Two South Australian wineries have been recognised as the most awarded in the world this week by the World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists (WAWWJ).  With two of the 2015 World Ranking of Wines (WRW) Top 5 Wineries, Australia had more wineries on the list than any other country.

Receiving a combined total of 228 awards from a selection of international wine shows and competitions, both Taylors Wines and Wolf Blass Wines represented Australia in the Top 5 of the Top 100 Wineries in the World for 2015.

In the wider Top 10, another two Australian wineries joined the ranks, rounding the tally to 470 combined medals for Australia’s top performing producers.

The WRW is commissioned and evaluated by the WAWWJ every year to develop an internationally recognised ranking system for the numerous wine shows and competitions held around the world. First founded in 1996, today the WAWWJ consists of 12,700 wine journalists, bloggers and judges representing 80 different countries.

This is the third consecutive year that family-owned winery Taylors has ranked amongst the top five best performing wineries in the world, a title Mitchell Taylor, third-generation Taylor family member and managing director of Taylors Wines, is honoured to receive.

“Since my father and grandfather founded the winery in 1969, our mission has been to create outstanding wines that could compete on the world stage. To be recognised year after year for our continued success abroad is a massive achievement and the wines we continue to produce just get better and better,” Taylor said.

Taylors Wines has a number of achievements listed on the 2015 WRW report, including most awarded Chardonnay in the world with the 2013 Estate Chardonnay. In the top 10 Syrah/Shiraz wines in the world, Taylors has three spots with the 2012 St Andrews Shiraz, 2013 Estate Shiraz and 2010 St Andrews Shiraz; and in the Top 100 Wines of the World, Taylors Wines make up six on the list.

The 2015 report, released this month, evaluated 650 wines from a selection of 82 international wine contests (out of the more than 450 wine shows held around the world), including the Vinalies Internationales (France), International Wine and Spirits Competition (England), Tasters Guild International (USA), and the Sydney International Top 100.

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