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The medal results

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ALL ABOUT THE COMPETITION

The judging took place in July in exceptional conditions and following strict COVID-19 protocols.

The high calibre judging panel comprised Co-Chairs Susie Barrie MW and Oz Clarke MBE, and Rebecca Palmer, wine buyer of Corney & Barrow. The three tasted through a record number of wines – 281 in total - over five days.

Fifteen producers entered for the first time, some new to the market, with several Gold Medals being awarded among them. 27 counties from across Great Britain were represented, with Sussex and Kent leading on the medals awarded. The Wessex region (Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire) gained 30 medals. Notably, four urban wineries (three in London and one in Tyne & Wear) achieved seven medals between them.

The judging schedule was modified in accordance with strict COVID-19 protocols, with the three judges tasting through all 281 wines over the five-day competition, which was held at Ashling Park Estate who kindly donated the venue.

We are so grateful to our main sponsors Waitrose & Partners and Rankin Brothers and to Ashling Park Estate who generously provided the venue for the judging and Patrons International Water Solutions who provided essential sanitising supplies throughout the week.

We have also been generously supported by the following who have sponsored our Trophies: