Cono Sur Vineyards & Winery’s participation at the 2011 “Five Nations Wine Challenge” in Sydney, Australia, on September 10th was notable.
Cono Sur 20 Barrels Limited Edition Merlot 2008 received the “Class Trophy”, positioning it as the best in its category in the Southern Hemisphere in this challenge, and Cono Sur Sparkling Brut was awarded the Double Gold.
The competition began in 2003 as the “Tri Nation Wine Challenge”, consisting of Australia, New Zealand and South AFrica, but this year Chile and Argentina participated for the first time. It is unique in that all participating wines are exclusively selected and invited by the judges in the challenge. Journalist Brethauer represented Chile this year.