12 Jul IWC Red Winemaker of the Year 2018
We are thrilled to announce that our very own Hervé Joyaux Fabre has been named Red Winemaker of the Year by the International Wine Challenge.
The results were announced at the IWC awards dinner which took place on Tuesday night at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London and is often referred to as the Oscars of the wine industry. Hervé was one of four winemakers shortlisted for the prestigious Red Winemaker of the Year Award which also included: Alain Serveau, Maison Albert Bichot (France), Alain Rogier, Cave De Roquebrun (France) and Chris Hatcher & Steven Frost, Wolf Blass Wines (Australia).
The IWC acknowledged Hervé’s outstanding work and his achievements in 2018 with all of his entries being awarded a medal. The IWC recognised that Hervé has been championing Malbec both in Argentina and on the global stage since the early 1990’s, helping position it as the number one choice for many red wine fans.
IWC awards for Bodegas Fabre in 2018 include two trophies for its Viñalba Gran Reservado Malbec and 4 gold medals. There was also great success in the Decanter World Wine Awards with 9 gold medals and another trophy, again for Viñalba Gran Reservado Malbec. Now in its 34thyear, the IWC is accepted as the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competition which assesses every wine blind and judges each for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage.
The Co-chairs of the competition include some of the leading wine specialists in their field: Sarah Abbott MW, Tim Atkin MW, Oz Clarke, Dr. Jamie Goode, Charles Metcalfe and Peter McCombie MW.
Commenting on his award, Hervé said: “I feel delighted and very humble to win this trophy which is the result of great teamwork. This is the most prestigious award in my career so far and I feel honoured to have received it in the presence of so many fantastic winemakers and producers, thank you so much to the IWC for a truly memorable evening.”