Chinese awards honour Barossa 40 year old Tawny as best in the world

Chateau Yaldara’s 40 year old Tawny has won the award for ‘best fortified wine in the world’ at the China Wine and Spirit Awards (CWSA).

The 40 Year Old Tawny sells for $600 a bottle with the vast majority sold in China.

Chateau Yaldara’s 1847 wines’ accolades did not end there, with their 30 year old Tawny winning a double gold medal and a further seven wines winning gold medals.

“We are very excited by the growth we are seeing in China and these awards will certainly continue to drive 1847 Wines growth in the premium market segment where we already operate successfully,” Sales and Marketing Manager for 1847 Wines/Chateau Yaldara, Barry Wyld said.

“We are thrilled that our wines performed so exceptionally well at CWSA 2018.” 

Many Barossa winemakers received medals at the awards, further cementing the region’s international acclaim as a premium wine producer and exporter.

The award for the Barossa Valley Wine of the Year went to McGuigan Shortlist 2015 Shiraz.

The China Wine & Spirits Awards is the biggest wine and spirits competition in China and is hugely influential on sales in China.

Wine exports to China continue to grow as the country’s thirst for Australian wine continues to grow, with exports increased by 51 per cent for the year up to March 2018 to reach $1.04 billion – a first for exports to a single country – according to data released by Wine Australia.

The CWSA competition is judged by 100 tasters who are selected for being the top buyers of wines and spirits for the market and are importers, distributors, retailers and sommeliers.

The judges are among the most powerful buyers in China, helping to sell a staggering 90 million bottles per year.

CWSA 2018 rated 6,000 samples from 58 countries around the world.