By Amy Looker

Australian wines have performed strongly at the 2011 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) in London.

Hosted by Decanter magazine and held as part of the London International Wine Fair (LIWF) the DWWA is one of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world, and seeks to find the top wines in specific categories from each country.

This year saw over 12,200 wines enter the competition, up over 10 per cent on last year’s show.

Constellation Wines Australia (CWAU), soon to be renamed Accolade Wines, was one of the top performers for Australia, winning the regional trophy for Australian red blend under £10 for its 2007 Houghton CW Ferguson Cabernet Malbec.

Constellation also picked up three gold medals for its 2008 Hardys Eileen Hardy Chardonnay, the 2010 Hardys HRB Riesling and the recently released 2003 House of Arras Grand Vintage 2003.

In total CWAU, wines collected 19 trophies or medals.

Other regional trophy winners included the 2009 Amelia Park Cabernet Merlot, the 2005 Brokenwood ILR Semillon, the 2005 Peter Lehmann Wigan Riesling and the Grant Burge 20 Year Old Tawny Port.


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