Results are in and Bluebell Vineyard Estates picked up an impressive haul of 16 medals at recent international wine competitions.  Our 2011 Blanc de Blancs was awarded the prestigious Food Match Trophy and Gold Medal at the 2016 Sommelier Wine Awards, while our 2008 Late Disgorged Blanc de Blancs was awarded silver.  

Commenting on the wine, judges said the Blanc de Blancs 2011 was "A worthy winner of the Fish & Chips Food Match Trophy. This is very toasty and rich in the mouth, showing fruit skin and hazelnut flavours, some oxidation, but plenty of body and length".   

There was also awards success for our soon-to-be released vintages.  Our forthcoming 2010 Blanc de Blancs and 2010 Winemaker's Classic Blend were both awarded Silver medals at the 2016 International Wine and Spirits Competition, International Wine Challenge and the Decanter Wine Awards, while our 2013 Ros
é picked up bronze at International Wine Challenge and the Decanter Wine Awards.

The full list of our 2016 medals:

Hindleap 2011 Blanc de Blancs
Gold, Sommelier Wine Awards 2016
Food Match Trophy, Sommelier Wine Awards 2016

Hindleap 2010 Blanc de Blancs
Silver, International Wine Challenge 2016
Silver, International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016
Silver, Decanter Wine Awards 2016

Hindleap Winemaker's Classic Blend 2010
Silver at International Wine Challenge
Silver at International Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver at Decanter Wine Awards 2016

Hindleap Late Disgorged Blanc de Blancs 2008
Silver, Sommelier Wine Awards 2016
Silver, International Wine Challenge 2016
Silver, International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016
Silver, Decanter Wine Awards 2016

Hindleap Ros
é 2013  
Bronze, International Wine Challenge 2016
Bronze, Decanter Wine Awards 2016
Commended, Sommelier Wine Awards 2016

Seyval Blanc 2013
Bronze, International Wine Challenge

The Hindleap Blanc dde Blancs, 2011 is ‘A worthy winner of the Fish & Chips Food Match Trophy. This is very toasty and rich in the mouth, showing fruit skin and hazelnut flavours, some oxidation, but plenty of body and length’.
— Sommelier Wine Awards, 2016