Slovenian winemakers won 73 medals at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards, the 14th edition of the UK wine magazine’s annual competition.

Of those, three were platinum, four were gold, 20 silver and 46 bronze. Sparkling wine producer Bjana was the standout this year, winning platinum for its Rosé Brut and gold for its Brut.

All medal winners are listed below alphabetically, with region and district (if applicable).

  • Platinum
    Bjana, Rosé Brut, Primorska, Goriška Brda, Nv
    Bužinel, Icewine (Ledano vino), Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2009
    Puklavec Family Wines, Seven Numbers Furmint, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
  • Gold
    Bjana, Brut, Primorska, Goriška Brda, NV
    Jakončič, Carolina Bela, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2013
    Marjan Simčič, Opoka Ribolla, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2013
    Vino Gross, S.J.I. Furmint, Podravje, Štajerska, 2013
  • Silver
    Bjana, Brut Zero, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2010
    Bužinel, Cvetko, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2015
    Andrej Erzetič, Rebula, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2016
    Dobuje, Rebula, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2016
    Dveri-Pax, Sauvignon, Podravje, Štajerska, 2016
    Fedora, Pinela, Primorska, Vipava, 2016
    Gašper, Rebula, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2013
    Klet Zorenč-Hohnjec, Slamnato Vino Rumeni Muškat, Podravje, Šmarje-Virštanj, 2015
    Marjan Simčič, Opoka Sauvignon Blanc, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2014
    Ptujska Klet, Pullus G 777, Podravje, Štajerska, NV
    Puklavec Family Wines, Puklavec & Friends Pinot Grigio, Podravje, Štajerska, 2016
    Puklavec Family Wines, Puklavec & Friends Riesling, Podravje, Štajerska, 2016
    Puklavec Family Wines, Signature Selection, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
    Vinakoper, Capris Malvazija, Primorska, Slovenska Istra, 2015
    Vinakoper, Refošk Rex Fuscus, Primorska, Istra, 2016
    Vinakras, Izbrani Teran, Primorska, Kras, 2016
    Vinakras, Prestige Teran, Primorska, Kras, 2015
    Vinakras, Prestige Vitovska, Primorska, Kras, 2014
    Vinery Druzovic, SiSi Sauvignon Blanc, Podravje, Štajerska, 2016
    Vino Gross, Gorca Furmint, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
  • Bronze
    Bjana, Cuvée Prestige Brut, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2011
    Bregar, Sauvignon, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2015
    Dobuje, Črno, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2011
    Domačija Ražman, Popetris, Primorska, Istra, 2011
    Dveri-Pax, Chardonnay, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
    Dveri-Pax, Gewürztraminer, Podravje, Ljutomer-Ormož, 2016
    Dveri-Pax, Gewürztraminer Old Vines, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
    Dveri-Pax, Pinot Gris, Podravje, Štajerska, 2016
    Dveri-Pax, Renski Rizling Old Vines, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
    Dveri-Pax, Sauvignon Blanc, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
    Dveri-Pax, Welschriesling, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
    Edvard Reya, Cabernet Franc, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2013
    Edvard Reya, Yakot, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2015
    Filip Koletnik, Atimo, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2014
    Gašper, Chardonnay-Rebula, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2015
    Gašper, Malvazija, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2015
    Gašper, Penina, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2014
    Gašper, Pinot Grigio, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2015
    Istenič, Gourmet Rosé Brut, Posavje, Bizeljsko-Sremič, 2011
    Istenič, No.1 Cuvée Speciale Brut, Posavje, Bizeljsko-Sremič, 2011
    Istenič, Prestige Extra Brut, Posavje, Bizeljsko-Sremič, 2011
    Istenič, Prestige Extra Brut, Posavje, Bizeljsko-Sremič, 2011
    Jakončič, Carolina, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2014
    Krainz, Šipon Furmint, Podravje, Štajerska, 2013
    Krainz, Šipon Trockenbeerenauslese, Podravje, Štajerska, 2011
    Kristancic, Sauvignon, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2016
    KZ Smarje, Emino Chardonnay, Podravje, Šmarje-Virštanj, 2016
    KZ Smarje, Sauvignon, Podravje, Šmarje-Virštanj, 2016
    Marc Srečko, Pinela, Primorska, Vipava, 2016
    Marco Kristancic, Pavo, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2013
    Marjan Simčič, Opoka Chardonnay, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2013
    Marjan Simčič, Opoka Merlot, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2011
    Marjan Simčič, Selekcija Chardonnay, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2014
    Ptujska Klet, Pullus Chardonnay, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
    Ptujska Klet, Pullus Rumeni Muškat, Podravje, Štajerska, 2016
    Ptujska Klet, Pullus Sauvignon Blanc, Podravje, Štajerska, 2016
    Puklavec Family Wines, Jeruzalem Ormož Renski Rizling, Podravje, Štajerska, 2016
    Puklavec Family Wines, Jeruzalem Ormož Rumeni Muscat, Podravje, Štajerska, 2016
    Puklavec Family Wines, Puklavec & Friends Sauvignon Blanc, Podravje, Štajerska, 2016
    Puklavec Family Wines, Puklavec & Friends Sauvignon Blanc-Pinot Grigio, Podravje, Štajerska, 2016
    Radgonske Gorice, Zlata Radgonska Penina Brut, Podravje, Štajerska, NV
    Vinakoper, Capris Cabernet Sauvignon, Primorska, Istra, 2011
    Vinakras, Prestige Cuvée, Primorska, Kras, 2013
    Vinska Klet Frelih, Brut Rosé, Posavje, Dolenjska, 2009
    Vinska Klet Frelih, Frelih Brut, Posavje, Dolenjska, 2008
    Zlati Grič, Dobnik Renski Rizling, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015

