Another win for Sussex wine at the WineGB Awards

The annual WineGB medal results were announced last week with 346 medals being awarded to wines produced across the country with 19 of them being from our very own Sussex.

In an unprecedented show of participation, this year’s WineGB awards saw entries reach an all-time high. The breadth and depth of competition were truly remarkable, with a record number of both first-time entrants and seasoned competitors from across the country. Reflecting the exceptional quality of submissions, a total of 48 Gold, 145 Silver, and 120 Bronze medals were awarded, spanning both still and sparkling wines. It’s a testament to the thriving wine industry in our nation. In particular, this is a big win for all local vineyards

The judges deliberated 346 entries over 3 days at the beautiful Exton Park in Hampshire. The judging panel comprised of:

  • WineGB co-Chairs Susie Barrie MW and Oz Clarke MBE
  • Imogen Bowen-Davies, Buyer, Waitrose & Partners
  • Nik Darlington, Marketing Director, Graft Wine Company
  • Simon Field MW, Consultant & author
  • Matthew Hodgson, Co-founder, Grape Britannia
  • Luke Harbor, Head of Wine, The Pig Hotel Group
  • Rebecca Palmer, Wine Buyer, Corney & Barrow

Sussex winners

Sussex once again saw an impressive number of awards with an impressive 19 medals being awarded to wines in the region. Winning wines include:

Gold medal winners:

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Albourne Estate:

Blanc de Noirs 2016

Bluebell Vineyard Estates:

Barrel Aged Blanc de Blancs 2017

Classic Cuvée Multi Vintage Hindleap Rosé 2016

Cuvée Marraine Pooks 2016

Blanc de Noirs 2015

Silver medal winners

Albourne Estate:
Sussex Rosé 2022
Estate Premier Cuvée 2017

Bluebell Vineyard Estate:
Hindleap Blanc de Blancs 2015
Hindleap Pinot Meunier 2019
Ashdown Valley View 2020
Hindleap Seyval Blanc 2020

Carr Taylor:
Brut 2018

Bloomsbury NV
Fitzrovia NV

Bronze medal winners

Albourne Estate:
Bacchus 2022
White Pinot Noir 2022
Blanc de Blancs 2018

Bluebell Vineyard Estate:

Ashdown Rosé 2020

Carr Taylor:
Rosé Sparkling 2018

A list of all the winners by medal and producers can be found on the WineGB website.

Congratulations to all the medal winners!

The Virtual Awards Ceremony which will announce the trophy winners will be held on 8th September.

We are proud to work with many Vineyards and Wineries across Sussex and the South East. Get in touch with one of our specialist Vineyard team on 01903 234094 to find out how we can help.