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Kiwi winery included in IWSC’s 2023 Wine Producer Trophies shortlists

Source: Church Road/Facebook

The International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) has announced the shortlists for its 2023 Wine Producer Trophies.

Each year, producers with the best medal performance in their wine category are shortlisted for the producer trophies.

All shortlisted producers are asked to complete a short questionnaire so the Judging Committee can gain a deeper understanding of the behind-the-scenes work going on at the wineries.

Based on the information from the questionnaire, as well as the medal results, the Judging Committee will select the winners of each category, which will be announced on Thursday, 19 October at the IWSC’s 2023 Awards Celebration.

Each of the winners will also be put forward for the IWSC’s Outstanding Wine Producer Trophy.

Church Road is the only New Zealand winery to be named on the shortlist.

“We’re delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the IWSC’s 2023 Red Wine Producer of the Year Trophy, after achieving the best medal performance in the red wine category,” said Church Road on Facebook.

“We’re honoured to be shortlisted for the second year in a row.”

The nominees for the IWSC 2023 Wine Producer Trophies are…

White Wine Producer Trophy

Cherubino, Margaret River, Australia
Rustenberg, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Weingut Aigner, Kremstal, Austria
Weingut Alois Zimmermann OG, Kremstal, Austria
Weingut Dr. Loosen, Mosel, Germany
Weingut Eder Wachau, Wachau, Austria

Red Wine Producer Trophy
Church Road, Hawke’s Bay and Central Otago, New Zealand
Domaine Bousquet, Mendoza, Argentina
La Togata, Brunello di Montalcino, Italy
Spier Wines, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Telavi Wine Cellar, Kakheti, Georgia
Voyager Estate, Margaret River, Australia
Quoin Rock, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Sparkling Wine Producer Trophy
Besserat de Bellefon, Champagne, France
Hattingley Valley, Hampshire, England
Piper-Heidsieck, Champagne, France
Rare Champagne, Champagne, France

Sweet/Fortified Wine Producer Trophy
Bodegas Fundador, Jerez, Spain
Fattoria La Vialla, Tuscany, Italy
Inniskillin, Ontario, Canada
Sogevinus, Douro, Portugal
Morris Wines, Rutherglen, Australia

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