13 Golds at Sommelier Wine Awards 2018

We’re excited that 13 of our producers won gold medals at this year’s Sommelier Wine Awards, with another 34 silver, 21 bronze and 43 commended medals awarded.


The Sommelier Wine Awards may be focused on the On Trade rather than Indie retailers, but they are judged blind by some of the UK’s top wine experts and sommeliers – and any wine that they think is good enough for their wine lists is almost certainly just as deserving of a home in the country’s best wine shops.


Our sister company Bibendum did really well this year picking up the Merchant of the Year gong – well done to them – but we’re really interested in the wines that picked up the medals. The golden wines included Champagne Palmer’s superb Blanc de Blanc NV; Bertie Eden’s biodynamic Chateau Maris La Touge 2014 from Minervois La Liviniere; the Vinemind Riesling 2016, a side project from Some Young Punks’ Col McBryde; and the amazing value Spier Signature Chenin Blanc 2017.




If you are looking for some new wines to freshen up your summer range, have a look at the full list of gold medal winners below.



Palmer & Co Blanc de Blancs NV


Clos de Nouys Vouvray Sec 2016


Chateau Maris Brama Grenache Gris 2015


Chateau Maris La Touge Syrah/Grenache Minervois La Liviniere 2014


Château d’Esclans Garrus Rosé Cotes de Provence 2015



Bisol Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Cartizze 2016



La Guita Manzanilla En Rama Limited Batch NV
Sanlucar de Barrameda


Protos Reserva 2012
Ribera del Duero



Walter Hansel South Slope Pinot Noir 2013
Russian River Valley, California



South Africa
Spier 21 Gables Pinotage 2014


Spier Signature Chenin Blanc 2017
Western Cape



Fraser Gallop Parterre Chardonnay 2016
Margaret River


VineMind Riesling 2016
Clare Valley



To taste any of these wines, give us a call on 0207 449 1665 or contact your Account Manager.