Slovenian winemakers won 47 medals at the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards, the 13th edition of the UK wine magazine’s annual competition.

Of those, two were platinum, four were gold, 10 silver and 31 bronze. All medal winners are listed below alphabetically, with region and district (if applicable).

Radio/TV SLO’s English service has a brief profile on Aljoša Jakončič, who won platinum for his Carolina Rebula and gold for his Carolina Bela (white) blend.

  • Platinum
    Bjana, Brut Zero, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2010
    Jakončič, Carolina Rebula, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2013
  • Gold
    Jakončič, Carolina Bela (white), Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2012
    Jeruzalem Ormož, Yellow Muscat, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
    Ptujska Klet, Pullus Chardonnay, Podravje, Štajerska, 2011
    Vino Gross, Colles, Podravje, Štajerska, 2013
  • Silver
    Bjana, Brut Rosé, Primorska, Goriška Brda, NV
    Dveri-Pax, Renski Rizling, Podravje, Ljutomer-Ormož, 2015
    Gomila, Single Vineyard Furmint, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
    Krainz, Traminer Ilovci, Podravje, Štajerska, 2012
    Primar, Jantar, Primorska, Goriška Brda, 2014
    Puklavec & Friends, Furmint, Podravje, Štajerska, 2013
    Puklavec & Friends, Pinot Grigio, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
    Vinakras, Teranton, Primorska, Kras, 2011
    Vinakras, Izbrani Teran, Primorska, Kras, 2015
    Zlati Gric, Sauvignon Blanc, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
  • Bronze
    Bjana, Brut, Primorska, Goriška Brda, NV
    Colja, Izbrani Teran, Primorska, Kras, 2011
    Dveri Pax, Laški Rizling, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
    Dveri Pax, Sauvignon Blanc, Podravje, Maribor, 2015
    Dveri Pax, Šipon Furmint, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
    Dveri Pax, Šipon Ilovci Furmint, Podravje, Ljutomer-Ormož, 2012
    Dveri Pax, Traminec, Podravje, Ljutomer-Ormož, 2015
    Dveri-Pax, Chardonnay, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
    Dveri-Pax, Modri Pinot Noir, Podravje, Maribor, 2012
    Dveri-Pax, Sivi Pinot Gris, Podravje, Ljutomer-Ormož, 2015
    Fornazarič, Chardonnay, Primorska, Vipava, 2012
    Frelih, Kappelman Brut, Posavje, Dolenjska, NV
    Istenič, Gourmet Rose Brut, Posavje, Bizeljsko-Brežice, 2006
    Istenič, No.1 Cuvée Speciale, Posavje, Bizeljsko-Brežice, NV
    Joannes, Renski Rizling, Štajerska, 2012
    Krainz, Sipon, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
    Krainz, Sipon Trockenbeerenauslese, Podravje, Štajerska, 2011
    Kz Šmarje, Sauvignon, Podravje, Šmarje-Virštanj, 2015
    Kz Šmarje, Emino Chardonnay, Podravje, Šmarje-Virštanj, 2015
    P&F Wineries, Puklavec & Friends, Furmint, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
    Ptujska Klet, Pullus Chardonnay, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
    Ptujska Klet, Pullus Traminec, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
    Ptujska Klet, Pullus Sauvignon, Podravje, Štajerska, 2015
    Radgonske Gorice Sauvignon, Podravje, Radgona-Kapela, 2015
    Radgonske Gorice Zlata Radgonska Penina Brut, Podravje, Radgona-Kapela, 2012
    Simonič, Semiška Penina Brut, Posavje, Bela Krajina, NV
    Vinakoper, Capris Cabernet Shiraz, Primorska, Koper, 2011
    Vinakoper, Capris Refošk, Primorska, Koper, 2012
    Vinakras, Teran Prestige, Primorska, Kras, 2014
    Vinakras, Vitovska Prestige, Primorska, Kras, 2013
    Frelih, Zeleni Silvanec, Posavje, Dolenjska, NV

Ptujska Klet, Pullus Laski Riesling, 2012. That’s the winner in the Sweet wine over £15 category at this year’s International Trophy winner in Decanter World Wine Awards.

With just 35 awarded, the top category prize from the UK magazine is a big deal for winery; for Slovenia in general, it’s huge.

Decanter World Wine Awards regional chair for Eastern and Central Europe, Caroline Gilby MW, said, ‘It’s a real achievement for a tiny country like Slovenia to win this trophy ahead of so many countries that are more famous for their sweet wines. And while sweet wine is pretty small in production terms for Slovenia, it definitely punches above its weight in quality – because it has both great terroir and a passionate new generation of winemakers.’

Read the rest of the story here. Search the 2015 winners database here.

That was one of 32 Slovenian wines to win medals at this year’s competition, four of them gold 10 silver and 17 bronze. The others, listed alphabetically by region, with district (if applicable):

  • Gold:
    Bjana Cuvée Prestige 2010, Primorska, Brda
    Marjan Simčič Leonardo (White Blend) 2009, Primorska, Brda
    Mavretic Sauvignon Icewine 2011, Posavje, Bela Krajina
    Ptujska klet Pullus, Rumeni Muskat 2011, Podravje, Štajerska
  • Silver:
    Bjana Brut, NV, Primorska, Brda
    Dveri-Pax Šipon-Furmint 2013, Podravje, Štajerska
    Gross Sauvignon Blanc Colles 2012, Podravje, Štajerska
    Klet Zorenc-Hohnjec Ledeno (Ice wine) Rumeni Muškat 2011, Podravje, Štajerska
    Krainz Šipon 2013, Podravje, Štajerska
    Marjan Simčič Opoka Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Primorska, Brda
    Marjan Simčič Pinot Noir 2012, Primorska, Brda
    Puklavec & Friends Jeruzalem Ormož, Renski Riesling 2013, Podravje, Štajerska
    Radgonske Gorice Svečnično Chardonnay 2009, Podravje, Radgona-Kapela
    Sanctum Laški Rizling ledeno vino (Ice wine) 2009, Podravje, Štajerska
  • Bronze
    Colja QV Red 2011 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Refosco), Primorska, Karst
    Dveri-Pax Sauvignon 2014, Podravje, Štajerska
    Dveri-Pax Sauvignon Vajgen 2013, Podravje, Maribor
    Krainz Traminer 2012, Podravje, Štajerska
    Marc Srečko Zelen 2014, Primorska, Vipava
    Marjan Simčič Pinot Grigio 2013, Primorska, Brda
    Marjan Simčič Selekcija Chardonnay 2012, Primorska, Brda
    Marof Chardonnay 2012, Podravje, Prekmurje
    Marof Mackovci Modra Frankinja 2011, Podravje, Prekmurje
    Mavretic Rumeni Muscat 2011, Posavje, Bela Krajina
    Puklavec & Friends Gomila, Single Vineyard Selection Furmint 2011, Podravje, Štajerska
    Ptujska klet Pullus Zvrst 2012, Podravje, Srednje Slovenske Gorice
    Ramšak Chardonnay 2013, Podravje, Štajerska
    Univerza v Mariboru Sauvignon Jagodni Izbor (Berry select) Meranovo 2007, Podravje, Maribor
    Vinakoper Capris Malvazija 2013, Primorska, Koper
    Vinakras Teran 2014, Primorska, Karst
    Vinakras Teran Prestige 2013, Primorska Karst

 

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Slovenian winemakers took home 39 medals at the 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards, the 11th edition of the UK wine magazine’s annual competition.

Of those, four were gold, 16 silver and 19 bronze. All medal winners are listed below alphabetically, with region and district (if applicable).

  • Gold
    Bjana, Brut NV, Primorska, Brda
    Klet Zorenc-Hohnjec, Ledeno Vino (Ice wine) Rumeni Muskat 2011,Podravje, Šmarje-Virštanj
    Marjan Simčič, Leonardo (white) 2008, Primorska, Brda
    Vipava 1894, Vipavski Beli Pikolit 2009, Primorska, Vipava
  • Silver
    Bjana, Rosé NV, Primorska, Brda
    Dveri-Pax, Chardonnay 2011, Podravje, Maribor
    Dveri-Pax, Modra Frankinja 2009, Podravje, Štajerska
    Dveri-Pax, Modri Pinot (Pinot Noir) 2011, Podravje, Štajerska
    Dveri-Pax, Šipon Furmint 2012, Podravje, Štajerska
    Jakoncic, Bela Carolina (white) 2010, Primorska, Brda
    KZ Metlika, Modra Frankinja 2013, Posavje, Bela Krajina
    Puklavec & Friends, Gomila Exceptional Chardonnay 2013, Podravje, Ljutomer-Ormož
    Puklavec & Friends, Gomila Traminec Auslese 2011, Podravje, Ljutomer-Ormož
    Puklavec & Friends, Jeruzalem Ormož Renski Rizling 2013, Podravje, Ljutomer-Ormož
    Ptujska klet, Laski Rizling Sus 2012, Podravje, Srednje Slovenske Gorice
    Ščurek, Beli Pinot (Pinot Blanc) 2013, Primorska, Brda
    Tesco Finest, Sauvignon Blanc-Furmint 2012, Podravje, Štajerska
    Vinakoper, Capo d’Istria, Refošk 2011, Primorska, Koper
    Vinakras, Izbrani Teran 2013, Primorska, Karst
    Vipava, Ventus Barbera 2012, Primorska, Vipava
  • Bronze
    Bjana, Cuvée Prestige 2008, Primorska, Brda
    Bjana, Zero Brut Nature 2009, Primorska, Brda
    Colja, Vino Izbrani Teran 2011, Primorska, Karst
    Dveri-Pax, Renski Rizling 2012, Podravje, Ljutomer-Ormož
    Erzetič, Rebula 2013, Primorska, Brda
    Gross Colles, Sauvignon blanc 2012, Podravje, Štajerska
    Klet Zorenc-Hohnjec, Ledeno Vino (Ice Wine) Laski Rizling 2010, Podravje, Šmarje-Virštanj
    Krainz, Traminec Ilovci 2007, Podravje, Štajerska
    Marjan Simčič, Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Primorska, Brda
    KZ Metlika, Kolednik Sauvignon Blanc Jagodni izbor (Berry Select) 2009, Posavje, Bela Krajina
    KZ Metlika, Metliška Crnina PTP 2012, Posavje, Bela Krajina
    Puklavec & Friends, Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Podravje, Štajerska
    Ptujska klet, Pullus Renski Rizling Sus 2009, Podravje, Haloze
    Ščurek, Stara Brajda White 2011, Primorska, Brda
    Vinakoper, Capris Plemenito Belo (white) 2012, Primorska, Koper
    Vinakoper, Rumeni Muškat 2013, Primorska, Koper
    Vinakras, Izbrani Teran Prestige 2012, Primorska, Karst
    Vinakras, Ruj 2009, Primorska, Karst
    Zlati Gric, Renski Rizling 2012, Podravje, Štajerska

 

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