Sommelier Wine Awards 2017: the lowdown

Our producers won a record-breaking 49 gold medals at this year’s Sommelier Wine Awards – with 245 medals in total.

These spanned the Old and New World and can all be found below. On top of this exciting news we were also thrilled to be named this year’s Merchant of the Year!

The SWA is an annual competition judged by wine experts and master sommeliers. It launched in 2007 and is the UK’s only On Trade wine competition.

Bibendum’s winners included a variety of Old and New World wines, and a number of categories including House Wines and Food Pairing Options. We were delighted to see gold medals awarded to a host of well-deserving producers.

See the full list of golds below:


Biecher & Schaal, Riesling Sommerberg Grand Cru

Alsace, France

Domaine Roux Père & Fils, St-Aubin 1er Cru La Chatenière

Cote de Beaune, Burgundy

Château d'Esclans, Garrus Rosé

Provence, France

Lanson, Extra Age Brut NV

Champagne, France

Lanson, White Label NV

Champagne, France

Palmer, Blanc de Blancs

Champagne, France

Paul Buisse, Clos de Nouys, Vouvray Demi-Sec

Loire, France

This wine also received Food Match award.


Alois Lageder, Krafuss, Pinot Noir

Alto Adige, Italy

Caruso & Minini, Terre di Giumara Frappato Nerello Mascalese

Sicily, Italy.

This wine also received awards for Food Match and By The Glass

Rocca di Frassinello, Maremma Toscana

Tuscany, Italy

Suavia Soave Classico Monte Carbonare

Veneto, Italy


Alvear, Solera 1927, Pedro Ximénez

Andalucia, Spain

Cosme Palacio, 1894 Tinto

Rioja, Spain

Bodegas Castro Martin, A2O Albarino

Galicia, Spain

Vivanco, Reserva

Rioja, Spain


Conde Villar, Alvarinho

Vinho Verde, Portugal

Quinta do Vallado, Touriga Nacional

Douro, Portugal

Quinta do Vallado, 10 Year Old Tawny

Douro, Portugal


Bolney Estate, Foxhole Vineyard Bacchus

Sussex, England


Prinz von Hessen, Dachsfilet, Riesling

Rheingau, Germany


P&F Wineries Gomila Furmint Pinot Blanc


Kir Yianni Paranga Roditis Malagouzia

Macedonia, Greece

Kir Yianni Ramnista Naoussa Xinomavro

Macedonia, Greece


Black Stallion Chardonnay

Napa Valley, California

Black Stallion Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley, California

Truchard, Chardonnay

Napa Valley, California

Walter Hansel Estate Pinot Noir

Russian River Valley, California

South America

Pasarisa, Salta Torrontes

Salta, Argentina

Garzon Reserva Albarino

Maldonado, Uruguay

South Africa

Journey's End, The Huntsman, Shiraz/Mourvèdre

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Journey's End The Griffin Syrah

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Journey's End, Single Vineyard, Chardonnay

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Stellenrust, 51, Barrel Fermented, Chenin Blanc

Stellenbosch, South Africa

This wine also received the Food Match award.


Fraser Gallop, Parterre, Cabernet Sauvignon

Margaret River, Western Australia

Josef Chromy, Chardonnay

Tasmania, Australia

Swinney, Tirra Lirra, White Blend

Western Australia

Vine Mind, Riesling

Clare Valley, South Australia

Yering Station, Village Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, Australia

New Zealand

Craggy Range, Te Muna Road Vineyard, Pinot Noir

Wairarapa, New Zealand

Prophet's Rock, Home Vineyard, Pinot Noir

Central Otago, New Zealand

Ara, Single Estate, Pinot Noir

Marlborough, New Zealand

If you'd like to find out more about any of these wines, contact us or your Account Manager.

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