Full results from the 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) have been revealed from this year’s competition, which saw a record 18,250 wines from 57 countries judged by leading international experts.
Now in its 20th year, DWWA is the world’s biggest and most influential wine competition, backed by a rigorous process to ensure consumers of premium wines can buy medal winners with confidence. A total of 236 specialist judges from 30 countries took part in DWWA 2023, including 16 Master Sommeliers and 53 Masters of Wine.
This year’s competition provided several long-awaited accolades for US wines. Oregon won a coveted Best in Show medal. DWWA 2023 also saw the first ever Platinum medal awarded to a US Sauvignon Blanc, the Clos du Val, Sauvignon Blanc 2021 from California’s famous Napa Valley. The US won two Platinum medals overall and the second saw Washington State claim its second ever medal at this level. There were four Gold medals for US wines.
In total, US wines won 265 medals at DWWA 2023, and this year’s competition really showcased the breadth and depth of premium, exciting styles being produced right across the country.
A Texas red wine made from Aglianico won Silver:
- Uplift Vineyard, Aglianico 2020 from Texas Hill Country AVA
About DWWA, Andrew Jefford, one of four DWWA Co-Chairs, said, “DWWA was a little acorn 20 years ago. Now it’s a mighty oak. If the wine world could be said to have any sort of a benchmark or proving ground, a place where your wines can go to match up against those being made elsewhere [on all five continents], then it might just be Decanter World Wine Awards. And to be a part of that I think is an enormous privilege.
Visit awards.decanter.com for a full list of winners.
Here are all the Texas winery results:
|Lost Draw||Timmons Estate Picpoul Blanc||Bronze||87||Texas High Plains||2022||White|
|Uplift Vineyards||Aglianico||Silver||91||Texas Hill Country||2020||Red|
|William Chris Vineyards||Skeleton Key Cabernet Sauvignon||Bronze||86||Texas||2020||Red|
|William Chris Vineyards||Hunter||Bronze||86||Texas High Plains||2020||Red|
|William Chris Vineyards||Lost Draw Arroyo Rojo||Bronze||88||Texas High Plains||2020||Red|