthaway Cabernet Sauvignon Wine of the Year - Jip Jip Rocks 2015
  • Pyrenees Sparkling Wine Winery of the Year - Taltarni Vineyards
  • Pyrenees Sparkling Shiraz Winery of the Year - Byle Pyrenees Estate
  • Riverina Winery of the Year - Lillypilly
  • Riverland Winery of the Year - 919 Wines
  • Tasmania Winery of the Year - Nocton Vineyard
  • Tasmania Sparkling Winery of the Year - Clover Hill Winery
  • Victoria Cabernet Sauvignon Winery of the Year - Trifon Estate
  • Victoria Chardonnay Wine of the Year - Sum of the Few Wines 2016 Chardonnay
  • Yarra Valley Winery of the Year - Soomah of Yarra Valley
  • Yarra Valley Pinot Noir Winery of the Year - Tarrahill
  • Yarra Valley Rose Winery of the Year - Debortoli Wines