2017 Results

The winner of the IWC Cellar Door Award for 2017 has been announced from the six finalists at the IWC Awards Dinner on 6th July 2017 by Charles Metcalfe, IWC Co-Chairman.

The 2017 winner of the inaugural IWC Cellar Door award is:

High Clandon Estate Vineyard

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Sibilla Tindale, owner of High Clandon Estate Vineyard:

“Both Bruce and I are very, very thrilled to have won this prestigious award from the IWC, especially as this is the year of the competition and with the quality of the other five finalists being so high. What an accolade for us being a small boutique vineyard striving to enthrall our visitors and to encourage them to explore and enjoy English and Welsh wine.”

Chris Ashton, Events Director at the International Wine Challenge:

“The team at High Clandon Estate Vineyard has crafted a truly exceptional visitor experience and this victory is the result of their boundless passion and pride. Their knowledge and attention to detail has created something that visitors cannot help but fall in love with, whether they are a wine buff or simply looking to try something new. High Clandon Estate Vineyard is a beacon of England’s flourishing wine tourism.”

The full shortlist of IWC Cellar Door Award 2017 and Gold Medal Winners are:

Denbies Wine Estate
Hush Heath
Rathfinny Wine Estate
Bolney Wine Estate
West Street Vineyard 


IWC Cellar Door Silver Medal Winners are:

Chapel Down
Chilford Hall Vineyard 
Halfpenny Green Vineyard 


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