Media Release: The results from this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards have been announced and Western Australia’s Margaret River has three wines in the competition’s Best in Show.

The Margaret River wines awarded Best in Show were:

  • Domaine Naturaliste Rebus Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
  • Evans & Tate Redbrook Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
  • House of Cards Ace of Spades Chardonnay 2022

From 57 countries 18,250 wines were tasted to select the Best in Show and Margaret River represented 6% of the Best in Show medal winners in the world.

Three wines from Margaret River received the top award, reinforcing the region’s reputation of global excellence, particularly for Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

Whilst Margaret River is known to be one of the most geographically isolated wine regions in the world and produces only 2% of Australia’s wine, this performance also represents 30% of Australia’s 10 medals in the Best in Show list.

Margaret River also saw continued success in the competition’s Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze categories, awarded one platinum, fifteen gold, 49 silver and 34 bronze medals.

When hearing that Margaret River was awarded 104 medals at the Decanter Wine Awards, Margaret River Wine Association CEO, Amanda Whiteland said “We are ecstatic with these results which recognise the quality of Margaret River wines on the global stage.”

“It is really significant, not only because the DWWA is one of the world’s largest wine competitions, but also because of the huge number of 236 judges, including influential wine experts, Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers that come together from 30 nations to make these selections.”

“The exposure to Margaret River wines that these awards provide these international judges, consumers and trade is significant.”

“I am sure the numerous Margaret River wineries that received one of the competition’s top awards will be celebrating with a glass of something tonight.”

Margaret River Top Results

Best in Show Evans & Tate Redbrook Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Best in Show Domaine Naturaliste Rebus Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
Best in Show House of Cards Ace of Spades Chardonnay 2022
Platinum Clairault Streicker Ironstone Block Old Vine Chardonnay 2020
Gold Brown Hill Estate Ivanhoe Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
Gold Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
Gold Capel Vale The Scholar Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
Gold Capel Vale Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
Gold Domaine Naturaliste Morus Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Gold Domaine Naturaliste Le Naturaliste Cabernet Franc 2020
Gold Fermoy Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
Gold Fermoy Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Gold Flametree Wines S. R. S. Wallcliffe Chardonnay 2022
Gold Fraser Gallop Estate Parterre Chardonnay 2021
Gold Gralyn Estate Museum Rare Muscat NV
Gold Gralyn Estate Classic Muscat NV
Gold Peccavi The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
Gold Stella Bella Suckfizzle Chardonnay 2021
Gold Stella Bella Cabernet Sauvignon 2020


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Additional Information

About Margaret River Wine Association
The Margaret River Wine Association (MRWA) is the peak body for Margaret River grape growers and winemakers and represents their interests to promote, protect and enhance Margaret River fine wine.

The Association is an independent, non-profit organisation, financed by its members with additional funding sourced through sponsorship and grants. 200 wine producers and over 50 Grape Grower and Commercial organisations are members of MRWA.

MRWA was established in the late 1970s as the Margaret River Grape Growers & Winemakers Association and in 2022 it celebrated its 40th Anniversary since incorporation in 1982.