• Tolpuddle Vineyard senior winemaker Adam Wadewitz
    Tolpuddle Vineyard senior winemaker Adam Wadewitz

Four Australian wines are among the 30 best wines from around the world, following the release of this year’s International Wine Challenge competition rankings. 

Tolpuddle Vineyard Chardonnay 2018 was awarded the Champion White Trophy in this year’s competition, taking out the top spot out from wines developed in more than 50 countries.

Australia’s top performers also included Lake Cooper Well Rhapsody Shiraz 2019 from Lake Cooper Estate, which took out the Australian Shiraz Trophy; St Hugo’s Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, winning Australian Red Trophy; and Morris Wines’ Old Rare Liqueur Premium Topaque winning Australian Fortified Trophy.

Champion of Champions was awarded to Portuguese wine, Justino's Madeira Terrantez 1978.

“What sets the International Wine Challenge apart from any other global wine competition is the overtly democratic way in which the wines are judged,” said event co-chair Helen McGinn.

“We pride ourselves in having expert judges from all areas of the industry who taste the wines, giving each wine the very best chance to be judged as fairly as possible.”

The full list of award winners in the 2020 International Wine Challenge can be viewed here.


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