The English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition is the national competition for UK produced wines from fresh grapes, taking place each year in June. The wines are rigorously tasted by a team of Masters of Wine.  The awards are presented at a prestigious ceremony in July. The results are well publicised nationally, and award stickers bear witness to the consumer that our wines live up to the world level expectations.

Mercian Vineyards Annual Competition

The Mercian Vineyards Association is one of six representative bodies for vineyards and wine enthusiasts in Britain. It is a member of the United Kingdom Vineyards Association and has members from the Midlands, Northern England, North and Central Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The annual Wine Challenge is held at a different location each year.

International Wine Challenge

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is now in its 32nd year and is accepted as the world's finest and most meticulously judged wine competition which assesses every wine blind and judges each for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage. Throughout the rigorous judging processes, each medal-winning wine is tasted on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges and awards include medals (Trophy, Gold, Silver, Bronze) and Commended and Great Value awards.

cups09Ryedale Vineyards have been regular winners of awards from our earliest days to date, here is the list:


Yorkshire Sunset 2008 UKVA Bronze Medal
Wolds View 2008 UKVA Highly Commended
Yorkshire Sunset 2008 MVA Highly Commended
Wolds View 2008 MVA Silver Medal, The Richardson Trophy, The Renishaw Trophy (Best Dry White Wine)


Yorkshire Sunset 2008 MVA Highly Commended
Yorkshire Lass 2009 MVA Commended


Wolds View 2010 UKVA Bronze Medal
Yorkshire Lass 2010 UKVA Bronze Medal
Yorkshire Sunset 2010 UKVA Bronze Medal
Wolds View 2010 MVA Bronze Medal


Wolds View 2011 UKVA Bronze Medal
Yorkshire Lass 2011 UKVA Bronze Medal
Taste of Paradise 2010 MVA Silver Medal, The Richardson Trophy
Yorkshire’s Sunset 2011 MVA Highly Commended


Taste of Paradise 2011 UKVA Bronze Medal
Summerhouse Rondo UKVA Highly Commended
Taste of Paradise 2011 MVA Gold Medal, The Attingham Challenge Cup for Wine of the Year, The Eglantine Trophy for Best Sparkling Wine, The Vine House Trophy
Yorkshire Sunset 2011 MVA Bronze Medal
Yorkshire Sunset 2012 MVA Bronze Medal
Summerhouse Rondo 2011 MVA Highly Commended
Yorkshire’s Lass 2011 MVA Highly Commended
Yorkshire’s Lass 2012 MVA Highly Commended


Shepherds Delight 2013 UKVA Silver Medal
Wolds View 2013 UKVA Bronze Medal
Yorkshire’s Lass 2013 MVA Silver Medal
Shepherds Delight 2013 MVA Silver Medal     
Taste of Paradise 2012 MVA Bronze Medal     
Strickland Estate White 2013 MVA Bronze Medal
Wolds View 2013 MVA Bronze Medal
Strickland Estate Red 2013 MVA Highly Commended
Strickland Estate Sparkling 2011 MVA Highly Commended
Strickland Estate Sparkling 2011 SWVA Bronze Medal
Taste Of Paradise White 2012 SWVA Highly Commended
Taste of Paradise Rosé 2012 SWVA Highly Commended


A Taste of Paradise 2011 Bronze Medal  International Wine Challenge 2015
Yorkshire’s Lass 2013 Bronze Medal International Wine Challenge 2015
Yorkshire’s Sunset 2014 Silver Medal UKVA
Yorkshire’s Lass 2014 Bronze Medal UKVA
Strickland Estate White 2013  Bronze Medal UKVA 

iwc bronze

The Dalesman   2013 
Gold Medal MVA

The Leventhorpe Trophy (Best Commercial Winemaker)
The Eglantine Trophy (Best Sparkling)
The Vine House Trophy (Best Older Vintage)
The Richardson Cup (Best Northern Region Wine)

Taste of Paradise 2013 Bronze Medal MVA
Yorkshire’s Sunset 2014 Bronze MVA
Wolds View 2014 Highly Commended MVA
Yorkshire’s Lass 2014 Highly Commended MVA
Shepherds Delight 2014 Highly Commended MVA
Strickland Estate Red 2014 Highly Commended MVA


Yorkshire’s Lass 2014 Commended International Wine Challenge
Yorkshire’s Sunset 2014 Bronze Medal
The Dalesman 2013 Bronze Medal

Wolds View 2015 Silver Medal UKVA
East Coast 2015 Bronze Medal UKVA
Shepherds Delight 2015 Bronze Medal UKVA
Yorkshire's Lass 2015 Bronze Medal UKVA                                       
Yorkshire's Sunset 2015 Bronze Medal UKVA

taste awards 2016
We won the Best Yorkshire Wine, and then Supreme Product 2016, out of all the Food and Drink categories in Yorkshire's Finest Taste Awards 2016. Organised by the Yorkshire Post, and Deliciously Yorkshire.

Decanter Panel Tasting UK Sparkling Wines

A Taste of Paradise, Brut Rosé 2011 Seductive wine with a nice expression of tangy cranberry, aromatic herbs and a leesy character adding complexity. Nice freshness enlivens sweeter notes.


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