Double Gold And 6 Silvers And 21 Awards For Camel Valley At International Wine Challenge (Iwc), International Wine And Spirit Competition (Iwsc) And Decanter World Wine Awards
UK Wine maker of the Year Sam Lindo confirmed his status by winning yet another Gold medal, 4 Silver medals, and a bronze medal in the 2012 International Wine Challenge and an amazing second Gold medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards. Two additional Silvers in the IWSC took his total on international wine competition ‘Super Tuesday’ to 21.
Camel Valley already has a record number of 3 International Wine Challenge Trophies in the cabinet and this will be the 5th IWC Gold medal and the second DWWA Gold medal.
The IWC Gold medal, awarded at the London International Wine Fair was for the 2010 Camel Valley Cornwall Brut which is made from 60% Seyval Blanc, 20% Chardonnay and 20% Reichensteiner.
The Decanter Gold medal was for the 2010 Camel Valley Pinot Noir rose sparkling which had also recently topped the tasting of over 90 English Sparkling wines at ‘Judgement of Parson’s Green’. The 2009 vintage had made Sam World Rose Sparkling Champion at Bollecini Del Mundo, the annual competition held in Verona.
Sam Lindo has won the UKVA ‘Wine maker of the Year’ in 2007, 2010 and 2011 and was runner up in the 2 intervening years.
Said founder Bob Lindo: ‘We’re stunned, Sam became a Dad again on Saturday and there is so much excitement around already! Brilliant news’.
Camel Valley IWC results in full:
Cat Code Producer Country/Region/SubRegion Score
SPK 11197 Camel Valley Camel Valley Brut 2010 England Gold
DGE 3639 Camel Valley Camel Valley Bacchus 2011 England Silver
SPR 12079 Camel Valley Camel Valley Pinot Noir Rose Brut 2010 England Silver
SPR 12080 Camel Valley Camel Valley Pinot Noir Rose Brut 2009 England Silver
DR 3951 Camel Valley Camel Valley Rose 2011 England Silver
DGE 3641 Camel Valley Camel Valley Darnibole Bacchus 2011 England Bronze
SPK 11196 Camel Valley Camel Valley Annie's Anniversary Brut 2009 England Commended
SPK 11198 Camel Valley Camel Valley White Pinot 2009 England Commended
Decanter and IWSC results are available on line.