The national competition for English and Welsh wines was redeveloped and introduced last year to be more outward-facing and to help us shout about the successes this industry is achieving. With our wines winning so many international awards, it was important to make our national competition every bit as significant. Generously sponsored by Country Life magazine, Hotel du Vin and Waitrose, the competition is delighted to have wine superstars Susie Barrie MW and Oz Clarke agree to be joint chairs. The judging panel comprised some of the great and the good of the wine world, including wine merchants, supermarket and restaurant buyers, broadcasters and other experts. Meet the judges of this year’s Awards here The 2018 Results This year’s Awards received an incredible 230 entries, with 28 Gold, 34 Silver and 136 Bronze medals awarded. A total of 14 trophies was awarded to the most outstanding wines in their class. Wiston Estate, in West Sussex, took home the top trophy – Supreme Champion – for its sparkling Blanc de Noirs 2010, beating over 200 other English and Welsh wines to the title.
See the full 2018 results here: