Now in its 48th 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 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. 

 

Awards

NV All Saints Estate Rare Rutherglen Muscat - GOLD OUTSTANDING

NV All Saints Estate Grand Rutherglen Muscat - GOLD OUTSTANDING 

NV All Saints Estate Classic Rutherglen Muscat - SILVER 

NV All Saints Estate Rutherglen Muscat - SILVER 

2015 All Saints Estate Family Cellar Marsanne - BRONZE 

2013 All Saints Estate Family Cellar Durif - BRONZE 

 

Awards System 

Gold Outstanding 93 points and above

Quality of the highest order

 

Silver 80 - 85.9 points

Fine example, excellent quality

 

Bronze 75 - 79.9 points

Good example, well above average

 

 

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 9am Monday to Saturday and 10am Sunday.