2017 Winners

ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 1ST ANNUAL ASIA INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION!

We are excited to announce the winners of the 1st Annual Asia International Wine Competition, held in September and November 2017. Close to 300 submissions from 20+ countries around the world competed in a blind tasting, with top wine buyers from Asia judging the wine by its category and price.

We look forward to the 2nd Annual AIWC in Fall 2018!

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Double Gold

Cabernet Franc
Kilaurwen Winery 2014 Cabernet Franc

Dry Red Blends
Brigando 2016 RED scap
Locations F Red Wine

Non Vinifera Red Dry
Coyote Moon Vineyards 2012 Frontenac

Pinot Noir
Old Town Cellars NV oTc Perpetual Pinot Noir

Shiraz $25.99 and lower
Pondalowie Vineyards 2015 Shiraz

Shiraz $26-49.99
Heirloom Vineyards 2015 McLaren Vale Shiraz
Paulette Wines 2015 Shiraz

White Table Blends
DFJ Alv 2016 Chardonnay

Gold

All Other Red Varietals Not Listed
Heirloom Vineyards 2016 Alcala Grenache McLaren Vale
Intipalka 2016 Tannat

All Other White Varietals Not Listed
Escada 2016 Arinto White Reserva

Cabernet Sauvignon $30 and lower
Matilda’s Ghost 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Sister’s Run Winery 2016 Coonawarra Old Testament Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon $30.01-$49.99
Conte Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay $29.99 and lower
Coyote Moon 2015 Naked Chardonnay
McBains of Coonwarra 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

Dry Red Blends
Locations NV I Red Wine
Segada 2015 Red
Vega 2014 Red

Malbec
Batuko-Reserve Collection 2013 Malbec
Rocky Pond Winery 2015 Malbec

Non Vinifera Red Dry
Coyote Moon Vineyards 2012 Marquette

Pinot Noir
Brick House 2015 Les Dijonnais

Red Meritage/Bourdeaux Style Blend
Kilaurwan NV Three Sisters
Tage de Lestage 2012

Rose Dry
Pomar 2016 Rose

Shiraz $25.99 and lower
Guild of Fermentation Fanatics 2016 Shiraz
Humble Vine 2013 Shiraz
Lagoon View 2013 Shiraz
Wakefield Taylor Family Wines 2016 Shiraz

Tempranillo
Allegiance Wines The Artisan McLaren Vale Tempranillo 2016

Touriga Nacional
Grand’Arte 2014 Touriga Nacional

White Non Vinifera Wines Dry
Coyote Moon Vineyards 2014 Dry LaCrescent

White Table Blends
Corento 2016 White Joker
Pomar 2016 White

Silver

All Other White Varietals Not Listed
Chapel Creek Winery 2016 Albarino
Paxis 2016 White
Cabernet Sauvignon $30 and lower
Batuko-Elegant Reserve 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Dandelion 2016 Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon $30.01-$49.99
Trifon Estate Family Reserve 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon $50 and higher
Wakefield Taylor Family Wines 2015 St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon

Chardonnay $30 and higher
Brick House 2014 Cascadia
Heirloom Vineyards 2016 Coonawarra Cabernet

Dry Red Blends
Bigode 2015 Red
Cara Viva 2016 Red Scap Preta
Grand’Arte 2016 Chardonnay
Leyenda 2016 Malbec and Syrah
Locations NV E Red Wine

Dry Red Rhone Style Blends
Cape Barren 2016 Native Goose GSM

Fruit Wine Sweet
Coyote Moon Vineyards 2015 Razzle Dazzle

Malbec
Jelu Estate 2013 Malbec

Merlot
Lagoon View 2013 Merlot

Non Vinifera Red Dry
Coyote Moon Vineyards 2015 Marquette

Non Vinifera Red Off Dry
Coyote Moon Vineyards 2012 Casa Papa Red

Non Vinifera Sweet Reds Over 6% rs
Coyote Moon Vineyards 2016 Fire Boat Red

Pinot Noir
Brick House 2015 Evelyn’s
Heirloom Vineyards 2016 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir
Heirloom Vineyards 2016 Velvet Fot Pinot Noir

Port Style
Coyote Moon Vineyards 2013 Perpetua

Red Meritage/Bourdeaux Style Blend
Chateau d’Aiguilhe Querre
Humble Vine 2013 Cabernet Merlot
Madfish 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Rocky Pond Winery 2015 La Domestique

