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Sommelier Wine Awards 2020

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Sommelier Wine Awards 2020

This year we are delighted to take home 29 Gold Medals, 35 Silver Medals and one Critics' Choice Award!

The Sommelier Wine Awards is a wine competition with a difference. As the UK’s only on-trade wine competition, it focuses entirely on wines aimed at the on-trade. Wines with general distribution on the high street are not permitted to enter, except for sparkling and fortified wines, or merchants' online-exclusive wines.

The judges are carefully selected by us and include Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine who all serve or buy wine for their venues in the on-trade, or are leading consultants developing wine lists. 

Taking home one of the illustrious Critics' Choice awards was the Ktima Gerovassiliou, Epanomi, Malagousia 2019, which judges described as:

'Floral and perfumed, with lots of fruit and an intense, long finish.' Gary Newborough, The Aristologist. 'Aromas of grapes, rose petals, fresh grass, pink grapefruit and apricot on the nose, with a fresh palate that has acidity to complement the fruit, and a long, fruity aftertaste. This would be a good match for sweet and sour dishes.' Filippo Pastorini, consultant.

Gold Medal winners 


Lelarge-Pugeot Blanc de Blancs, Premier Cru, Extra Brut NV

Marc Hébrart Blanc de Blancs, Premier Cru NV


Larry Cherubino Apostrophe, Stone's Throw White 2019

Johann Donabaum Spitzer Federspiel, Riesling 2018

Antoine Olivier Les Charmes, Santenay 2016

Domaine de La Rouletière Patrimoine, Vouvray Sec 2015

Domaine Georges Vernay Condrieu, Coteau de Vernon 2017

Domaine Tabordet Pouilly-Fumé 2018

Louise Chéreau Katharos, Muscadet sans Soufre Ajouté 2018

Vachnadziani Krakhuna, Imereti 2018

Gerovassiliou Malagousia, Epanomi 2019

Collavini Broy, Bianco Collio 2017

Frescobaldi Castello Pomino, Benefizio Bianco Riserva 2018

San Marzano Timo, Vermentino 2019

Saint Clair Family Estate Omaka Reserve, Chardonnay 2017

Saint Clair Family Estate Wairau Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Santo Isidro de Pegões Fontanário de Pegões, White 2018


Gérard Bertrand Clos du Temple Rosé, Cabrières 2018


Perez Cruz Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Gérard Bertrand Château L'Hospitalet, La Clape, Grand Vin Rouge 2018

Gérard Bertrand Le Viala, Minervois La Livinière 2017

Gerovassiliou Avaton, Epanomi 2017

Colomba Bianca Kore, Nero d'Avola 2018

Frescobaldi Tenuta Perano, Chianti Classico Riserva 2016

Umberto Cesari Liano, Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicone 2017

Michele Chiarlo Reyna, Barbaresco 2016

San Marzano Anniversario 62, Primitivo di Manduria Riserva 2016

Mesta Tempranillo, Organic, Uclés 2018

Quinta de Quercus Uclés 2016


Silver Medal winners

Sparkling Wine

Dopff au Moulin Cuvée Julien Brut, Crémant d'Alsace NV

Sugrue The Trouble with Dreams, Brut 2014


Rabl Käferberg Reserve, Grüner Veltliner 2018

Jako Vino Stina Pošip 2018

Tahbilk Marsanne 2018

Domaine des Forges Le Moulin de Gué, Savennières 2018

Gérard Bertrand Château L'Hospitalet, La Clape, Grand Vin Blanc 2018

Domaine Minchin La Tour Saint Martin, Menetou-Salon, Pommerais 2017

Biblia Chora Estate White, Sauvignon Blanc/Assyrtiko 2019

Ancilla Lugana Ancilla 2016

Michele Chiarlo Rovereto, Gavi del Commune di Gavi 2018

San Marzano Edda Lei Bianco, Salento 2019

Herdade do Rocim Mariana, White 2018

Mulderbosch Block W, Chenin Blanc 2017 

Olifantsberg Grenache Blanc 2017


Andeluna Altitud, Malbec 2016

Piattelli Vineyards Grand Malbec 2017

Jim Barry Wines Kirribilli Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Teusner Wines Joshua, Grenache/Mataro/Shiraz 2018

Undurraga 'TH', Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Undurraga Altazor 2015 

Château Lestrille Capmartin Bordeaux Supérieur 2012

Domaine Georges Vernay Côte Rôtie, Maison Rouge 2014

Domaine Joblot Givry 1e Cru, Clos de la Servoisine Rouge 2017

Domaine de La Villaudière Sancerre Rouge 2017

Domaine Saint Damien Plan de Dieu, Vielles Vignes, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2018

Michele Chiarlo Cannubi, Barolo 2012

Michele Chiarlo La Court, Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza 2015

Umberto Cesari Tauleto, Sangiovese Rubicone 2013

Frescobaldi Castello Nipozzano, Vecchie Viti, Chianti Rúfina Riserva 2016

San Marzano Talò, Malvasia Nera, Salento 2019

Santa Maria La Nave Calmarossa, Etna Rosso 2016

Bodegas San Alejandro Vinas de Miedes, Garnacha, Calatayud 2018

Dominio de Fontana Garnacha/Syrah, Uclés 2018

Herdade do Rocim Mariana, Red 2018