Award Winners

Award Winners

We always endeavour to source a fine selection of the best wines in the World,
but don't just take our word for it!

This years Awards have just been announced and below is a round up of the producers and wines from our portfolio that have been decorated. 

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DWWA: 7 Golds, 38 Silvers and 5 Trophies

The DWWA has come a long way in the 13 years it has been awarding wines since its inaugural year in 2004. Now with two-hundred-and-nineteen expert judges, including 65 Masters of Wine and 20 Master Sommelier's to sift through the 17,200 entries. 


Platinum - Best in Show - Best Value Red Rhone Varietals 

Berton Vineyard, Reserve Barossa Shiraz 

The fragrant bouquet of creamy Christmas cake leads into a multifaceted palate of black fruit, prune, spice and a savoury godspeed with affably dry, chalky notes. Bursting with quality.


 Platinum - Best Argentinian White Single-Varietal

Zorzal, Eggo Blanc de Cal Sauvignon Blanc

Beguiling aromas of lemon and lime peel before a silky palate. The superb finale is flinty, grassy and long. A tremendous wine that will open up beautifully with food. Bravo!


Platinum - Best Value Chilean Red Bordeaux Varietals 

Vina Perez Cruz, Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

Lovely dark fruits and some leafy notes on the nose. The intense aromas follow through on the juicy palate with mint and cassis. Ripe tannins, subtle oak, nice concentration and long finish.Good blend!


Platinum - Best Greek White

Ktima Gerovassiliou, Viognier PGI Epanomi

An outstanding example showing tropical fruits aromatics with supreme balance. A great intensity of fruit with seductive peach and white floral notes. Elegant with a silky texture; one of the finest of its class and style.

Platinum - Best Asian White 

Grace Winery, Koshu Private Reserve

A gently floral nose of rose petals and lychee also has exotic pineapple and grapefruit pith hints revealing themselves. Weighty white apple and citrus fruits on the fresh palate leads into a harmonious apple peel finish.

Gold Medals

Andeluna Cellars, Pasionado Cuatro Cepas

Biblia Chora, Ovilos Barrel Fermented Semillon/Assyrtiko PGI Kavala

San Marzano, 'Vindoro' Negroamaro IGP Salento

Ca'Rugate, Campo Lavei Valpolicella Superiore

Saint Clair Family Estate, Pioneer Block 1 'Foundation' Sauvignon Blanc

Saint Clair Family Estate, Pinot Noir

Rockburn, Pinot Noir


Silver medals

Andeluna Cellars, 1300 Malbec

Andeluna Cellars, Pasionado Cabernet Franc

Zorzal, Eggo Tinto de Tiza Malbec

Ulithorne, Prospera Shiraz

Vina Perez Cruz, Carmenere Limited Edition

Vina Echeverria, Founder's Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo

Kyperounda Winery, Petritis

Chateau de Tracy, Pouilly-Fume 'Haute Densite'

Chateau Fortia, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 'Cuvee du Baron'

Chateau Fortia, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve de Chateau Fortia

Chateau Fortia, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition Red

Chateau de l'Aumerade, Cotes de Provence Cru Classe Rose 'Cuvee Marie Christine'

Dopff au Moulin, Riesling Schoenenbourg Grand Cru

Gerard Bertrand, Chateau La Sauvageonne Grand Vin Terrasses du Larzac

Alpha Estate, Xynomavro Hedgehog Single Vineyard PDO Amyndeon

Gaia Wines, Thalassitis Assyrtiko PDO Santorini

Idaia Winery, Ocean Thapshathiri PDO Dafnes

Ktima Gerovassiliou, Estate White Malagousia/Assyrtiko PGI Epanomi

Ktima Gerovassiliou, Estate Red PGI Epanomi

Ktima Gerovassiliou, Avaton PGI Epanomi

Ktima Gerovassiliou, Chardonnay PGI Epanomi

Ktima Gerovassiliou, Sauvignon Blanc PGI Epanomi

Ktima Gerovassiliou, Malagousia PGI Epanomi

Cantina Bonacchi, Chianti Riserva DOCG

San Marzano, 62 Anniversario Primitivo Manduria Riserva

Carpene Malvolti, 1868 Cartizze Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG Valdobbiadene

Ca'Rugate, 'Punta Tolotti' Black Label Amarone DOCG

Costa di Bussia, Barolo Riserva DOCG

San Marzano, Edda Bianca Salento IGP

San Marzano, 'Talo' Verdeca Puglia IGP

San Silvestro, 'Patres' Barolo DOCG

Grace Winery, Koshu Kayagatake

Santo Isidro de Pegoes, Adega de Pegoes Moscatel de Setubal DOP

Ondarre, Mayor de Ondarre Reserva

Kayra, Beyaz Kalecik Karasi

Kayra, Versus Okuzgozu


IWC Results Announced

Now in its 34th year, The International Wine Challenge results have been released. 

The process which sees wines of all varietals, regions, and styles blind tasted and scrutinised through two stages of judging. From there, gold, silver, bronze and trophy medals are carefully selected. 

Below is a round up of the best performing wines from our portfolio.

Vermouth Trophy
Quady, Vya Sweet Vermouth

A contemporary, heady and exciting wine with hints of wormwood, cola and mulled spices. Sweet, smooth and balanced by a bitter twist.


