Vasse Felix Hosts IWSC 2023 Margaret River Sundowner
Last week, for the first time, the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) travelled to Australia for an in situ judging event in Margaret River. In partnership with the Margaret River Wine Association, the expert judges were introduced to our Wine Paradise, exploring some of the region's key attractions in addition to tasting over 250 wines from local producers throughout the week.
We were delighted to host the IWSC Results Sundowner on Friday evening in the Vasse Felix Art Gallery, where more than 230 medals were awarded to Margaret River wines. As expected, the Region's hero varietals dominated the awards, of just over 20 golds, 11 were awarded to Chardonnay wines and 10 to Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Congratulations to all those awarded.
Master of Wine Alistair Cooper oversaw the judging panel which included international experts; Master of Wine Beth Pearce, Freddy Bulmer, Melania Battiston and Libby Brodie. They were joined by local Australian wine professionals – Randall Pollard, Erin Larkin, Chris Crawford and Emma Farrelly.
We were pleased to see four of our wines recognised in the awards;
2021 Filius Cabernet Sauvignon - Silver
2020 Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon - Bronze
2022 Filius Chardonnay - Bronze
2021 Vasse Felix Chardonnay - Bronze