Gold medals for wines that help save wombats

A wine that helps save wombats – Little Giant – has won three Gold medals at the prestigious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2021 for three of its varieties: Single Vineyard Coonawarra Cabernet 2018, Little Batch Barossa Shiraz Mataro 2020 and Single Vineyard Barossa Shiraz 2019.

The competition, known as the United Nations of Fine Wines, marked its 28th anniversary by bringing together 300 expert judges from across Europe to judge more than 10,000 wines from 46 different wine-producing nations. 

General Manager Ross Marshall said: “We are delighted with Little Giant’s success on the international wine show circuit as we are already aware that Australian consumers love the big, instantly rewarding wine styles that offer exceptional value and are constantly coming back for more.  The loyalty to the brand is unique because it’s instantly recognisable – the short, stumpy glass and the wombat on the front stands out on the shelf.”

The funding received from the sales of Little Giant goes towards helping WIRES, which helps thousands of wombats who have suffered injuries from bushfires, vehicle collisions and a commonly occurring skin infection, mange, which if left untreated can cause a slow and painful death. 

Since establishing the partnership with WIRES, the sale of Little Giant has assisted more than 1100 wombats and funded the care of many more for years to come.

Little Giant is crafted using South Australian fruit and is made with minimal additions and preservatives. The wines seek fruit expression first and foremost, along with drinkability and to be a great accompaniment to food.

“Little Giant’s distinctive taste means you can be guaranteed these wines always deliver on their quality promise,” said Marshall. “If you have not tried Little Giant before, now is the time to discover the full flavoured taste of South Australia and raise your glass in support of the wombat.”

Little Giant is available from major liquor retailers nationally at RRP $22. The range also includes:  Little Giant: Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris, $22; Pinot Noir, $22; Coonawarra Cabernet, $32; McLaren Vale Grenache; Barossa Shiraz, $22; Premium Barossa Shiraz, $32.

To see all the wines that won Gold medals in the competition, visit 

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