Gold Medals

Berton Vineyard, Berton Reserve Barossa Shiraz

Oveja Negra, Icon Lost Barrel

Kozlovic, Teran

Saint Clair Family Estate, Hawke's Bay Viognier

Quady, Vya Sweet Vermouth


Silver Medals

Andeluna Cellars, Altitud Cabernet Sauvignon

Piattelli, Malbec Tannat

Piattelli, Grand Malbec

Berton Vineyard, Berton Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Berton Vineyard, Metal Label Black Shiraz

Vina Perez Cruz, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva

Vina Perez Cruz, Carmenere Limited Edition

Oveja Negra, Single Vineyard Carignan

Chateau de Tracy, Pouilly-Fume 'Haute Densite'

Chateau de l'Aumerade, Cotes de Provence Cru Classe Rose 'Cuvee Marie Christine'

Gerard Bertrand, Chateau La Sauvageonne Rose La Villa Grand Vin Terrasses du Larzac

Gerard Bertrand, Chateau La Sauvageonne Grand Vin Terrasses du Larzac 

Gerard Bertrand, Code Rouge

Schloss Johannisberg, Rosalack Riesling Auslese 

Colomba Bianca, 'Vitese' Zibibbo

San Marzano, 'Il Pumo' Negroamaro Puglia IGP

Wine Merchant Top 100 Score 19/100

In addition to the 19 awards in the Wine Merchant's Top 100, 35 wines from the Great Wines Direct portfolio received the Highly Commended accolade and Ktima Gerovassiliou Malagousia 2016 won the trophy for Best White Wine!

All of the winners from our great portfolio below. 

Trophy – Best White Wine

Ktima Gerovassiliou, Malagousia

Top 100

Ktima Gerovassiliou, Malagousia

Ancilla, Lugana DOC

Barros, 10 Year Old Tawny

Berton Vineyard, Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon

Carpineto, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG

Chateau Ksara, Reserve du Couvent

Finca Os Cobatos, Godello Blanco

Frescobaldi, Tenuta di Castiglioni

Gaia Wines, Wild Ferment Assyrtiko

Idaia Winery, Ocean Thrapshathiri

Paringa Estate, Estate Pinot Noir

Piatelli Vineyards, Trinita

Poderi Parpinello, Isola del Nuraghi IGT Cagnulari

Saint Clair Family Estate, 'Pioneer Block 5' Bull Block Pinot Noir

Saint Clair Family Estate, Omaka Reserve Pinot Noir

San Marzano, Negroamaro Salento IGP 'Vindoro'

Santo Isidro de Pegoes, Touriga Nacional Reserva

Swartland Winery, Bush Vines Syrah

Teusner, Joshua


Andeluna 1300 Malbec

Enticing aromas of new bread with spicy minerality through to a smooth finish. Classic Argentinian M..

£11.94 Ex Tax: £9.95

Andeluna Pasionado Cuatro Cepas

GOLD MEDAL - Decanter 2017 - Meaty, smooth and textured complemented by wonderful freshness and..

£35.52 Ex Tax: £29.60

Berton Reserve Barossa Shiraz

PLATINUM Award - DECANTER BEST IN SHOW - Best Value Red Rhone Varietal 2017 - GOLD ME..

£14.04 Ex Tax: £11.70

Biblia Chora Ovilos White

GOLD MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards 2013, 2015 and 2017 - Notes of pink grapefruit and a fl..

£22.80 Ex Tax: £19.00

Ca'Rugate Campo Lavei Valpolicella Superiore DOC

GOLD MEDAL - Decanter 2017 - Commended - Decanter 2016 - Intense aromas of black fruit and..

£22.08 Ex Tax: £18.40

Domaine Gerovassiliou Avaton

The Domaine Gerovassiliou Avaton has an excellent and complex structure. Its blackberry fruit shows ..

£19.08 Ex Tax: £15.90

Domaine Gerovassiliou Chardonnay Epanomi

Rich mouthfeel, honeyed texture and citrusy scents on the palate, as well as nuances of dried nuts a..

£16.92 Ex Tax: £14.10

Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia

TROPHY - The Wine Merchant 'Top 100' 2017 - Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards - 2016 -&..

£16.26 Ex Tax: £13.55

Domaine Gerovassiliou Viognier Epanomi

Decanter PLATINUM - Best Greek White - Expressive, benchmark Viognier showing jasmine and green..

£17.34 Ex Tax: £14.45

Far Niente Dolce Napa Valley HALVES (375ml)

A lusciously sweet wine with ripe tropical fruits and caramelised apricot flavours, long and supreme..

£89.76 Ex Tax: £74.80

Gaia Estate PDO Nemea

Simply stunning - sweet, serious and velvety. Great depth and complexity with loads of black and red..

£27.78 Ex Tax: £23.15

Gaia S Agiorgitiko Syrah PDO Nemea

A robust wine with slightly floral notes and chunky flavours of dark fruits combined with chocolateO..

£20.58 Ex Tax: £17.15

Grace Koshu Private Reserve

90 POINTS - Decanter - Decanter PLATINUM - Best Asian White - Fresh and elegant with subtl..

£20.52 Ex Tax: £17.10

Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve Red

Great concentration of red berried fruit, pepper, cedar and a long, satisfying finish.The World famo..

£26.76 Ex Tax: £22.30

Groot Constantia Grand Constance HALVES (375ml)

This legendary sweet wine shows honey, apricot, pineapple and Turkish delight on the nose. The sweet..

£38.16 Ex Tax: £31.80

Groot Constantia Pinotage

GOLD Medal - Classic Wine Trophy Show 2011 - Best S/A Producer - Classic Wine Trophy Show 20..

£17.46 Ex Tax: £14.55