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!

Last Year our wines won no fewer than -

114 Sommelier Wine Awards

Judged by the on-trade, for the on-trade!
The Sommelier Wine Awards is a wine compettion with a difference. Focused entirely on wines aimed at the on-trade, since it started in 2007, it has grown to become the key competition for wine producers aiming to increase their presence in hotels, bars and top restaurants throughout the UK.

3 x Major Awards

 - Schloss Johannisberg Silberlack - FINE WHITE WINE OF THE YEAR

18 x Gold Medals

 - San Marzano 62 Anniversario Primitivo
 - Ondarre Rioja Reserva
 - Attems Sauvignon Blanc
 - Matias Riccitelli Vineyard Selection Malbec
 - San Marzano Estella Moscato

32 x Silver Medals

Andeluna 1300 Malbec
Matias Ricitelli Vineyard Selection Chardonnay

27 x Bronze Medals

34 x Commended

103 Decanter World Wine Awards

The 'DWWA' is the world's largest and most influential wine competition.
Judged by the world's wine experts, the results provide a comprehensive list of wine recommendations for people who buy and enjoy wine. Wines are banded by retail price and grouped by region, before being blind tasted by a panel of expert judges including such experts like Steven Spurrier.

4 x Regional GOLD Trophies

 - Gerard Bertrand Legend - GOLD France Regional Trophy
 - Gaia Estate PDO Nemea - GOLD Greece Regional Trophy
 - Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc - GOLD NZ Regional Trophy
 - Monsoon Valley Colombard - GOLD Asia Regional Trophy

9 x Gold Medals

 - Domaine Gerovassiliou Viognier Epanomi
 - Gaia Assyrtiko Wild Ferment
 - Ovilos Ktima Biblia Chora
 - Tramin Gewurztraminer
 - Woollaston Pinot Noir
 - Hamilton Russell Chardonnay
 - Ondarre Rioja 'Rivallana' Crianza

26 x Commended

27 x Silver Medals

 - Perez Cruz Cot
 - San Marzano 'Collezione Cinquanta'
 - Chateau Boutisse St Emilion Grand Cru
 - Gerovassiliou Avaton
 - Gerovassiliou Chardonnay Epanomi
 - Gerovassiliou Malagousia
 - Gerovassiliou Viognier Epanomi
 - Gerovassiliou Estate Red
 - Gaia Agiorgitiko Syrah
 - Saint Clair Block 2 Sauvignon Blanc
 - Saint Clair Premium Sauvignon Blanc
 - Groot Constantia Shiraz
 - Groot Constantia 'Grand Constance'
 - Groot Constantia Pinotage
 - Groot Constantia Governeurs Reserve
 - Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir
 - Ondarre Rioja reserva

37 x Bronze Medals

9 Gambero Rosso 'Tres Bicchieri' Awards

Gambero Rosso, the Italian food and drink conglomerate, has published 'Vini d'Italia' (Wines of Italy) for the last 25 years. It is the go-to reference book for anyone seriously interested in Italian wines. It is a serious no-nonsense, focused guide and winning its top 'tres bicchieri' (3 glasses) award is a highly coveted achievement for any Italian winery.
 - Tramin Nussbaumer
 - Ca'Rugate Monte Fiorentine Soave DOC
 - Castello Vicchiomaggio 'Vigna La Prima' Chianti Classico DOCG
 - Collavini 'Broy' Bianco DOC
 - Frescobaldi Nipozzano 'Vecchie Viti' Chianti Rufina Reserva DOCG
 - Michele Chiarlo Cerequio Barolo DOCG
 - Poggio le Volpi Baccarossa Rosso
 - Roccolo Grassi Valpolicella Superiore DOC

37 International Wine and Spirit Competition Awards

Founded in 1969, the IWSC has a long history promoting quality and excellence amongst the world's best wines, spirits and liqueurs. Awards are given based on a points system, tasted blind in selected categories and judged by an expert panel. In addition to this a technical analysis is carried out. This unique combination of detailed analysis and judging means that gaining an IWSC award is an exceptional achievement.

1 x Gold Outstanding Medal

 - Rabl Gruner Veltliner 'Kaferberg'

2 x Silver Outstanding

San Marzano 62 Anniversario Primitivo
San Marzano 'Collezione Cinquanta'

17 x Silver Medals

 - Chateau Fortia 'Cuvee du Baron'
 - Gerard Bertrand Cigalus Rouge
 - San Marzano 'Talo' Malvasia Nera
 - San Marzano 'Talo' Primitivo
 - San Marzano 'Vindoro' Negroamaro
 - Castello Vicchiomaggio 'Ripa delle More'
 - Poggio le Volpi Baccarossi Rosso
 - Umberto Cesari 'Liano' Sangiovese Cabernet Rubicone
 - Umberto Cesari 'Tauleto' Sangiovese
 - Chateau Ksara Le Prieure Rouge
 - Chateau Ksara Reserve du Couvent
 - Ondarre Mayor Rioja Reserva
 - Ondarre Rioja Reserva
 - Ondarre 'Rivallana' Tinto
 - Quady Starboard Batch 88

7 x Bronze Medals

88 International Wine Challenge Awards

The IWC is accepted as the world's finest and most meticulously judged wine competition.
It assesses wine blind and judges each for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage. Throughout the rigorous judging process each medal-winning wine is tasted on three seperate occasions by at least ten different judges.

