Katnook Estate has struck gold at the Japan's largest and most prestigious show, the Japan Wine Challenge 2017.
The winning wine was the Katnook Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, closely followed by Katnook Estate Shiraz 2012 and Katnook Estate Chardonnay 2015 - which each won a silver medal.
The 20th Japan Wine Challenge 2017 was held in the Conrad Tokyo Hotel from 15th to 17th August 2017. In conjunction with 11th International Sake Challenge and 1st Fuji Cider Challenge, a total of almost 2,000 wines, sakes, and ciders from across the world were entered, representing an increase of 30% on last year. These were judged by a panel of over 30 top wine professionals from Japan and internationally. These included John Salvi MW, Jim Harre, Katsuyuki Tanaka, Anthony Rose, Australia's Andrew Caillard MW, Neal Martin, Rowald Hepp, Chris Martin, Marcelo Pino, and Eduardo Dingler, as well as their counterparts from across the spectrum of Japan’s wine trade and media. The result was a judging panel and professionalism acknowledged as bring second to none.
Our Trophy Awards Ceremony will be held on 16 February 2018, followed by a celebration dinner/charity auction at the Conrad Tokyo Hotel, in the presence of HIH Princess Takamado.
Over the 20 years since its inception, the Japan Wine Challenge has established itself as Japan's largest and Asia's most prestigious and professional international wine trade competition.