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IWC On-Trade Supplier of the Year 2023
Members of the UK wine trade assembled at London’s Hurlingham Club on 4th July, as Hallgarten & Novum Wines were awarded the IWC On-Trade Supplier of the Year 2023 trophy!
This is a fantastic achievement for the entire Hallgarten Wines team, in a year where the business has also been named The Drinks Business Drinks Company of the Year and IWSC Distributor of the Year. We are extremely proud of this accolade, which is a testament to the hard work over the past few years, during a turbulent time for the hospitality industry.
The judges commented:
“In winning the On Trade Wine Supplier of the Year category, Hallgarten & Novum Wines was praised for having sustainability ‘as a big part of its DNA’. The judges were also impressed by the company's 27% growth year on year, ‘especially in the current climate’, and its exceptional range of wines.” (Harpers, July issue)
We were also very excited to see Viña Undurraga's head winemaker, Rafael Urrejola, take home the prize of IWC Red Winemaker of the Year 2022! This is the first time a Chilean winemaker took the title of Red Winemaker of the Year. Rafael Urrejola, chief winemaker at Viña Undurraga, was responsible for three trophies, four gold medals and four silvers at this year’s IWC. He won the Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon Trophy with the T.H. Cabernet Sauvignon Alto Maipo 2021, the Chilean Pinot Noir Trophy with the Trama Pinot Noir 2021, and Chilean Carignan Trophy with the T.H. Carignan Maule 2021. This wine, which the IWC judges described as “fabulously fruity with plums, bramble fruit, forest and mulberries”, also took the Chilean Red Trophy.