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All the medal winners from The Global Wine Design & Packaging Masters

This year we have incorporated a design and packaging competition into the Global Wine Masters, and our judges were impressed with the high quality of the entries, as Patrick Schmitt MW explains.

For the first time, 2023 saw us extend our Global Wine Masters competition series into the realm of design. After many years assessing products on their taste, we now felt that it was important to judge them according to their appearance – a key aspect to the success of a wine brand, particularly when it comes to attracting consumers scanning a crowded shelf in shops and in the on-trade.

As with our tastings, we took a rigorous approach to the judging process, scoring the wines according to not just the beauty of the design, but the quality of the finish, and the sustainability of the materials.

The results can be seen below, and take in a set of original pieces of packaging, from an upmarket wine pouch to a carrying canister for bottles of Penfolds, along with an innovative approach to explaining the complexities of Portuguese white wine: a label featuring a word search.

Meanwhile, to see our top 10 designs from the competition, please click here.

White Sparkling

Winery Name of wine Region Country Vint. Medal
Under £10
San Martino Vini Prosecco DOC Treviso Millesimato Extra Dry Veneto Italy 2022 Bronze
3GP Fiol Prosecco DOC Gift Box Veneto Italy NV Silver
3GP Fiol Prosecco DOC Veneto Italy NV Bronze
Angels & Cowboys Angels & Cowboys Brut Sonoma County USA NV Bronze
Champagne Telmont Réserve de la Terre Champagne France 2017 Gold
VIK La Piu Belle Champagne Champagne France 2009 Silver

Rosé Sparkling

Winery Name of wine Region Country Vint. Medal
Angels & Cowboys Angels & Cowboys Brut Rosé Sonoma County USA NV Bronze

Still White

Winery Name of wine Region Country Vint. Medal
Under £10
José Maria da Fonseca Twin Vines Vinho Verde Portugal 2021 Bronze
Marisco Vineyards The Ned Skyscraper Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand 2022 Silver
Marisco Vineyards Leefield Station Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand 2022 Bronze
Plaimont Colombelle South West France 2021 Bronze
Three Choirs Cotswold Hills (Royal Agricultural University) South West UK 2021 Bronze
Maison Georges Vigouroux Le Chenin de Mercues South West France 2020 Gold
Symington Family Estates Pequeno Dilema Douro Portugal 2020 Gold
Atelier Atelier Chardonnay Russian River Valley USA 2021 Gold
Marisco Vineyards The Pioneer Chardonnay Marlborough New Zealand 2018 Silver

Still Rosé

Winery Name of wine Region Country Vint. Medal
Under £10
Viña San Pedro Tarapacá 9 Lives Darling Central Valley Chile 2022 Bronze
Born Rosé Barcelona Born Rosé Barcelona Penedès Spain 2021 Silver
Maison Mirabeau Mirabeau Pure Provence France 2022 Master
Bijou Bijou Le Chic Languedoc-Roussillon France 2021 Silver
Marisco Vineyards The King’s Desire Pinot Noir Rosé Marlborough New Zealand 2022 Bronze
VIK La Piu Belle Rosé Cachapoal Valley Chile 2022 Silver

Still Red

Winery Name of wine Region Country Vint. Medal
Viña Tarapacá Biodiversity Edition Reserva Maipo Valley Chile 2021 Silver
Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec Mendoza Argentina 2021 Gold
Antigal Winery & Estates Uno Malbec Made with Organic Grapes Uco Valley Argentina 2021 Bronze
Atelier Pinot Noir Russian River Valley USA 2021 Gold
VIK La Piu Belle Red Cachapoal Valley Chile 2019 Silver
Penfolds Bin 389 Travel Pack Padthaway, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Wrattonbully, Barossa Valley Australia 2019 Silver

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Top 10 wines from The Global Design and Packaging Masters

About the competition

The Wine Design & Packaging Masters was judged on 17 January at the Novotel London Bridge, London. It is one of 25 competitions in the Global Wine Masters 2023, and the first to judge entries on design. Wines in a wide variety of packaging styles were evaluated by a criteria of aesthetics, functionality and sustainability.

The entries were given medals from Bronze to Gold, with the very best being awarded the title of Master.

Assessing the entries this year was Patrick Schmitt MW, buyer Jonathan Pedley MW, wine writer and drinks consultant Douglas Blyde, and Neil Tully MW – founder and creative director of wine industry design and branding specialists, Amphora Design.

More information on this competition is available at or by emailing Sophie Raichura at:

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