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Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Wins “USA Wine Producer of the Year” and “Best Cabernet Sauvignon” at 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competitions in London and Hong Kong

11.15.2013
Napa Valley, Calif. --

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars was named “United States Wine Producer of the Year” at the prestigious 2013 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) in London the same night the 2010 CASK 23 was awarded “Best Cabernet Sauvignon” at the Cathay Pacific International Wine & Spirits Competition in Hong Kong. In addition to these two Trophies, the Napa Valley wines of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars were awarded eight top medals.

Founded in 1969, the IWSC is considered to be the oldest and most prestigious competition of its kind for recognizing quality in the industry. Judging includes a blind tasting consisting of panels selected from over 300 experienced industry judges from around the world.

The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition is run in partnership with the London-based International Wine & Spirit Competition and was created specifically for the Asian market.

The following international trophies and medals were awarded at the IWSC Banquet on November 13 at the City of London Guildhall and at an awards ceremony the same night in Hong Kong.

The International Wine and Spirits Competition London Summary of Awards

    TROPHY:
  • USA Wine Producer of the Year – Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
    GOLD OUTSTANDING:
  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    GOLD:
  • Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars CASK 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
    SILVER OUTSTANDING:
  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars KARIA Chardonnay 2010
    SILVER:
  • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition Summary of Awards

    TROPHY:
  • Best Cabernet Sauvignon – Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 2010 CASK 23 Cabernet Sauvignon
    GOLD:
  • Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars CASK 23 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
  • Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars FAY Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    SILVER:
  • Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    BRONZE:
  • Stag's Leap ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

About Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has become the most prominent wine company in Washington State, known for its pioneering spirit and world-class wines. Its wineries include Chateau Ste. Michelle (founded in 1934), Columbia Crest, Northstar, Col Solare (in partnership with Antinori) and Spring Valley Vineyards in Washington State; Erath Winery in Oregon; and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars (in partnership with Antinori), Conn Creek and Villa Mt. Eden wineries in Napa Valley, California. In addition, the company is the exclusive importer for all Antinori wines in the U.S. and manages sales for Antica Napa Valley, an Antinori family estate. www.smwe.com

For more information on The International Wine and Spirits Competition and Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition please visit:

  • www.iwsc.net
  • www.hkiwsc.com
  • © Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Woodinville, WA

    Media Contact: Jennifer Scott, Director of Communications, Import & Luxury Wines

    425-415-3354 or Jennifer.j.scott@smwe.com