1 x Trophy

4 x Gold Medals

 - Saint Clair Block 14 Pinot Noir
 - Ondarre Rioja Reserva
 - Quady Via sweet Vermouth

20 x Silver Medals

 - Andeluna 1300 Malbec
 - Dona Paula Estate Chardonnay
 - Berton Metal Label Vermentino
 - Berton 'Bonsai' Shiraz
 - Oveja Negra Winemakers selection Cabernet Franc/Carmenere
 - Kozlovic 'Santa Lucia' Malvasia
 - Kozlovic Teran
 - Chateau de Tracy 'Haute Densite' Pouilly Fume
 - Dopff au Moulin 'Brand de Turckheim' Gewurztraminer
 - Gerard Bertrand 'Terrasses du Larzac'
 - Gerard Bertrand Saint Chinian
 - San Silvestro Barolo 'Patres' DOCG
 - Rockburn Pinot Noir
 - Saint Clair Premium Sauvignon Blanc
 - Saint Clair Wairau reserve Sauvignon Blanc
 - Barros 10 year Old Tawny port

32 x 
Bronze Medals

31 x Commended

17 Wines in 'The Wine Merchant Top 100' Wines of the year -
The wine merchant top 100 wines is aimed solely at the UK's independent wine merchants.
This competition is unique in the way that it is the only competition devoted entirely to wines exclusive to and judged by independent wine merchants. They judge wines not just on their absolute quality, but their value for money and suitability for the independent market.
 - Gaia Assyrtiko Wild Ferment - Trophy for 'Best White Wine'
 - Berton Metal Label Cabernet Sauvignon
 - Hebrart Cuvee de Reserve 1er Cru
 - Thiasos White Peloponnese
 - Domaine Gerovassiliou Viognier Epanomi
 - Monemvasia Kidonitsa White Laconia
 - San Marzano 'Vindoro' Negroamaro
 - Frescobaldi Mormoreto Toscana

Robert Parker is the leading US wine critic with huge international influence.
His rating system employs a 50-100 point quality scale as he believes it gives more flexibility and the ability to judge a wine without inflating the rating. He says he would always prefer to underrate a wine's quality than to overrate it.

90+ Points - 10 Wines
 - 96 Points - Georges Vernay Condrieu 'Coteau de Vernon'
 - 94 Points - Schloss Johannisberg Rosalack Riesling Auslese
 - 94 Points - Luce Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
 - 93-95 Points - Domaine Courbis Cornas 'La Sabarotte'
 - 92-94 Points - Domaine Courbis Cornas 'Les Eygats'
 - 93 Points - Champagne Francoise Bedel Entre Ciel et Terre Brut
 - 93 Points - Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Grunlack Spatlese
 - 91 Points - Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay
 - 90 Points - Champagne Moutard Grande Cuvee
 - 90 Points - Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

87-89 Points - 4 Wines

 - 88 Points - Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Kabinett Trocken
 - 88 Points - Schloss Johannisberg Riesling QbA Feinherb
 - 87 Points - Ca'Rugate 'Punta Tolotti' Black Label Amarone
 - 87 Points - Barros Port LBV

James Suckling is one of the industry's leading wine critics, whos views are read and respected by wine lovers , serious wine collectors and the wine trade worldwide. 
He is also the wine editor for Asia Tatler and its nine luxury magazines in the region.
However, most of his time is spent working for his own website

90+ Points - 12 Wines

 - 97 Points - Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG - WINE OF THE YEAR
 - 93 Points - Woollaston Pinot Noir
 - 92 Points - Michele Chiarlo 'Cerequio' Barolo 
 - 92 Points - Michele Chiarlo 'Tortoniano' Barolo
 - 92 Points - Echeverria Pinot Noir Gran Reserva
 - 92 Points - Perez Cruz 'Liguai'
 - 92 Points - Rockburn Pinot Noir
 - 91 Points - Dona Paula Seleccion de Bodega Malbec
 - 91 Points - Antiyal Kuyen 
 - 91 Points - Michele Chiarlo 'La Court' Barbera d'Asti Superiore

87-89 Points - 5 Wines

 - 88 Points - Carmen Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva
 - 88 Points - Perez Cruz Carmenere
 - 87 Points - Echeverria Propuesta Red
 - 85 Points - Michele Chiarlo 'Le Orme' Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOC

