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39 Georgian Wines Win at 2017’s Decanter Asia Wine Awards

The 2017 Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA) results were officially announced. 39 Georgian wines have been awarded in this year’s competition, including 2 Platinum, 1 Gold, 12 Silver. This result is better than last year in both in quantity and in quality of awards.

Full list of Georgian winners follows below:

Platinum:

  • Georgian Wines Saperavi 2015
  • Vaziani Company Makashvili Wine Cellar Khikhvi 2016

Gold:

  • Kakhuri Gvinis Marani, Manavi 2015

Silver:

  • Askaneli Brothers Dora Rkatsiteli 2016
  • Askaneli Brothers Dora Saperavi 2016
  • Badagoni Kakhetian Noble 2013
  • Badagoni Kakhetian Noble 2014
  • Besini Premium 2013
  • JSC Corporation Kindzmarauli Duruji Valley 2013
  • Kakhuri Gvinis Marani Mukuzani 2009
  • Koncho & Co Mukuzani 2013
  • Koncho & Co Mtsvivani Kakhuri 2015
  • Koncho & Co Saperavi 2015
  • Lukasi Saperavi 2014
  • Shumi Salome 2013

Bronze:

  • Askaneli Brothers Artwine Premium Saperavi 2013
  • Askaneli Brothers Chkhaveri 2015
  • Askaneli Brothers Saperavi 2016
  • Askaneli Brothers Saperavi-Muscat 2016
  • Badagoni Alaverdi Tradition 2013
  • Badagoni Brut 2015
  • David Machavariani Oenologie Georgian Red 2015
  • Georgian Wines Qvevri Saperavi 2015
  • Georgian Wines Saperavi Rosé 2016
  • JSC Corporation Kindzmarauli Duruji Valley 2016
  • Kakhuri Gvinis Marani Aged in Oak Saperavi 2013
  • Kakhuri Gvinis Marani Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
  • Shumi Salome 2014
  • Tsinandali Old Cellar Mildiani Family Winery 2015
  • Tsinandali Old Cellar Mildiani Family Winery Cuvée Spéciale Saperavi 2011
  • Vaziani Company Makashvili Wine Cellar Kisi 2016
  • Vaziani Company Mukuzani 2015
  • Vaziani Company Tsinandali 2014
  • Winery Khareba Kindzmarauli 2015
  • Winery Khareba Premium Saperavi 2012

Commended:

  • Badagoni Reserve Saperavi 2010
  • Kakhuri Gvinis Marani 2014
  • Vaziani Company Makashvili Wine Cellar Cabernet 2016
  • Vaziani Company Makashvili Wine Cellar Saperavi 2016

More than 50 expert judges, including Master Sommeliers and leading palates in the Asia region, judged 3,235 wines during DAWA judging week in Hong Kong earlier this month, the most since the competition launched five years ago. The judging panel this year, led by Chair Steven Spurrier, included vice-chairs Ch’ng Poh Tiong, Shinya Tasaki, Gerard Basset MW MS OBE, Michael Hill Smith MW, Andrew Jefford and DecanterChina columnist Li Demei.

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