Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships (CSWWC) 2016


Furleigh’s Brut Rose 2010 was awarded a Silver Medal in a blind tasting amongst hundreds of other sparkling wines of similar style and origin.

According to competition founder, judge and wine writer Tom Stevenson, the goal of the CSWWC is to award excellence and guide consumers to the very best sparkling wines. The competition only awards gold and silver medals, unlike other wine competitions that award bronze and commended to around 30 per cent of wines that enter. By doing so the competition believes it raises the bar on standards, thus supporting its reputation of having a tough and rigorous judging process.

Furleigh Estate owner Rebecca Hansford says: “We are no strangers to the rigorous tasting process that wines undergo at both UK and international competitions, especially the CSWWC, which they call the toughest fizz competition on the planet!  It’s a great achievement to be awarded a silver medal for one of our best-selling sparkling wines. As a small producer, it’s especially rewarding and satisfying to know that we are up there on the medal list with some of the world’s biggest and oldest Champagne and sparkling wine producers.”

More Awards in 2016...

International Wine Championships - Brut Rose 2010 - Trophy Winner,  Classic Cuvee 2011 - Silver Medal.

English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition - Bacchus Fume 2014 - Trophy Winner for 'The Most Oustanding Oaked White Wine'.

Effervescent du Monde 2012

23rd March 2013
The 9th international competition of the world's best sparkling wines, Effervescents du Monde, was held on November 2012 in Dijon, France.
The competition covers 24 countries and this year had 552 wines entered, including Furleigh Estate's Classic Cuvee 2009. These were judged by 100 international expert judges and after three days work, the judges awarded 185 medals - 38 gold and 147 silver.
We were so pleased when we heard that our Classic Cuvee 2009 had won a GOLD MEDAL. In fact, we were the first English vineyard to win a gold medal in this competition.

Winemaker of the Year 2012/13

31st July 2012
When we started out on this wine-making business we hoped we would get it right, but little did we know just how right we would get it! Our first vintage of sparkling wines have surpassed all our expectations - best in the South West, best in the UK, Gold Medal in Dijon. Medals and trophies all over the place!
To top it all, our winemaker Ian Edwards is the current UK Winemaker of the Year.
We are just proud to be able to show the world what wonderful produce our fabulous Dorset soils can produce.

International Awards

27th July 2011
It was with some trepidation that we put wines from our very first vintage into two of the biggest wine competitions in the world. However, our courage was rewarded. Our Sea Pink 2009 won a bronze medal in the 2001 Decanter World Wine Awards and the Ammonite Reserve 2009 won Highly Commended in the International Wine Competition 2011.

Tyrannosaurus Red 2009 Top of the Class

27th July 2011
Our wonderful Tyrannosaurus Red 2009 won a silver medal in the English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition 2011. This was the highest award in its category and just proves what a great English red wine it is.
The national competition is judged by five Masters of Wine and each wine is assessed against a standard, international scale.

Sea Pink 2009 Wins Gold

19th June 2010
Furleigh Estate, which lies just 5 miles north of Bridport, won a total of five medals in the English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition 2010. Sea Pink 2009, a still rosé wine, won an amazing Gold Medal.
The national competition is judged by five Masters of Wine and each wine is assessed against a standard, international scale. Over 230 wines were entered and just 26 gold medals awarded.

Tyrannosaurus Red

16th September 2009
Our new release of Tyrannosaurus Red has won a Bronze Medal in the South West Vineyards Association annual competition which was held on 5th September 2009.
Fresh black fruits, well-balanced, easy-going, food friendly and Beajolais-like were just some of the judges comments.

Furleigh Estate wins two Taste of the West Awards

16th September 2009
We entered two wines in to the 2009 Taste of the West Awards - our lovely summery Bacchus 2007 and the new release of our Tyrannosaurus Red.
We were delighted when both won Bronze Medals.
The prestigious Taste of the West Awards is one of the most highly respected in the food and drink industry, established sixteen years ago. The awards highlight successful and high quality businesses across food and drink production, hospitality and food retail.

Bacchus 2008 wins award

7th July 2009
We entered our first white wine in the 2009 English and Welsh Wine of the Year competition, which is judged by eight Masters of Wine.
We were delighted when our Bacchus 2008 was Highly Commended.

First Furleigh Estate wine wins award

29th April 2009
Our first wine, our first competition and our first award!
We were very pleased that our Tyrannosaurus Red won a Bronze Medal in the Wessex Vineyard Association 2008 annual competition.

Recent Awards

Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Competition: Gold Medal 2014 Effervescents du Monde - Gold in 2013 International Wine Challenge Tropy Winner Peoples Choice Awards 2019 PRODUCTION CAPACITY