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Our Awards

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We’re not in the wine business primarily to win awards… but if any award does come our way it confirms we are doing our job in finding, sourcing and delivering the finest wines from around the world.

Wine Awards

Wines from the Hallgarten portfolio win many awards every year in all the major UK and international competitions, including the Sommelier Wine Awards, the Decanter World Wine Awards, The Wine Merchant Top 100, the International Wine Challenge and the International Wine & Spirit Competition.

Here are a handful of recent winners:

Sommelier Wine Awards 2016: Swartland Limited Release Viognier, 2015 - Critics’ Choice Trophy
Sommelier Wine Awards 2016: Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia, 2015 - Critics’ Choice Trophy
Sommelier Wine Awards 2016: Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia, 2015 - Food Match Trophy
Wine Merchant Top 100 2016: Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay, 2014 - Best White Wine
Sommelier Wine Awards 2015: Cantine San Marzano - European Producer of the Year
Sommelier Wine Awards 2015: Schloss Johannisberg, Riesling Silberlack 1st growth, 2013 - Fine Wine Trophy 2015
Wine Merchant Top 100 2015: Gaia Wines, Wild Ferment Assyrtiko PDO Santorini, 2014 – Best White Wine
Decanter World Wine Awards 2015: Gérard Bertrand, Legend AOP Rivesaltes, 1974 - Regional Trophy - Fortified Languedoc-Roussillon over £15
Decanter World Wine Awards 2015: Saint Clair, Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, 2014 - Regional Trophy - New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc over £15
UKVA Awards 2015 - Piers Greenwood, New Hall Vineyard, Winemaker of the Year

On top of this we regularly receive 90+ scores from Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, Wine Spectator and Decanter for wines in the portfolio.

Company Awards

We are proud to have won independent recognition in recent years for our contributions to the industry:

SWA - Speciality Merchant of the Year 2016
WSET - Educator of the Year 2015 & 2016 - nominee
IWC - Wine List of the Year 2015 & 2016 
SWA - European Merchant of the Year 2015


SWA - New World Wine Merchant 2012, 2011
IWC - Wine List of the Year 2014, 2013 - shortlisted
IWC - On Trade Supplier of the Year 2013, 2011, 2010 - shortlisted
IWC - Large Agent of the Year 2013 - shortlisted
IWC - Argentinean Specialist 2013 - shortlisted
IWC - Chilean Specialist 2013 - shortlisted

View our latest Awards Booklet  and Awards Sheet below to discover even more award-winning wines!

Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines 2015 Awards Booklet