International Wine Challenge

#IWC2020: The best wines and winemakers

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IWC 2020 results out

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Johnathan Butt

"The IWC competition can help catapult your wines onto the international stage, it increases awareness of your product to a global audience and helps drive sales as ...

...awards deliver added confidence to consumers, as winning a gold medal or trophy within your specific category places the wine on a pedestal which shouts “try me, I’m best in class”, so logically this drives trial. In addition to the outward benefit, for all employees within your own business it delivers a huge amount of pride and reward for the hard work that goes into making the wine, this filters down to all aspects of the business, from vineyard worker to winemakers, it’s a win-win!"

Johnathan Butt

Indevin, New Zealand
IWC 2019 Great Value Champion White

Júlio Fernandes

"It’s great and important for us to win this award, for us it’s a ‘must’ to be in the International Wine Challenge ...


... it’s the third time we have been nominated for this prize."

Júlio Fernandes

Comercial Director, Justino’s, Portugal
IWC Champion Fortified Wine 2019

Birgit Eichinger

'It’s a really big honour to hold this prize, not only for our winery but also for the whole of Austria ...

.... to show the whole wine world how amazing and how much potential Austrian wines have – I’m really overwhelmed!'

Birgit Eichinger

Winemaker, Weingut Birgit Eichinger, Austria
IWC Champion White Wine 2019

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