By Amy Looker
Neil McGuigan has capped off a stellar year with the announcement that he has been named International Winemaker of the Year at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London.
McGuigan was awarded the trophy for achieving the best results across his range of wines in the competition.
The announcement follows his recent accolade at the International Wine Challenge in September, where he was named White Winemaker of the Year.
McGuigan Wines has enjoyed unprecedented success on the show circuit this year, having recently picked up the trophy for Best Australian Chardonnay for The Shortlist Chardonnay at the International Wine Challenge (IWC), and the trophy for Best Riesling in the World for the 2004 McGuigan Earth’s Portrait Riesling at the IWSC.
In total McGuigan Wines has been awarded 16 throphies, 18 best of class, 41 gold, 72 silver and 160 bronze medals over the last 12 months.
“These awards are an outstanding endorsement that I proudly accepted on behalf of the McGuigan viticulture and winemaking team who turn up every day and passionately work to produce this calibre of wine,” said McGuigan. “We have been evolving our wine style over the last five years to make it more appropriate to the market and this fantastic result is testament to this.”