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Golds for Dorset: Tranche 2 IWC results for SW wines

Tranche 2  results for International Wine Challenge 2016 for SW wines


Golds for Dorset

In an English section where sparkling wines dominated the Gold and Silver awards, the two gold medals won by SW vineyards followed the trend. Both went to Dorset, to Langham Estate for their Blanc de Blancs 2011 (Chardonnay) and to Furleigh Estate for their Rosé 2010 (Chardonnay|Pinot Noir|Pinot Meunier)

Cornwall's Camel Valley tops the Medal Table with 8 Silvers

Cornwall's Camel Valley took the highest number of medals overall in the English section with 8 Silvers including 7 for sparklers and one still white. Silvers were also awarded to Furleigh, Cornwall's Knightor, Devon's Sharpham (2) and Somerset's Smith&Evans for sparkling wines and to Trevibban Mill for a still red, so a ratio of two Silvers for SW still wines to twelve for sparkling.

Still and Sparkling in the Bronzes

Nine Bronzes were awarded to SW vineyards and here there was a more equal balance of sparkling and still wines, 4 to Camel Valley, 2 for sparkling and 2 for still whites, two to Worcestershire's Sixteen Ridges (one still and one sparkling rosé), and one each to Furleigh (sparkling), Somerset's Oatley (still white) and Somerset's Wraxall (Sparkling).

Still wines dominate in the Commended section

Fourteen wines were Commended and here still wines predominated, with ten still and four sparkling wines. Producers with Commended wines were Astley, Camel Valley (2), Furleigh (2), Lyme Bay Winery, Oatley (2), Polgoon, Redyeates Wedge, Sixteen Ridges (2), Three Choirs and Trevibban Mill.

The International Wine Challenge

The International Wine Challenge is probably the world's largest wine competition, and perhaps the most influential. It hosts two separate tastings in the year to accommodate different production and sales schedules across the hemispheres, giving winemakers a greater choice of when to enter their wines. Tranche 1 results were published early in December and SWVA results were reported here>>. Overall 2016 trophies for each class take the results of  both tranches into account and will be announced later in May.

Congratulations to all award winners. Full results for SW producers below. 

Full IWC Tranche 2 Results for SWVA Members

Award Vineyard Location Wine Vintage Style Grape(s)


Dorset Blanc de Blancs 2011 Sparkling Chardonnay


Dorset Rosé 2010 Sparkling rosé Chardonnay/Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier

Camel Valley Cornwall Brut 2013 Sparkling Seyval Blanc/Reichensteiner/ Chardonnay
Camel Valley Cornwall Annie's Anniversary Brut 2014 Sparkling Seyval Blanc
Camel Valley Cornwall Pinot Noir Rosé Brut  2014 Sparkling Rosé Pinot Noir
Camel Valley Cornwall White Pinot Brut 2014 Sparkling Pinot Noir
Camel Valley Cornwall Darnibole Brut 2014 Sparkling Seyval Blanc
Camel Valley Cornwall Classic Cuvée Brut  2013 Sparkling Chardonnay/Pinot Noir
Camel Valley Cornwall Cuvée Raymond Blanc 2013 Sparkling Dornfelder
Camel Valley Cornwall Chardaccus


Still White Chardonnay/Bacchus
Trevibban Mill Cornwall Black Ewe Red 2014 Still Red Pinot Noir Précoce
Furleigh Dorset Classic Cuvée Brut 2013 Sparkling Chardonnay/Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier
Knightor Cornwall Vintage Brut 2011 Sparkling Pinot Blanc/Chardonnay
Sharpham Devon Sparkling Reserve Brut NV Sparkling Pinot Noir/Pinot Blanc/Chardonnay
Sharpham Devon Sparkling Blanc Brut 2011 Sparkling Pinot Noir/Chardonnay/Pinot Blanc
Smith & Evans Somerset Higher Plot 2011 Sparkling Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier/Chardonnay
Camel Valley Cornwall Bacchus Dry 2014 Still white Bacchus
Camel Valley Cornwall Atlantic Dry 2013 Still White Bacchus/Reichensteiner/Chardonnay
Camel Valley Cornwall White Pinot Brut 2012 Sparkling Pinot Noir
Camel Valley Cornwall Demi Sec 2012


Seyval Blanc/Chardonnay/ Rechensteiner
Furleigh Estate Dorset Classic Reserve Brut 2010 Sparkling Chardonnay/Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier
Oatley Somerset Jane's 2014 Still White Madeleine Angevine
Sixteen Ridges Worcs Rosé 2014 Still Rosé Pinot Noir
Sixteen Ridges Worcs Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé 2013 Sparkling Rosé Pinot Noir
Wraxall Somerset Somerset Sparkling Dry 2013 Sparkling Seyval Blanc/Pinot Noir

Astley Worcestershire George Eckert Vintage Brut 2013 Sparkling Kerner
Camel Valley Cornwall Darnibole Bacchus 2014 Still white Bacchus
Camel Valley Cornwall Chardonnay Brut 2014 Sparkling Chardonnay
Trevibban Mill Cornwall Black Ewe Sparkling Brut 2013 Sparkling Seyval Blanc
Furleigh Dorset Bacchus Dry  2014 Still White Bacchus/Chardonnay
Furleigh Dorset Bacchus Fumé 2014 Still White Bacchus
Redyeates Wedge Devon Pheon 2014 Still White Phoenix/Orion
Oatley Somerset Leonora's  2013 Still White Kernling
Oatley Somerset Leonora's  2014 Still white Kernling
Lyme Bay Winery Devon Shoreline 2014 Still white Seyval Blanc/Bacchus/Pinot Noir
Polgoon Cornwall Madeleine Angevine 2014 Still Rosé Madeleine Angevine
Sixteen Ridges Worcs Red Pinot Noir Early 2014 Still red Pinot Noir Precoce
Sixreen Ridges


Signature Cuvée 2014 Sparkling Pinot Noir/Seyval Blanc
Three Choirs Glos Coleridge Hill 2014 Still White Phoenix/Madeleine Angevine