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Australia Gets Best Wine By Quality At The 2020 China Wine Competition

06/01/2021

The 2nd edition of the China Wine Competition is pleased to announce the 2020 winners. More than 56 different grape varieties and wines from 15 countries were submitted in the 2nd annual competition.

The China Wine Competition looks to recognize, reward, and help promote wines that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific wine drinker. For any wine brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s wine list -  and then vitally stay there - they need to be marketable and consumer-driven and not just produced in the general hope it can find enough people willing to sell and buy it. That is why the China Wine Competition is different. It will single out and shine the spotlight on those wine brands that consumers really want to buy in China and have a clear market value for trade buyers.

This year’s competition was the best as far as the quality of wines entered, according to the judges.
 

2018 JOHN HASTINGS CELLAR RESERVE SHIRAZ from Fox Gordon, Australia scored the best wine by the quality award.

There were 21 gold winners, 148 silver winners, and 63 bronze winners at this year’s competition. Here are some gold winners and special award winners:

  • Wine of the year: Viña Valoria Gran Reserva 1999 by Bodegas Valoria S.L from Spain.
  • Winery of the year: Bodegas Valoria S.L from Spain.
  • Best Wine by Quality: 2018 John Hastings Cellar Reserve Shiraz from Fox Gordon from Australia.
  • Best Wine by Value: Viña Valoria Gran Reserva 1999 by Bodegas Valoria S.L from Spain.
  • Best Wine by Packaging: Viña Valoria Gran Reserva 1999 by Bodegas Valoria S.L from Spain.

View winners by country and varietal here

 

Fox Gordon wines are made from family-owned vineyards and select growers in the Adelaide Hills. The wines in our collection are all award-winning, quality-driven wines, highly sought-after due to their opulent nature, quality, and unique marketing approach.

Fox Gordon was founded to live the dream of producing premium wines from the Adelaide Hills that offer real integrity and beauty. The name and striking logo of Fox Gordon celebrate the wives of the original founders, namely Rachel Atkins (nee Fox) and Jane Gordon. Situated on 150 acres of breathtaking vineyard at Kuitpo Forest in the Adelaide Hills and overlooking the world-famous McLaren Vale, Fox Gordon delivers a wine experience that will be forever remembered.

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More about JOHN HASTINGS CELLAR RESERVE SHIRAZ

Named in honor of John Harold Tilley and Hastings William Atkins, great men of vision and strength who helped shape our family. We hand – select the fruit and carefully manage the winemaking process from regional, clonal fruit selection, to barrels sourced from the leading coopers of France. John Hastings wines are the best in their field, like the men they are named after, and patient cellaring will further enhance them for years to come.

Fruit from this Shiraz has been selected from an old traditional Barossa Valley vineyard. Low yielding, intense fruit on the vine has produced a luscious wine with fine tannins, great balance and mouthfeel, and superb length.

To win a China Wine Competition award you will need to score highly in all three areas of our judging criteria. You might have an outstanding quality wine, but if the price and packaging are not right, you will not be recognized by the China Wine Competition.

The score is decided on the following judging formula: Q (Quality Score) + Value Score (V) + Package Score (P) = China Wine Competition Score. 

  • Quality Score: was marked out of 100 
  • Value Score: was marked out of 100 
  • Package Score: was marked out of 100 

A separate weighted score was given for each of the three parts of the judging process. The scores were calculated to give a final score out of 100 from which individual prizes will be awarded.

Gold: to receive a Gold medal you need to score 90 or over. Silver: you need to score between 80-89. Bronze: you need to score between 70-79.

To view full results, please click here

Key Dates

June 30 / 2021
Early Bird Deadline

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