‘Back to Back’ Double Gold at the San Francisco International Wine Show
21 July 2017
Castelli Estate has been awarded 5 medals in the 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition, including back to back Double Gold for our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Now that is something worth raising a glass to!
Emphasizing integrity and impartiality the San Francisco International Wine Competition has set the standard for professional wine judging since 1980. Now in its 37th year, the SFIWC is one of the world’s longest-running international wine competitions. SFIWC medallions have become reliable indicators of wine excellence across the globe.
Castelli Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
The Double Gold designation is awarded to the very few entries that receive unanimous Gold medal ratings from their judges. These wines are among the finest in the world.
Castelli Estate Chardonnay 2016
Wines awarded a Gold medal are exceptional. Near the pinnacle of achievement in their class, these wines set the standard for all others of their type.
Castelli Estate ‘Il Liris’ Chardonnay 2015
Castelli Estate ‘Il Liris’ Rouge 2013
Castelli Estate Shiraz 2015
Wines awarded a Silver medal are outstanding. Showing refinement, finesse, and complexity, these wines are among the best examples of their class.
5 Medals at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards
18 May 2017
The 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards have been announced with a Castelli Estate wining a haul of 5 medals including Silver for our 2015 Liris Chardonnay, 2015 Shiraz & 2016 Chardonnay. Judged by the top wine experts from around the globe, the DWWA is the world’s largest and one of the most influential wine competitions. Known for its particularly stringent judging process, we take this win from Decanter as a sign of great things for the future!
2015 Liris Chard – Silver 94 points
2015 Shiraz – Silver 93 points
2016 Chardonnay – Silver 91 points
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon – Bronze 89 points
2013 Liris Rouge – Bronze 89 points
International Wine Challenge 2017 – Gold for Castelli Estate
6 December 2016
Now in its 31st year, the IWC is accepted as the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competition which assesses every wine blind and judges each for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage Throughout the rigorous judging processes, each medal winning wine is tasted on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges.
Castelli Estate entered the International Wine Challenge for the first time, with a fantastic result. We entered three wines from our Estate range: 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Bronze), 2014 Estate Shiraz (Silver) and 2015 Estate Chardonnay (Gold!).
Our 2015 Estate Chardonnay was one of only four Gold medals awarded to Australian winemakers. Quite the feat!
Charles Metcalfe, Co-Chairman of the IWC commented:
“Australian winemakers had a phenomenal result at Tranche One of the competition. Never before has any other country received more Gold medals than France in either round of the competition, so this result is a testament to the extraordinary skill of the country’s winemakers. It really blows the competition wide open, and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next Tranche of the competition in April next year. From sensational Shiraz, to exquisite Chardonnay and outstanding Semillon, Australian winemakers have impressed across a range of styles. The diversity of Australian wine has never been better. If you are lucky enough to get your hands on any one of these Gold medal winners, I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.”