Riesling
Kilaurwen 2014 Riesling

Rose Off Dry
Cara Viva 2016 Rose Summer Fruit Scap
Portada 2016 WS Rose

Semi Sparkling Sweet
Coyote Moon Vineyards 2016 Moscato

Shiraz $25.99 and lower
Matilda’s Ghost 2014 Shiraz

Shiraz $26-49.99
Cape Barren 2014 Old Vine Shiraz
Dandelion 2016 Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz
Dandelion 2015 Lion’s Tooth of McLaren Vale Shiraz
Squaking Magpie 2013 Stoned Crow Syrah

White Non Vinifera Wines Dry
Coyote Moon Vineyards 2014 Brianna

White Table Blends
Alta Corte 2016 White Scap Preta
Rocky Pond Winery 2014 Glacial Treasure
Segada 2016 White

White Table Wines
Escada 2016 Arinto White

Bronze

All Other White Varietals Not Listed
Cape Barren 2016 Funky Goose Gruner Veltiner

Cabernet Sauvignon $30 and lower
Lagoon View 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Statford Vineyard 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon $30.01-$49.99
Allegiance Wines 2015 The Artisan Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
Howard Park 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Statford Vineyard Cellar Reserve 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon $50 and higher
Wallis Family Estate 2014 Seraphim

Chardonnay $30 and higher
Alexana wines 2015 Terroir Series Chardonnay

Dry Red Blends
Aluado 2016 Red

Dry Red Rhone Style Blends
Allegiance Wines 2015 Unity Barossa Valley GSM
Dandelion 2016 Menagerie of the Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro

Fruit Wine, Sweet
Coyote Moon Vineyards 2015 Cherry Bomb

Malbec
Corazon del Sol 2015 Malbec

Pinot Noir
Alexana Wines 2015 Terroir Series Pinot Noir

Riesling
Heirloom Vineyards 2016 Eden Valley Riesling

Shiraz $25.99 and lower
McBains Crossing 2016 Shiraz
Sister’s Run Winery 2016
Statford Vineyard 2013 Shiraz

Shiraz $26-49.99
Humble vine Selected Reserve 2012 Shiraz
Statford Vineyard Cellar Reserve 2012 Shiraz
Trifon Estate Family Reserve 2015

Tempranillo
Humble Vine Selected Reserve 2015 Tempranillo
Trifon Estate Family Reserve 2015 Tempranillo

White Non Vinifera Wines Dry
Coyote Moon Vinyeyards 2015 Frontenac Gris
Coyote Moon Vineyards 2015 La Crescent

White Table Blends
Portada 20156 WS White

White Table Wines Varietals
Alta Corte 2016 Med Sweet Wine

Individual Awards

Argentina

Argentina Malbec Winery of the Year
Corazon del Sol

Australia

Barossa Valley Shiraz Wine of the Year
Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz

Bendingo Winery of the Year
Pondalowie Vineyards

Central Valley Winery of the Year
Humble Vine

Clare Valley Winery of the Year
Paulett Wines

Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Winery of the Year
St Andrews

Coonawara Cabernet Sauvignon Winery of the Year
Kingston Estate McBains of Coonwarra

McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon Winery of the Year
Conte Estate

McLaren Vale Dry Red Rhone Style Winery of the Year
Cape Barren

McLaren Vale Shiraz Winery of the Year
Heirloom Vineyards

McLaren Vale Tempranillo Wine of the Year
The Artisan McLaren Vale Tempranillo 2016

Western Australia Red Blend Winery of the Year
Burch Family Wines

Chile

Chile Malbec Winery of the Year
Batuko

France

Montagne-Saint-Emilion AOC Winery of the Year
Chateau Lestage

New Zealand

New Zealand Winery of the Year
Squawking Magpie

Peru

Peru Winery of the Year
Santiago Queirolo SAC

Portugal

Portugal Winery of the Year
DFJ Vinhos

United States

Fruit Wine Winery of the Year
Coyote Moon Vineyards

New York State Winery of the Year
Coyote Moon Vineyards

Oregon Winery of the Year
Alexana Winery

Washington State Winery of the Year
Rocky Pond Winery

United States Cabernet Franc Winery of the Year
Kilaurwen Winery

United States Chardonnay Winery of the Year
Brick House Wine Company

United States Malbec Winery of the Year
Rocky Pond Winery

United States Riesling Winery of the Year
Kilaurwen Winery

United States Pinot Noir Winery of the Year
Old Town Cellars