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Wine Awards

Awards that we have earned with our wines.

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We have just won a silver medal for our Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2010 at the Les Citadelles du Vin wine competition in Bordeaux,Les Citadelles du Vin , This wine has been improving in the bottle for over a year now, confirmed by the medal it has just won. It has an intense flavour, soft, but still with strong tannins, good to drink now but also a good wine to lay down for several years to come. At 8,50€ a very reasonable price.  A word about the labels which have paintings by our dear friend George Farmer. We call his paintings "Wild Erotic" but you can see for yourself on his website Gorge Farmer Artist

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We have again been rewarded for our hard work with a Berlin Wine Trophy - Gold Medal.  The award was for

Syrah Petite Sirah 2010

A blend of Syrah and Petit Sirah (Durif).  This is a very strong and full bodied wine, but still very easy to enjoy.


This is currently available in our wine shop, but remember we only make limited numbers of each vintage so be sure to buy now.

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International Wine Challenge 2011 Award

We were delighted that our wines were chosen in this challenge.  It's always tremendous to have our hard work recognised.


Cortém Jaen* - award winner - Silver Medal IWC 2011

The grape which gives its name to this wine is better known in the dao region where it is used to mix with Touriga nacional and other varieties. On its own it has a very special flavour and makes a light but distinctive wine with flavours of smoke and chocolate, to enjoy by itself or with food. It can also be drunk well cooled like a rosè, and for this reason we call it our " Tinto Verao" "Summer wine". The belnd is about 80% Jaen 20% Touriga Nacional.

Cortém Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot* - award winner - Bronze Medal IWC 2011

This wine is rich and heavy with the taste of cabernet sauvignon predominating, almost too stron for food we call it our fireside wine! Can be drunk young but will improve with age, First year 2009.

IWC LONDON - Our judges said 'Extracted style, full, trim and lively with green notes'.

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ProWein 2009 Award

Being recognised for our efforts by the International wine community is a reward we never anticipated achieving in such a short time.

The award is for is our favourite Jaen variety which has a special flavour but makes a light and distinctive wine. 

To date we have been awarded the following :




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