300+ International Medals for Margaret River Wines at Decanter & IWSC

Wines from Margaret River have amassed over 300 medals in two of the world’s most influential wine competitions, Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine & Spirits Challenge.

Decanter is one of the world’s largest and most influential wine competitions, in which two Margaret River wines were named among fifty ‘Best of Show’, from over 18,143 wines from 57 countries that were judged. Congratulations to Fermoy Estate 2020 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Stella Bella Wines 2022 Luminosa Chardonnay on these coveted titles. Margaret River wines won 96 medals in this competition, including 13 Golds, listed below.

Decanter World Wine Awards Gold Medals

  • Brown Hill Estate Golden Mile Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

  • Evans & Tate Redbrook Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

  • Evans & Tate Redbrook Estate Shiraz 2022

  • Forester Estate Yelverton Reserve Cabernet 2022

  • Fraser Gallop Estate Parterre Chardonnay 2022

  • Fermoy Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

  • Marri Wood Park Sauvignon Blanc 2023

  • Flametree S. R. S. Wallcliffe Chardonnay 2022

  • Cape Mentelle Heritage Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

  • Domaine Naturaliste Artus Chardonnay 2022

  • Domaine Naturaliste Rachis Syrah 2022

  • Stella Bella Luminosa Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

  • Gralyn Estate Artizan Rare Muscat NV

Judging for the International Wine & Spirits Competition returned to Margaret River in early June, with a distinguished panel of specialists from around the world descending upon the region. From 300 wines judged, an impressive 240 medals were awarded, 11 gold medal wines are listed below, which will be judged against an international set later in 2024 to contend for trophies as the best in the world.

International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) Gold Medals

  • House of Cards Ace High 2023

  • Evoi Wines Barrel Select Chardonnay 2023

  • Flametree Wines Flametree Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

  • Flametree Wines Flametree Chardonnay 2023

  • Fraser Gallop Estate Parterre Chardonnay 2022

  • Fermoy Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2022

  • Deep Woods Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2020

  • Lenton Brae Southside Chardonnay 2023

  • Churchview Estate The Bartondale Chardonnay 2023

  • Coward & Black Vineyards The Black Prince Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

  • House of Cards The Royals Chardonnay 2023

Western Australian wine expert and incredible statistician John Jens rounded up the Decanter scores over recent years as “extraordinary”, saying:

“WA won 4 of the 19 Chardonnay “Best of Show” awards in the five [Decanter] shows between 2020 and 2024, against the entire wine world – 21%. WA’s Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blends won 4 of 7 “Best of Show” awards in the three shows between 2022 and the just-released 2024 results against the world – 57%!

That is, WA’s Cabernet dominant blends, all from Margaret River, have won 4 of the 7 “Best of Show” awards given to this variety or blend, from anywhere in the world, including Bordeaux, in the three most recent Decanter World Wine Awards.”