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RESULTS of the 2014 International Wine Challenge (IWC) released in London last night indicate great success for multi-award winning wine producer, Australian Vintage Limited (AVL).

The producers collected nine gold, 16 silver and 27 bronze medals – with its McGuigan, Tempus Two and Yaldara brands all taking top honours.

McGuigan Wines, the reigning IWC White Winemaker of the Year was recognised with gold for its famed Bin 9000 Semillon (2003 and 2005), Shortlist Riesling (2010) and Shortlist Semillon (2007).

Additionally, Tempus Two wines received four gold for its Copper Zenith Semillon (2003, 2004, 2007 and 2010), a regular international award winner, while Barossa Valley winery Yaldara picked up gold for its 20-Year-Old Muscat.

Commenting on the company’s success, AVL chief executive officer Neil McGuigan said
“we are absolutely delighted with these results – particularly the ongoing recognition of our Semillons, both young and aged”.

“The McGuigan Bin Semillon is one of our most awarded wines internationally, and to have not just one but two vintages recognised is sensational. What a fantastic way to kick off the international wine awards season for 2014.”

Other medals received at the IWC include, but are not limited to:

  • 2012 McGuigan Shortlist Cabernet Sauvignon – silver
  • 2012 McGuigan Shortlist Shiraz – silver
  • 2013 Tempus Two Pewter Chardonnay – silver
  • 2012 Nepenthe Altitude Pinot Noir – silver
  • 2013 Nepenthe Winemakers Select Gewurztraminer – silver

For more information contact:
Karina Lamb
Communications manager, Australian Vintage Limited
P: 61 2 8345 6348
E: klamb@australianvintage.com.au

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