Trophy success at the International Wine Challenge

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) has named its 2019 Trophy winners and we're delighted that 15 of our wines have scooped 22 trophies between them. A further 16 wines from our portfolio have been awarded Gold medals.

Champagnes, fortified wines and sweet wines dominate our trophy line-up, with a notable mention for the Papa Figos Tinto from Casa Ferreirinha, which scooped the Portuguese Red Trophy – an excellent achievement for this wine from the pioneering estate in the Douro.

Entries to the IWC are tasted blind by at least 12 judges - all working within the wine trade - throughout the process, and awarded based on faithfulness to style, region and vintage.

Please see below our trophy and gold medal winning wines that are currently available and in stock. For more information on the International Wine Challenge, please visit the competition website.

Trophy Winners

- Casa Ferreirinha Papa Figos Red 2017 - Portuguese Red Trophy
- Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 - Tasmania Trophy; Australian Chardonnay Trophy; Australian White Trophy
- Jean-Claude Boisset Clos de la Roche 2017 - Clos de la Roche Trophy
- Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs NV - Non Vintage Blanc de Blancs Champagne Trophy
- Piper-Heidsieck Essentiel Cuvée Réservée NV - Non Vintage Classic Blend Champagne Trophy
- Rare Champagne Millesime 2006 - Vintage Classic Blend Champagne Trophy; Champagne Trophy
- Rare Champagne Rose Millesime 2008 - Rose Champagne Trophy
- Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2009 - English Classic Blend Trophy; English Sparkling Trophy
- Sandeman 40 Year Old Tawny NV - 40 Year Old Tawny Trophy
- Morris of Rutherglen Old Premium Rare Liqueur Muscat NV - Australian Fortified Trophy; Rutherglen Muscat Trophy; Rutherglen Trophy
Morris of Rutherglen Classic Topaque Liqueur NV - Rutherglen Topaque Trophy
- Tenuta di Capezzana Vin Santo Riserva 2011 - Italian Sweet Trophy
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 Justino's Madeira Terrantez 1978 - Madeira Trophy
Valdespino  Solera 1842' Rich Oloroso VOS 20 Y.O. NV - Medium Sherry Trophy
Valdespino Oloroso Don Gonzalo VOS 20 Y.O. NV - Sherry Trophy; Oloroso Trophy

Gold Medal Winners


Piper-Heidsieck Essentiel Blanc de Blancs NV
Charles Heidsieck Brut Millésimé 2006
Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve NV
Charles Heidsieck Rosé Réserve NV
Devaux Ultra D Extra Brut NV
- Akarua Pinot Noir 2017 (new vintage, available on request)
- Cantina Valpantena Torre del Falasco Amarone della Valpolicella 2013
- Massolino Barolo Parussi 2015
Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2016
Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2016
Sandeman Tawny 20 Years Old NV
Sandeman Vintage Port 2016
Valdespino Fino Inocente NV
Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs 2010
Nyetimber Classic Cuvee Multi-Vintage NV