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Wineries That Are Making Top Reds


These wineries are making award-winning red wines. Source your reds from them and give a boost to your sales.

'Which wines to source' is one of the most difficult conundrums for the wine buyers. Of course, when you have to select a wine brand for hundreds of your customers, it’s tough.

Wine competitions make such riddles easy for wine buyers. They judge wine brands from different perspectives and single out the brands that are most consumer-centric. Similarly, the China Wine Competition assesses all its entrants based on the quality, value for money, and packaging. A group of qualified wine buyers and wine experts blind-taste the wines and crown the wine brands that are actually made for the market. Here are the wineries that make award-winning red wines. They are the top-rated reds from the China Wine Competition. They know how to hit the market and how to attract consumers. Source from these wineries and boost your wine sales.

  1. Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio

Italy based Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio is surrounded by cool, verdant, and hilly landscape. Its limestone and chalk-rich soil contribute to its perfect terrain for the vineyard and olive orchard. The winery has a range of high-quality wines, from which L'Andrea 2012 is one of the gold medal winners at the 2019 China Wine Competition. This 2019 CWC star is made from grapes such as Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sagrantino. This red has a perfect structure. It’s full-bodied, complex, lingering, and finishes with fine-grained tannins. If your restaurant serves mouthwatering roasted red meats, game, and blue and spicy cheese, this bottle will only add to the glory.

  1. Kamana

Kamana’s world-class wine bottles are distributed in various regions. One of its award-winning and best value wines is Kamana Pinot Noir which is produced in New Zealand’s Waipara Valley, one of the most exciting wine regions. Kamana Pinot Noir has excellent nose with notes of rich cherry and plum fruit in the background with the hints of spice. It is a medium-bodied yet full-flavored wine with fine supporting tannins. This red will complement duck, poultry dishes, and grilled fish.

  1. Dandelion Vineyards

The Dandelion Vineyards is a representation of decades of experience. It’s a combination of their old vineyards and a young winemaker, plus a couple of winemakers who together makes for the ideal winery. They grow their own grapes and source from the best of family vineyards. Some of their award-winning wines are 2017 Menagerie of the Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro, 2017 Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz, 2017 Lioness of McLaren Vale Shiraz, and 2017 Pride of the Fleurieu Cabernet. These are high-quality and value for money wines. Don’t miss to check them out on their website.

  1. Chapel Hill

McLaren Vale based Chapel Hill Winery is built on the site of the Seaview Chapel and school house. They make their wines with a deep respect to the land and vines. One of their award-winning wines is 2017 The Vicar Shiraz. It’s a full-bodied wine with charismatic layers of aniseed, rosemary and cured meats, which are seamlessly interwoven into the poised savory texture. It is well-balanced with varietal flavor, palate weight, grainy tannins, and acidity.

  1. Sidewood Estate

Founded in 2004, Sidewood Estate has won multiple awards for its range of amazing wines. One of them is 2016 Mappinga Shiraz who grabbed a gold medal with 90 points in the three criteria: Quality, Value for money, and Packaging. High-quality grapes are used to make this high-quality 2016 Mappinga Shiraz. This red from Sidewood Estate is complex and elegant, with lifted nose of rich dark fruits, violets, and toasted cinnamon. It displays notes of blackcurrants and fresh dates on the palate. The finish is long-lingering with hints of liquorice and cocoa bean.

  1. Quinta Do Crasto

Quinta Do Crasto, S.A. is a Portuguese winery focused on the production of Douro and Port wines. The winery is in the heart of Douro Valley and it benefits from the exceptional conditions for producing wines of the highest quality. The 2019 China Wine Competition gold medal winner Quinta Do Crasto LBV 2014 is one of the stars of this winery. It is dark purple in color. It has aromas of gum cistus, wild blackberries, and delicate cocoa hints. On the palate, it has fresh wild fruit flavors and wonderful structure made of firm and finely textured tannins. The finish is balanced and long-lingering. Made by winemaker Manuel Lobo, this red will go with many dishes at your restaurant.

  1. Feudo Antico

The Feudo Antico applies only organic or low environmental impact viticulture techniques. Each of their wines is produced in a well-defined terrain. One from such amazing wines is Rosso Riserva Tullum Dop. This red is of great balance that manages to combine strength, elegance, and character. It’s a gold medal winner with 93 points at the 2019 China Wine Competition.

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