La Mare Wine Estate Celebrates Multiple Wins at the IWSC

La Mare Wine Estate Celebrates Multiple Wins at the IWSC

We are thrilled to announce that La Mare Wine Estate has been awarded three prestigious medals at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC). Their Branchage Prestige Sparkling Dry Méthode Traditionnelle Fine Cider earned a silver medal, while their Jersey Branchage Cider and 2023 vintage of Bailiwick Red Wine received a bronze medal.

Bailiwick: A Unique Blend

Bailiwick, our distinctive blend of Rondo and Regent grapes finished in French oak, was praised by the IWSC judges for its “soft and playful” profile with bold notes of tart blueberries, peppery cherries, and smoky dark fruits. This accolade is particularly meaningful as it highlights the debut vintage of our talented winemaker, Jordi Sanvicens Moreno.

From Grape to Glass

“What makes La Mare special is that everything happens right here—the vines growing, the fruit flowering, processing, harvesting, and bottling. It’s incredibly rewarding to see customers enjoying our wines on the estate,” said Tim Crowley, Managing Director of La Mare Wine Estate.

Crafting Excellence in Ciders

La Mare Wine Estate's award-winning ciders, crafted from traditional cider apples including rare heritage Jersey varieties, captured the essence of the island’s orchards. Head Winemaker Jordi Sanvicens Moreno and Vineyard Manager Andrew Smith emphasised their holistic approach, ensuring meticulous control over the quality of our products.

Branchage Prestige: A New Benchmark

The Branchage Prestige Sparkling Dry Méthode Traditionnelle Fine Cider, a new addition this year, undergoes a year-long maturation in the bottle, allowing its flavours to develop to perfection.

Outstanding Achievement

Tim Crowley expressed immense pride in Jordi, Andrew, and the entire team for their outstanding achievements. He highlighted that the IWSC recognition significantly elevates La Mare Wine Estate’s profile as a reputable artisan producer on the global stage.

Meet Jordi & Andrew

To celebrate our recent successes, La Mare Wine Estate are hosting a “Meet the Winemaker” event on Wednesday, July 10th. Guests will enjoy an in-depth, personalized experience and have the opportunity to meet Jordi and Andrew in person. You can book here.

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