The WineGB Awards is the national competition for the English and Welsh wine industry. Organised and run by WineGB, the aim and purpose of the Awards is to send out a powerful message of the quality, consistency and variety of our wines. This is made so because our competition’s wines are judged rigorously and to the highest standards. Co-chaired by leading wine experts, writers and presenters Susie Barrie MW and Oz Clarke OBE, the judges involved are all actively involved in the wine trade and possess a professional knowledge of the industry’s wines.
The competition is embraced by producers of all sizes, with some of the smallest producers’ wines tasted alongside very largest in the country, and the newest producers in the GB wine industry pitched against some of the most established and respected.
The judging process:
Judging normally takes about four days. All the wines are tasted blind and in style category flights. The wines are tasted in judges’ groups for the first two days. If a group of judges are undecided about any wine, those wines are reviewed by the Co-Chairs. All the Gold medals are then retasted blind on day 3 to select trophies. The trophy winners are then tasted again to select the Top Still and Top Sparkling and from those the Supreme Champion.
The WineGB Awards 2022 is now open to entries – details are available on the members’ area of this site.
The judging will take place 13-16 June at Exton Park Vineyard, Hampshire with the medal results announced on 24 June, during English Wine Week. The top trophies including the ultimate winner, Supreme Champion, will be unveiled at the WineGB Awards ceremony on Friday 15 July.
Until then …
Please read below about our 2021 Awards:
The WineGB Awards 2021
The 2021 judging took place in June 2021, with a dedicated judging panel comprising:
Co-Chairs Susie Barrie MW and Oz Clarke OBE
Hamish Anderson, Group Buyer for The Tate Restaurant Group
Simon Field MW, wine writer and consultant
Beth Kelly MW, Buyer at Majestic
Helen McGinn, wine writer and broadcaster
Rebecca Palmer, wine buyer of Corney & Barrow
A record number of wines was entered this year with the highest ever number of producers entering from all over the country, including more of first time entrants than ever before alongside many regular competitors.
Judging took place in the beautiful surrounding of Ashling Park Wine Estate in Sussex. Each wine goes through a rigorous judging process.
We have also been generously supported by the following who have sponsored our Trophies: