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Everyone always asks us how Mexican wines compare to wines from other regions around the world in terms of quality, and if there are any award-winning Mexican wines in International competitions.
We don’t pay attention to awards or point systems when selecting wines for our wine shop in Mexico, but we use the competitions as a way to discover new wineries that otherwise wouldn’t be on our radar.
Moreover, competitions are a platform Mexican wineries are using (and excelling at) to get the word out and establish the reputation of Mexican wines in the International wine market.
Every couple of months we hear about Mexican wines bringing home medals from competitions around the world, so we’ve decided to bring some of them together in one place for you: here are 304 award-winning Mexican wines in major wine competitions in 2022!
Award Winning Mexican Wines: Concurso Internacional de Vinos Bacchus en España 2022
The 2022 edition of the “Bacchus” had 1747 wines competing and 80 international and Spanish judges. The names of the 80 judges are not available, but the event organizers vouch to bring in “a world-class panel of professional judges that includes winemakers, Masters of Wine, Masters of Sommelier and specialist journalists.”
Chateau Camou, a Valle de Guadalupe winery, was a star of the 2022 edition bringing to Mexico one of the most coveted awards: Chateau Camou Chardonnay received the Gran Bacchus de Oro medal, which was awarded to only 2% of the competing wines.
The Bacchus, organized by the Unión Española de Catadores, happens every year in Spain. It’s a reputable event, recognized/endorsed by the OIV (International Organization of Vine and Wine), Vinofed, and the Gobierno de España.
Mexico had 25 award-winning wines in the 2022 edition. You can check the full list of 25 awarded Mexican wines here.
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Award Winning Mexican Wines: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2022
The Concours Mondial de Bruxelles is one of the most established wine competitions in the world.
The competition happens every year in different major cities around the world. The 2022 edition was split into four different sessions (white wines, red wines, rosé wines, and fortified wines). Over 9000 wines competed, and the judges’ panel included over 300 wine experts from 50+ different countries.
The most exciting award for Mexico was won by Vinicola Parvada from Coahuila who was awarded the Gran Gold Medal for their Reserva 2018 wine. We were excited to see Chateau Camou again on the winners’ list with a Silver Medal for the Cabernet Sauvignon 2018.
Mexican wines received 71 medals in the 2022 edition. You can see the full list of awarded Mexican wines here.
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Selections Mondiales des Vins Canada
Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada is one of the most esteemed international wine competitions in the world and the largest in North America. The 2022 edition, hosted in October 2022, had 1705 competing wines, coming from 29 countries.
Puerta de Lobo, a winery from Querétaro, was a star of the event winning both the Grand Gold and the Best of Show awards with their Puerta de Lobo Brut Nature Sparkling.
Mexico won 12 medals in the 2022 edition, 3 of them Grand Gold Medals. You can check the full list of Mexican award-winning wines here.
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México Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2022
The sixth edition of the Mexico Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles was held in Coahuila, Mexico from November 16 to 18, 2022. The competition had 737 wines and spirits, which were blind-tasted by the 28 judges from an international panel.
The international panel of judges awarded a total of 160 Silver, Gold, and Grand Gold medals to wines and spirits.
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Fun fact: the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles opened a swanky wine bar in México City in 2020 with an extensive wine list and beautiful interior. Find out more details about that and other amazing wine bars in México city.
Award-Winning Mexican Wines: Decanter Wine World Awards (DWWA) 2022
The Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 was the 19th edition of this competition. Hosted and organized by Decanter Magazine, the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition, with unrivaled global reach.
As part of the rigorous judging process, almost 250 expert judges, including 41 Masters of Wine and 13 Master Sommeliers, evaluated 18,244 wines from 54 countries at DWWA 2022, making it a record year for wines tasted.
You can check the full list of awarded Mexican wines in 2022 here.