Hallgarten Wins European Merchant of the Year at Sommelier Wine Awards
The results of the annual Sommelier Wine Awards are in, and we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been named European Merchant of the Year, and Cantine San Marzano has won the European Producer of the Year award.
Wines within the Hallgarten portfolio won an impressive 83 medals in total, with awards for producers from right across the globe.
SWA Competition Director Chris Losh commented: “An extremely focused entry from Hallgarten paid dividends for them this year.
“Of their 83 medals, almost 80% of them went to European wines. Given that not that long ago they won a New World Merchant of the Year award, it was an impressive demonstration of a ‘strength in depth’ portfolio.”
“While there were plenty of easy-sell Golds from Muscadet, Rioja, Cotes du Rhone, Chianti et al, it was, as much as anything, the edges of the entry that attracted the judges, with interesting medal-winners from Lebanon, Germany and (especially) Greece. And in the Producer of the Year-winning San Marzano they have a genuine gem.”
Certainly something to celebrate!