International Wine Challenge Awards
International Wine Challenge (IWC) is an international wine competition with strict and rigorous awarding criteria. At minimum 10 judges and three separate tastings are required to evaluate wines. For a gold medal, a wine must have between 95 and 100 points, silver requires 90 to 94 points, bronze 85 to 89, and a recommendation requires 80 to 84 points.
Also see Decanter World Wine Awards.
2019 International Wine Challenge Awards
Croatian wines won big in the 2019 International Wine Challenge Awards, winning 60 medals in total.
Four wineries won gold medals, which is the highest award at the competition:
- Ivan Damjanic fro Istria for 2016 Clement White
- Andrea Cossetto from Istria for Malvasia Prima Luce 2018
- Cebalo Winery from Korcula for their Grk 2017
- Marino Rossi from Istria for limited edition 2016 Templar Malvasia
Three of the four gold medal winners are Istrian wineries and 38 of the 60 medals won overall by Croatian wines were also from Istria.
Congratulations to all Croatian wineries on their International Wine Challenge awards!