The World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists (WAWWJ) recently compiled their annual list – the World Ranking of Wines & Spirits. This list aims to shed light on how many awards an individual wine or winery has received throughout the year. This incorporates data and statistics from the top 80 international wine shows and competitions, collectively including the participation of over 50,000 wine producers, and 700,930 wine varietals and blends.
This year, it was an Australian wine that came out on top – Jaraman Shiraz 2014 crafted by Taylors Wines from the Clare Valley region in South Australia. Another pleasant surprise is that this delicious bottle of Shiraz costs just under $30, making it an absolute value-for-money purchase! This list has proven advantageous for Taylors, since it also scored positions for the second and fourth most awarded wines, as well as being crowned the most awarded winery of the year across the globe!
Mitchell Taylor, Managing Director at Taylors, stated that she felt honoured to have been awarded for being the best winery as well as creating the best wine and that their focus has always been on producing wines that could take on the best wines in the world!
In addition to Taylors Wines, various reputed Australian brands like Wolf Blass, McGuigan and Jacob’s Creek acquired a spot in the top 20 most awarded wine companies globally. The Australian wine industry is currently on a roll, and winemakers and winery owners are having the time of their lives, racing against one another to solidify their position amongst the most famous wine producers in the international wine market.