McGuigan Wines has been awarded Australian Wine of The Year at the China Wine & Spirits Awards.
The company claimed the top award for its McGuigan Shortlist Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 as well as the Trophy for Barossa Valley Wine of The Year for McGuigan Shortlist Shiraz 2015.
In addition to the two trophies, McGuigan also took home a further 11 Golds, 15 Silvers and four bronze awards.
Chief Winemaker Neil McGuigan said: “We are delighted to have won Australian Wine of the Year at such a prestigious wine competition. We are making great strides with our premium wines in China and it is extremely gratifying to see our portfolio of red wines recognised with so many awards.
“China is Australia’s number one export destination for wine (by value) with close to 90% of wine exported being red. Winning this award with a high quality but affordable red wine will help continue to drive our footprint in China.
“We already have an enviable reputation for our quality white wines with multiple wins at global wine shows, but the elegance and flavor profiles of our red wines are also being recognised as some of the best in the world.
“Last week, in the US, Wine Spectator magazine gave the recently launched McGuigan Philosophy 2013 and McGuigan Hand Made 2014 scores of 92 and 91 respectively, adding further to the accolades our red wines are attracting around the world.”