Two Hungarian medals at Japan Wine Challenge

A Cabernet Franc and a Tokaji Aszú

Japan Wine Challenge is Asia’s oldest wine contest, it has been organized for the 20th time. A total of over 1,700japan_wine_challenge_logo wines were entered and judged by a panel of leading wine professionals from Japan and international.  These came from 30 different countries, with the principle entries being from Australia, Austria, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and Japan. A total of 11 International Trophy medals were awarded, 39 Regional Trophy medals, 5 No.1 Best Value Trophy medals, 17 Best Value medals, 20 Platinum medals, 121 Gold medals, 429 Silver medals and 798 Bronze medals.

A Cabernet Franc and a Tokaji Aszú

There were no Hungarian gold or bronze winners, only two silver medals, one dry red wine from Villány and a sweet Tokaji Aszú:

  • Kővilla Villányi Franc, Csányi Winery, Villány, 2012
  • Grand Tokaj Tokaji Aszú, Grand Tokaj, Tokaj, 2013

This vintage Cabernet Franc of Csány Winery has achieved numerous national and international awards, it is hard to list now – and its retail price is only 9 euros!

  • 2017 évi Country Tasting – Wine Excellency
  • Vinagora International Wine Contest 2017 – Gold medal
  • Berliner Wine Trophy 2017 – Gold medal
  • National Syngenta Wine Contest 2017 – Gold medal
  • Szent György Day Wine Contest 2017 – Gold medal
  • Japan Wine Challenge 2017 – Silver medal
  • Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017 – Silver medal
  • Villány Wine Contest 2017 – Silver medal
  • Szeged Wine Contest 2017 – Silver medal
  • International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017 – Bronze medal
  • International Wine Challenge 2017 – Commended

Her Majesty herself will handle the trophies!

Trophy winners are chosen from gold medal winners, so we hope that next year there will be some Hungarian gold medals as well – especially because the trophies will be given by the Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado. The entry fee is 250 euros / sample, and the samples must be sent in the summer, though the exact dates for the 2018 contest are not announced yet.

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