The American wine and lifestyle magazine 'Wine Spectator' assesses more than 15,000 wines each year in blind tastings, making it one of the most comprehensive wine reviews in the world.
The magazine sets stringent standards and relies on the proven ability and experience of their editors, tasters and critics, who include the likes of James Molesworth and Bruce Sanderson

90+ Points - 23 Wines

 - 93 Points - Frescobaldi Castegiocondo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
 - 92 Points - Ca'Rugate 'La Perlara' Recioto di Soave DOCG
 - 92 Points - Domaine Courbis Cornas 'La Sabarotte'
 - 91 Points - Carmen Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva
 - 92 Points - Far Niente Chardonnay
 - 92 Points - Luce Brunello di Montalcino
 - 91 Points - Tramin Nussbaumer Gewurztraminer
 - 91 Points - Tramin Terminum Gewurztraminer
 - 91 Points - Frescobaldi Ripe al Convento Riserva Brunell di Montalcino DOCG
 - 91 Points - Ca'Rugate 'Punta Toloti' Black Label Amarone DOCG
 - 91 Points - Ondarre 'Mayor' Rioja Reserva
 - 90 Points - Gerard Bertrand La Viola Minervois la Liviniere
 - 90 Points - Tramin 'Stoan'
 - 90 Points - Ca'Rugate Amarone DOCG
 - 90 Points - Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina Reserva DOCG
 - 90 Points - Frescobaldi Pomino Bianco DOC
 - 90 Points - Frescobaldi Pietra Reglia Morelllino di Scansano Riserva DOCG
 - 90 Points - Ondarre Rioja Reserva

80-89 Points - 26 Wines

The Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships

Launched by the Champagne and sparkling wine writer Tom Stevenson.
Supported by the expertise of Essi Avellan MW and Dr Tony Jordan, the CSWWC is the first and only terroir driven competition judged exclusively by internationally renowned Champagne and Sparkling wine experts.
Open to effervescing wines of every style produced anywhere in the world, all wines entered into the CSWWC are judged blind and evaluated strictly within the context of their origin and style.

3 x Silver Medals

 - Moutard Prestige Rose
 - Moutard Grande Cuvee
 - Goring Estate Brut

2 x Bronze Medals

 - Champagne Hebrart Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru
 - Sugrue Pierre Brut

James Halliday -
Keenly anticipated each year by winemakers, collectors and wine lovers, the Wine Companion is recognised nationally as the industry benchmark.
Respected wine critic and vigneron James Halliday has a career that spans over 40 years and has an unmatched authority on every aspect of the wine industry, from the planting and vines through to the creation and marketing of the finished product.

Best Value Winery Award
- Larry Cherubino Winery
" Larry Cherubino is never far from the top. It's not just the spectacular array of high quality wines, but also the valus for money"

90+ Points - 9 Wines

 - 96 Points - Cherubino Chardonnay
 - 95 Points - Cherubino Sauvignon Blanc
 - 95 Points - Cherubino 'The Yard' Acacia Shiraz
 - 95 Points - Cherubino 'Middle of Everywhere' Shiraz
 - 94 Points - Cherubino Pedestal Semillon
 - 94 Points - Cherubino Ad Hoc Strawman
 - 91 Points - Cherubino Ad Hoc Wallflower Riesling
 - 91 Points - Cherubino Ad Hoc Hen and Chicken Chardonnay
 - 90 Points - Cherubino Cruel Mistress Pinot Noir

87-89 Points - 3 Wines

A total of 549 total medals with -
54% New World
35% White
65% Red

Ad Hoc Cruel Mistress Pinot Noir

A light Pinot Noir with vibrant red fruit notes enhanced by subtle hints of sweet spice and leather...

£15.96 Ex Tax: £13.30

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

Attems Sauvignon Blanc Venezia Giulia IGT

Crisp aromatic fruit enriches a lush succulent palate. Located in Lucinico, in the most eastern..

£17.28 Ex Tax: £14.40

Biblia Chora Ovilos White

GOLD MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 and 2015Notes of pink grapefruit and a flinty character..

£22.80 Ex Tax: £19.00

Chateau Boutisse AC St Emilion Grand Cru

A warm, intense bouquet of mocha and sweet spices.Purchased in 1996, Chateau Boutisse is the Milhade..

£23.82 Ex Tax: £19.85

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

Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze Medal- Sommelier Wine Awards - A vibrant, ar..

£16.26 Ex Tax: £13.55

Domaine Gerovassiliou Viognier Epanomi

Expressive, benchmark Viognier showing jasmine and green tea, perfumed and elegant.This state of the..

£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..

£20.04 Ex Tax: £16.70

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

Groot Constantia Shiraz

SILVER MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards - GOLD Medal - Classic Wine Trophy Show - Best S..

£17.40 Ex Tax: £14.50