Now in its 49th year, the International Wine & Spirit Competition remains as relevant today as it did when wine chemist Anton Massel founded ‘Club Oenologique’ in 1969. Technical controls were tightened to ensure the highest quality standards were achieved and maintained to a consistent standard year after year. The original aim of the Competition was to award excellence to wines and spirits worldwide and this aim remains the same today, encouraging recognition for quality products.


The IWSC is proud to set the international benchmark for quality remaining unique in the crowded world of drinks competitions with dedicated tasting premises, a permanent onsite cellar and over 400 global experts judging products for seven months of the year. 


The Judging Process

Winning a coveted IWSC award isn’t easy but that’s what makes the medal so well respected among trade and consumers alike. The Competition runs a structured and rigorous two-stage judging process, first using the ‘double blind’ judging method meaning samples are tasted in pre-poured numbered glasses so that judges never see a bottle. The second stage of the judging is the detailed chemical and microbiological analysis which is undertaken by an independent third party to identify "show products" that may not be the true representation of the product that consumers would buy from the shelf.


Award-winning Wines

All Saints Estate Grand Rutherglen Muscat - GOLD OUTSTANDING 

All Saints Estate Rare Rutherglen Muscat - GOLD OUTSTANDING 


Awards System

Gold Outstanding - 93 points and above

Quality of the highest order



Find out more about the International Wine & Spirit competition here


The complete All Saints Estate Wine selection is available online or at Cellar Door, open every day except Christmas Day from 10am.