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India Wine Awards

The India Wine Awards 2022 staged its fourth edition in partnership with ProWine Mumbai. The winners were announced at the ProWine networking evening on 17th October 2022 at the Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai. India Wine Awards’ five-year partnership with ProWine Mumbai will extend the audience and credibility of the competition in many ways. The IWA 2022 had a panel of 15 judges, both Indian and expatriates resident in India. Each wine was tasted blind at least twice and rated on the basis of grape, price and vintage. Medals were awarded (Best in Show, Gold and Silver) on a common platform that did not differentiate by the wine’s origin.

Thirty international and Indian wines were awarded ‘Best in Show’ medals, a title reserved for outstanding wines scoring 95 points and above; 77 Gold winners scored 90 to 94 points; and 117
Silver winners, between 85 to 89 points in the competition. Around 55%, of the nominated 410 wines won medals — 224 wines in all.

The India Wine Awards has set a benchmark for ranking the best domestic and international wines. The awards provide an invaluable guide to both consumers and the Alcobev trade to make informed choices about the comparative quality and range of Indian and international wines currently available in India. These awards are founded by Sonal Holland Wine Academy and chaired by Sonal Holland. View all winners in the latest issue of Sommelier India.

Best in Show 2022 Winners

York Sparkling Rosé Brut

Sula Dindori Reserve Chardonnay 2022

Virgin Hills Limited Edition Chardonnay 2021

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Vallonne Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2022

Grover Zampa Art Collection Chenin Blanc 2022

Vallonne Vineyards Vin de Passerillage 2018

J’Noon Red 2020, Fratelli

Sula RASA Syrah 2021

KRSMA Syrah 2018

D’Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz McLaren Vale 2017, Brindco Sales

Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz 2018, Brindco Sales

Torbreck Woodcutter’s Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2019, Vinopolis Wines

Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Réserve Spéciale Pauillac 2018, Aspri Spirits India

Domaine Chanson Beaujolais Morgon AOC 2013, Gusto Imports

Hugel et Fils Gentil Alsace Blend 2018, Sonarys Co-brands

Terroir Daronton Châteauneuf du Pape 2019, Monika Alcobev

Vincent Girardin Cuvée Saint Vincent Bourgogne Blanc 2019, Wine Park

Wolfberger Signature Gewurztraminer Alsace 2019, Chenab Impex

Bottega ‘Il Vino dei Poeti’, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016, Empire Spirits India

Bottega Amarone Della Valpolicella DOCG 2017, Empire Spirits India

Casa Lupo 2017, Morgan Beverages

A QUO Montepeloso Toscana 2019, Ace Beveragez

Sensi Boscoselvo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015, Gusto Imports

Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2018, Vbev

Jeune de Château Musar Red 2019, Sonarys Co-brands

Dog Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021, Wine Park

Escarpment Martinborough Pinot Noir 2018, Vinopolis Wines

Bodegas Faustino I Gran Reserva, Rioja DOCa 2010, Gusto Imports

Dow’s 20 Year Old Port, Monika Alcobev

Valdespino El Candado Pedro Ximénez Sherry, Chenab Impex