WineGB Awards 2023: Trophy winners revealed!

A ceremony took place at Exton Park in Hampshire to announce and celebrate the trophy winners of the WineGB Awards 2023.

Judges evaluated the wines at Exton Park Vineyard, Hampshire from 5th to 8th June. The panel of judges included Susie Barrie MW, Oz Clarke OBE, Rebecca Palmer, Luke Harbor, Simon Field MW, Nik Darlington, Matt Hodgson, and Imogen Bowen-Davies.

There were 346 wines entered with 48 Gold medals, 145 Silver medals and 120 Bronze medals awarded. The Awards have been sponsored by Rankin, together with the various Industry Partners and trophy sponsors of WineGB.

We are very proud to have been involved with the event, sponsoring the Best Still Red Pinot Noir Trophy, which was won by Sandridge Barton Pinot Noir 2020

This year’s winners

Sparkling Wines:

  • Best Sparkling Red: The Pioneers’ Trophy – Ridgeview Sparkling Red Reserve NV
  • Best Sparkling Rose: The Bob Lindo Trophy – Bluebell Vineyard Estate Hindleap Rose 2016
  • Best NV/MV Classic Curvee: The President’s Trophy – Sugrue South Downs Cuvee Dr O’Regan MV
  • Best Blanc De Blancs: The Berwick Trophy – Sugrue South Downs Cuvee Boz Coldharbour Single Vineyard 2015
  • Best Vintage Classic Cuvee: Mike Roberts MBE Trophy – Digby Fine English 2013 Vintage Reserve Brut
  • Best Prestige Cuvee: Norman Cowderoy Founders’ Trophy – Chapel Down Kit’s Coty Coeur de Cuvee 2016

Still Wines:

  • Best sustainable wine award: The Chris Foss Sustainability Trophy – Gusbourne Chardonnay Guinevere 2021
  • Best still Rose: The Waitrose Trophy: Tuffon Hall Vineyard Pinot Noir Rose, Beatrice 2022
  • Best Still Bacchus: The Jack Ward Trophy – Chapel Down Kit’s Coty Bacchus 2020
  • Best Black De Noirs: The Hattingley Trophy – Ridgeview Blanc de Noirs 2015
  • Best Chardonnay: The Riedel Trophy – Gusbourne Chardonnay Guineveree 2021
  • Best Still Red Pinto Noir: The Bolney Wine Estate Trophy – Sandridge Barton Pinot Noir 2020 (sponsored by Carpenter Box)

Best Regional Wines:

  • Wales: White Castle Vineyard – Pinot Noir Reserve 2021
  • West: Sandridge Barton Pinot Noir 2020
  • South East: Digby Fine English 2013 Vintage Reserve Brut
  • Wessex: Candover Brook Brut NV
  • Thames & Chilterns: All Angels Classic Cuvee 2015
  • Midlands & North: Laneberg Wine Ltd –Bacchus 2019
  • East Anglia: Tuffon Hall Vineyard – Pinot Rosé Beatrice 2022

Trophies winners:

The Rankin Award for Best Newcomer 2023:

  • Candover Brook

The Campden BRI/Geoff Taylor Award for Best Boutique Producer 2023:

  • Sugrue South Down

The McAlpine Trophy for Estate Winery of the Year 2023:

  • Gusbourne

The WineGB Trophy for Contract Winery of the Year 2023:

  • Wiston Estate

The Gore-Browne Trophy for Supreme Champion 2023:

  • Digby Fine English 2013 Vintage Reserve Brut

Congratulations to all the trophy winners!

Click here to shop this year’s winner as well as all gold, silver and bronze medalists.

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