At one of the world’s most exclusive wine competitions, the Golden Vines Awards 2022, the Hungarian Szepsy winery won the Best European Wine Producer category, while István Szepsy Sen. also received the Golden Vines Hall of Fame award, reported Agrárszektor. The awards are given to the world’s best wine producers, voted for by leading members of the global industry.
This year’s awards ceremony was held in Florence on 16 October, and prizes were awarded in nine categories. The Szepsy winery from Mád, Eastern Hungary, won the prestigious 2022 Best European Wine Producer 2022 category. István Szepsy junior, the head of the winery, said that the award is special in many ways. Firstly, the jury includes the global elite of the wine-producing profession, which gives the award significant publicity worldwide. Moreover, there has never been a nominee from Hungary, or even from the region, in any category.
In the past few days, several masterclasses have been held during the event, with leading winemakers from Dom Pérignon, Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux, Gabriele Gorelli Master of Wine, and István Szepsy Jr., head of the Szepsy Winery, gave a professional lecture in the Hall of Mirrors of Palazzo Tornabuoni. Mr. Szepsy had presented several vineyard-grown Furmint wines at the masterclass.
943 leading wine experts from 106 countries conducted a detailed survey for the awards. Among the voters were 56 Masters of Wine, 32 Master Sommeliers and 72 Advanced Sommeliers.
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