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Looking to export to India.

Canonbah Bridge was one of 4 wineries that took part in an Aussie wine experience in Delhi and Mumbai a couple of weeks ago.

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine cellar


By Josh Reynolds

2006 John R. McLaughlin Family Shiraz Ram’s Leap Western Plains — 87
Medium red. Spicy red berries and cherry on the nose, with a kiss of cracked pepper. Dried redcurrant and cherry skin flavors are moderately concentrated and a bit tart on the back end, with a subtle spicy quality carrying into the finish. This is easy to drink but could use more sweetness and heft.

Jamal Rayyis’ Food & Wine Buying Guide 2007

Canonbah Bridge Drought Reserve Shiraz 2002 — 3 stars.
Note: Scores are based out of 3 stars max.

Canonbah Bridge commended

Canonbah Bridge commended as Young Exporters at the 2006 NSW Export awards

Tessa McLaughlin of Canonbah Bridge won a highly commended young exporter of the year award at the 2006 NSW export awards. The awards were announced at a gala dinner held at the Sydney town hall on October 19.

2006 Vintage Report

Canonbah Bridge 2006 Vintage Report

Vintage started with the Semillon hand pick at 6am on the 10th January and finished with the final Shiraz pick on the 3rd of February. Unlike the previous years there was a 17 day gap between the white and the red harvest. This was due to a slightly cooler weather front that occurred for a 7 day period following the Verdelho harvest – bringing a few days of drizzle (only enough to wash the dust of the vines) and relatively cooler temperatures that slowed down the reds ripening.

2005 Vintage Report

Canonbah Bridge 2005 Vintage Report


Vintage occurred between the 16th January and 26th January – starting a couple of weeks earlier than 2004 – and beginning just a week later than 2003’s vintage. During 2004, the NSW drought status was “broken” in a number of areas of the state with some welcome rainfall. However the Nyngan/Warren area remained mostly in drought – with some sporadic and minimal rains during the year – none of which occurred during the vines’ growth season. The January 2005 harvest again resulted in tiny yields – in fact less than we were expecting, with characteristic small berries. The Shiraz and Merlot did not seem to suffer as a result of the conditions – however the Semillon particularly struggled; with a poor canopy and the fruit suffered as a result.

Halliday’s 2006 wine ratings

halli1Ram’s Leap Shiraz 2003 – Rating 92 pts

Canonbah Bridge Shiraz/
Grenache/Mourvedre 2002 –
Rating 91 pts

Anthony Gismondi – Best buys under $15

December 04, 2005

gismondiBottle Tree 2003 Shiraz – Cabernet Sauvignon
South Eastern Australia.

Country Charmers

Sunday Telegraph, 5th June 2005

Definitely the most interesting wine identities in town for some time are Tessa and Shane McLaughlin (pictured) of Canonbah Bridge Wines, which is situated just north of Dubbo. Shane is a 34-year-old former champion rower whose family have been on the land for yonks, while Tessa is a stunning 28-year-old Pom and they met each other at the posh Henley Regatta.

Gismondi on Ram’s Leap Shiraz

gismondiGismondi on Ram’s Leap Shiraz: Vancouver, Canada. 22nd January 2005.

Nomination for the George Mackey trophy

Canonbah Bridge Drought Reserve Shiraz 2001 nominated as the most outstanding wine exported out of Australia.

The Canonbah Bridge Drought Reserve Shiraz 2001 has been nominated by the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation (AWBC) for the GEORGE MACKEY TROPHY for “the most outstanding wine exported for 2004-2005”.

Recent Medals

Recent medals and awards won by Canonbah Bridge wines;

Halliday’s 2005 wine ratings

jameshallidayNo serious Australian wine lover can ignore the writing of James Halliday. He is Australia’s most respected wine critic and writer. His annual Wine Companion belongs on the bookshelf of all serious students of Australian wine.

2004 Vintage Report

Canonbah Bridge 2004 Vintage Report

Vintage was later this year – starting in the third week of January, and progressing in fits and starts until the first week of February. In contrast to last year where all the grapes were harvested over a 10 day period before the end of January. The drought conditions of 2002/2003, prevailed through to the 2004 vintage – and this reflected in lower yields than even conservatively predicted. On the bright side – quality remained high with concentrated fruit flavours and small berry size– a direct benefit of low yields. In particular our Merlot juice has leapt forward in terms of flavour profile, and seems to have thrived through the harsh season.

Fin Review: Barbie wine should be fun


“Barbie wine should be fun”

Fresh Magazine — grape me, Pete Kerans

FRESH MAGAZINE – grape me – Pete Kerans

Ram’s Leap Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 2002
Very drinkable, blooming with citrus and subtle apple characters, easy on the palate with a long finish. This Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blend has very appealing character, and would go well with seafood and lazy summer days.

Sebor Marketing and Canonbah Bridge

Sebor Marketing and Services Sdn Bhd (SMSSB) has been appointed the sole agent for the Canobah Bridge Wine (CBW) range in Malaysia, from where it is hoped the brand will be able to penetrate and expand its market in Asia.

2003 Vintage Report


The vineyard is situated near Warren, Central NSW, Australia. The McLaughlin family has pioneered the region, by planting the first and only vineyard in the Canonbah area on their heritage sheep station. Shane McLaughlin (Vigneron) is passionate about running the vineyard on a biodynamic basis i.e. chemical free – an endeavor made easier by the isolation from other vineyards and the warm dry climate.

Gourmet Traveller – Six of the Best

gourmet_travPeter Bourne selects the top Australian Rhone-style reds.

1999 Canonbah Birdge Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvedre , South Eastern Australia, $18

Philadelphia’s Susanna Foo chooses Canonbah

fooRenowned Philadelphia restaurateur, Susanna Foo chose Canonbah Bridge and Ram’s Leap wines for her Australian Winemaker’s Dinner.

Sommelier’s Choice

Ben Moechtar of Sydney’s MG Garage talks about 1999 Canonbah Bridge Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc.

Wild about wine

Sharon Wilde finds Canonbah wines “easy drinking, eminently more-ish and extremely versatile”.

Sharon provides her own tasting notes for Canonbah Bridge and Ram’s Leap wines.