The annual WineGB Awards showcases one of the world’s most exciting wine regions, and the calibre of judges and competition partners make this a major competition for WineGB members. The winning results are widely broadcast through extensive PR and social media. The judges are a glittering line up of wine luminaries carefully chosen to represent different spheres of the wine world. Each has extensive experience in competition judging and professional knowledge of English and Welsh wines. All the wines are judged to international standards of marking.
Due to COVID-19, changes to the competition were made this year to ensure that we ran our competition judging safely:
Our judging panel consisted of three amazing judges Susie Barrie MW, Oz Clarke OBE and Rebecca Palmer (Wine Buyer Corney & Barrow).
- We limited the number of wines to enable enough time over the judging period for the panel to discuss each wine. In the end 281 wines were tasted by all three judges over five days
- The judging took place in a safe environment, thanks to Ashling Park Wine Estate in West Sussex
- All safety measures were introduced such as safely distanced tasting tables, sneeze screens, full cleaning at the end of each day
In place of the annual Awards ceremony which is attended by wine producers, sponsors, trade and press, WineGB’s industry celebration has become a virtual event, to be aired at noon on Tuesday 8 September.
You can view the full list of winners here.
Read all about the Awards 2020: packed with photos and commentary, together with the list of all the Medal and Trophy winners, this is your guide to this year's competition. Download the Awards Booklet
The WineGB Awards is open to WineGB Members only.
“The WineGB Awards are the leading awards for the UK wine industry. Each year the competition attracts entries from the country's finest producers, and it exists to shine a light on the very best of the best” Susie Barrie MW, Co-Chair of judges, WineGB Awards
The Awards are run by the industry body Wines of Great Britain (WineGB), and we are delighted to be supported by our sponsors and hosts: