Despite all COVID-19-related difficulties, Vienna in September became host to the traditional Austrian Wine Challenge (AWC Vienna). This time, 1,510 wineries from 41 countries sent 11,232 wines for the competition.
It was Fanagoria’s seventh AWC since 2011. And again, Fanagoria Estate Winery received high awards – this time, a gold and three silver medals.
The gold medal was given to Muscat Ottonel Brut 2019, which thereby repeated its achievement of 2018, when the same wine of the 2017 vintage was also awarded a gold medal. BTW, earlier this year Muscat Ottonel was awarded a silver medal of the global contest of Muscats (Muscats du Monde) in France.
“The Vienna competition once again confirmed that Fanagoria winemakers are holding high the bar of excellence. Say, last year Cru Lermont Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 had already been awarded with a gold medal at the competition in Krasnodar, and A Hundred Shades of Red Saperavi had got a gold medal in Moscow,” Fanagoria CEO Petr Romanishin said, commenting the results of the contest.
According to the organizers, AWC Vienna “is setting the benchmark for the renowned wine tasting competitions in the world” being “the most challenging of the world’s renowned wine tasting competitions.”
At seven Vienna Challenges starting from 2011, Fanagoria Estate Winery received 53 awards and was twice recognized “Russia’s best wine producer.”