“Key to Shoofly’s success is in the management of the vineyards enabling Ben Riggs to deliver consistent quality.” - Wine Spectator, Dec. 2009



92 pts - "Exceptionally well priced." - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2014

90 pts – Best Value – Wine Spectator, May 2012

91 pts – #51, TOP 100 WINES “Polished, plush and generous with its cinnamon and citrus peel-accented plum and cherry flavors, hinting at roasted meat on the smooth finish.” – Wine Spectator, Nov. 2009

GOLD MEDAL - LA International Wine & Spirits Competition, 2009

TOP 125 NEW WORLD VALUES UNDER $20 – Wine Spectator, April 2009

Fresh and lively, with a smoky edge to the blackberry and cherry flavors.” – Wine Spectator, Oct. 2007

“Crisp in texture, with lovely black pepper notes around the blueberry and plum flavors, finishing lithe and graceful.” – Wine Spectator, Feb. 2006

Best Buy - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, Oct. 2005


92 pts - "The fresh grapefruit and mineral-accented palate has well above-average length. A grand bazaar bargain." - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2014

CRITICS GOLD – 2010 Critics Challenge

EDITORS' CHOICEWine Enthusiast, Nov. 2009

TOP VALUES – Wine Spectator, Nov. 2008

“Light and inviting for its grapefruit-accented pear and honeydew flavors, lingering on the refreshing finish.” – Wine Spectator, Nov. 2008


93 pts - "Excellent, deep and clear, red-purple; the cherry/spice aromas of the bouquet are followed by a strongly structured palate, its black cherry and plum fruit supported by savoury/foresty tannin-derived nuances. Amazing price - will repay cellaring if you can keep your hands off it." - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2014



TOP 100 BEST BUYS OF 2008: #88 – Wine Enthusiast

“A rich, smoky bouquet of blackberry, cassis, dark chocolate and espresso…”  -  Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar- Jul/Aug, 2006  

“Bright and lively, a refreshing mouthful of plum and white pepper flavors that linger nicely on the open-textured finish.” – WineSpectator, Sept. 2006



“It offers up a floral, peach, and melon-scented perfume leading to a tasty, easy-going quaffer for enjoying on a warm summer day.” – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, Dec. 2009

“Round, with pretty lime and pear flavors, lingering easily.” – Wine Spectator, Nov. 2009

CRITICS GOLD - 2010 Critics Challenge

Best Buy – Wine Enthusiast, July 2009

Best Buy – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, Oct. 2005


GOLD MEDAL - Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo 2010