Mount Pleasant Winery Wins Gold Medals at the 2024 London Wine Competition


At the 7th London Wine Competition, held in London on 18 & 19 March 2024, Mount Pleasant Winery won multiple gold medals, considered the ultimate seal of approval in the global wine industry. To achieve this distinction, Mount Pleasant needed high scores in three categories: Quality, Value, and Packaging.

The London Wine Competition aims to recognize and celebrate the wines that consumers actually want to buy, whether from a retail store or off a menu at a restaurant. What sets the London Wine Competition apart is its judging process. It goes beyond blind tasting to determine medal winners. First, judges evaluate the wine’s label, design, and packaging, assigning a portion of the score based on visual appeal, storytelling effectiveness, and how well the brand’s overall presentation aligns with its price point and perceived value for money. Winning a London Wine Competition award requires high scores across all three judging areas. Exceptional quality wines might not be considered winners if the price and packaging will not resonate with consumers. The competition recognizes wines that excel in both quality and marketability. The London Wine Competition is judged by a panel of leading wine buyers with current commercial buying experience, or wine consultants and experts directly involved in developing new wine brands or purchasing wine for resale. Judges represent a diverse range of channels and disciplines, including multiple retailers, convenience stores, distributors, on-trade groups, casual and fine dining establishments, hospitality, and the travel industry.

The authority of a London Wine Competition award comes from the power of being judged across quality, value, and appearance, the high caliber of the judges, and the intensely competitive product set. “We are thrilled that our Ports performed so well!” said Mount Pleasant Winemaker Colin Pennington. “These gold and silver medals demonstrate that we are creating the types of wines that restaurants and retailers want on their wine lists, and wines that the everyday enthusiast enjoys choosing and consuming.”

About the Winners

Mount Pleasant Winery is honored to bring home a 97 Point Gold Medal, Best in Show by Country, and Best Wine of the Year by Package for the Tawny Port Vol. XXIII, a 92 Point Gold Medal for the Tawny Port Vol. XXII, an 83 Point Silver Medal for the 2017 Vintage Port, and an 82 Point Silver Medal for the 2015 Vintage Port. To celebrate these awards the wines will be released to the public on Monday, April 29th at Mount Pleasant Winery during the Augusta Plein Air Premier Artist Paint Out. More info on those competition results can be found at

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About the London Wine Competition 

The London Wine Competition is unique in its evaluation of wines based on quality, value, and packaging. The event is organized by Beverage Trade Network, which hosts industry 

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