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2016 Award Winners

DecanterDWWA is the worlds largest and most influential wine competition. Judged by the world’s wine experts, the results provide a comprehensive list of wine recommendations.

International Wine ChallengeIWC is owned and run by William Reed Business Media and is accepted as the worlds finest and most meticulously judged wine competition with each award winning wine tasted on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges.

  • Gold

  • Sparkling Rosé

    Exton Park Vineyard Exton Park Pinot Meunier Rosé NV

  • Sparkling White

    Langham Wine Estate Blanc de Blanc 2011

  • Sparkling White

    Cottonworth Classic Cuvée NV

  • Sparkling White

    Denbies Wine Estate Denbies Greenfields Brut NV

  • Sparkling White

    Hambledon Vineyard Hambledon Première Cuvée NV

  • Sparkling White

    Wiston Estate Vineyard Wiston Blanc de Blancs 2010

  • Sparkling White

    Hart of Gold Brut 2010

  • Sparkling White

    Nyetimber Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs 2009

  • Sparkling White

    Nyetimber Nyetimber Classic Cuvée (Magnum) 2009

  • Sparkling Rosé

    Furleigh Estate Rosé 2010

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International Wine and Spirit CompetitionEstablished in 1969 with the aim of awarding excellence to wines and spirits world wide. The unique combination of detailed technical analysis and specialist judging panels means that gaining an IWSC award is an exceptional achievement.

  • Gold

  • Sparkling White

    Nyetimber Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs 2009

  • Sparkling Rosé

    Ridgeview Wine Estate Ridgeview Blanc de Noirs 2013

  • Sparkling White

    Nyetimber Nyetimber Classic Cuvee (Magnum) 2009

  • Sparkling White

    Nutbourne Nutty Brut 2013

  • Sparkling White

    Chapel Down Chapel Down Three Graces 2010

  • Sparkling White

    Langham Blanc de Blanc 2011

  • Sparkling White

    Court Garden Ditchling Reserve Vintage Brut 2010

Champagne and Sparkling Wine World ChampionshipsEstablished in 2014 by Tom Stevenson with Essi Avellen MW and Dr Tony Jordan. The CSWWC is the first specialist competition judged exclusively by internationally renowned champagne and sparkling wine experts. Awards are only made for Trophy, Gold and Silver standard wines.

Sommelier Wine AwardsThe Sommelier Wine Awards is focussed entirely on wines aimed at the on-trade and specifically excludes wines sold in high street supermarkets. All of the judges are members of the on-trade from the UK hotel, restaurant and sommelier industry.

English and Welsh Wine of the YearThe English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition is organised annually by the UK Vineyards Association with the awards being announced in June and July of each year. The competition is the only one of its kind judged entirely and only by expert Masters of Wine.

  • Trophy

  • White

    - Berwick Trophy
    The most outstanding large production unchaptalised still wine
    Winbirri Vineyards Bacchus 2015

  • Sparkling Rosé

    - Bob Lindo Trophy
    The most outstanding sparkling rosé wine
    Hattingley Valley Wines Hattingley Valley Rosé 2013

  • Sparkling White

    - Vintner's Trophy
    The most outstanding sparkling wine
    Langham Wine Estate Classic Cuvée Reserve 2011

  • Red

    - Bernard Theobald Trophy
    The most outstanding red wine
    Gusbourne Gusbourne Pinot Noir 2014

  • White

    - Dudley Quirk Memorial Trophy
    The most outstanding large production wine (>10,000 litres)
    Camel Valley Vineyard Camel Valley Bacchus Dry 2015

  • Rosé

    - Waitrose Rosé Trophy
    The most outstanding still rosé wine
    Oxney Organic Estate Oxney Organic English Pinot Noir Rosé 2015

  • White

    - Jack Ward Memorial Salver
    The most outstanding large production wine - 2015 vintage
    Winbirri Vineyards Bacchus 2015

  • White

    - Wine Guild Trophy
    The most outstanding large production wine - any other year
    Furleigh Estate Bacchus Fumé 2014

  • White

    - Tom Day Trophy
    The most outstanding single varietal wine
    Winbirri Vineyards Bacchus 2015

  • Sparkling White

    - President's Trophy
    The most outstanding small production wine (<1500 litres)
    Langham Wine Estate Classic Cuvée Reserve 2011

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