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Salon of Decanter medal winners 2022 takes place in Slovenia

The 8th annual Salon of Decanter Award Winners was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia last week – a Decanter World Wine Awards-focused event featuring some 40 award-winning producers who sampled their recently awarded wines from the 2022 competition.

Almost 40 producers, primarily from Slovenia, showcased their newly awarded wines at the one day event.

Held in the heart of Ljubljana, the event saw around 250 attendees, both consumers and trade, come together to taste more than 120 medal winning wines, primarily from Slovenia with a selection from Croatia and North Macedonia.

Statera Wine Estate showcased its Šipon 2021 from Haloze, Podravje, Slovenia – awarded a Silver medal and 92 points.

Organised by Belvin Wine School and long-time DWWA judge Robert Gorjak, the event offers wine lovers the opportunity to discover Decanter medal-winning wines in one place, and is a chance for producers to showcase and celebrate their newly awarded wines.

Klet Brda presenting the A Plus White 2017 from Goriška Brda, Primorska, Slovenia. In total, Klet Brda received an impressive 15 medals at the 2022 competition including one Gold, nine Silver and five Bronze medals.

Caroline Gilby MW and Darrel Joseph, joint Regional Chairs for North, Central and Eastern Europe, judged the wines blind during DWWA judging week back in April, and were in attendance to meet the producers, re-taste the wines and award certificates to all medal winners.

Istenič receiving certificates for its two Bronze, one Silver and Gold medal for its Prestige Extra Brut 2013 from Bizeljsko-Sremič, Posavje, Slovenia. All were available to sample at the event.

In total, the 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards saw 196 medals awarded to wines from Slovenia, including 118 Bronze, 70 Silver, seven Gold and one Platinum for Ščurek, Zero Brut, Goriška Brda, Primorska, Slovenia 2019.

The Ščurek family celebrates their Platinum medal win at the Salon of Decanter Award Winners event.

At the Salon of Decanter Award Winners there were two Platinum, five Gold, 48 Silver and 65 Bronze medal-winning wines open to taste, offering attendees the incredible opportunity to sample a majority of awarded wines from Slovenia, while highlighting the quality of wines awarded at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Award-winning producers in attendance included:

  • Anima Wine
  • Bjana
  • Brič
  • Deci
  • Domačija Bizjak
  • Erzetič
  • Gašper Wines
  • Hrvatin
  • Istenič
  • Klet Brda
  • Koglot
  • Kozlović
  • Lavrenčič
  • M – enostavno Dobra Vina
  • Marko Sirk
  • Matočec
  • Medot
  • Moro
  • Nebó
  • Penine Simonic
  • Puklavec Family Wines
  • Radgonske Gorice
  • Ronk
  • Statera
  • Steras Wines
  • Ščurek
  • Vina Benčina
  • Vina Čuk
  • Vina Kotolenko
  • Vina Mramor
  • Vina Zaro
  • Vinag 1847
  • Vinska Klet Frelih
  • Vinska Klet Metlika
  • Vislander
  • Winery Jaunik
  • Žaren

Organiser and DWWA judge Robert Gorjak makes the opening speech for the awards ceremony.

Special thanks to Robert Gorjak and Belvin Wine School. Visit Belvin for more information. All photos taken by Rok Dezelak RD2.si

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