Semeli wines are consistently well received and awarded at major international competitions, garnering strong reviews by respected wine writers and critics from both sides of the Atlantic.

In 2017, though, the number of awards has exceeded all previous records. Nine Semeli wines have already received 41 awards at international competitions worldwide. Of these, Decanter Magazine awarded eight, including a gold medal for Semeli Thea Mantinia 2015 (Moschofilero), during its World Wine Awards.

Semeli Oreinos Helios 2016 (Moschofilero & Sauvignon Blanc) awarded a Gold medal at the Challenge International du Vin Paris 2017. Along with the gold medal, Oreinos Helios 2016received the highest score among competing whites and was awarded the “Dry White Wine Special Prize”!

Writing for the New York Times, Eric Asimov ranked our 2011 Mountain Sun among his favorite white wines noting that it is “clean and refreshing with pretty citrus and mineral flavors.”
British wine expert Robert Joseph wrote that Semeli’s dry, herby rosé stands comparison with the best of Provence, noting that “Semeli also makes two of my favorite Greek reds, the cherryish Oreinos Helios Nemea and the claret-like Chateau Semeli.”

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre writing about our Mantinia Nassiakos noted “bright and flowery, it has ripe tree-fruit flavors that taste of the sun and a nice mineral core that roots it to the Earth. Every sip evokes a smile.”

UK’s Decanter magazine recommended Mantinia Nassiakos among its 10 great value Greek white wine choices, noting “both floral and vivacious, and fantastic value; a medium-bodied smooth palate, with a pleasant lift on the finish.”

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SPECIAL PRIZE

Dry White Wine Special Prize, Challenge International Du Vin, Paris 2017

GOLD MEDALS

Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2017
Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2017
Challenge International Du Vin 2016
Vinalies Internationales Competition 2016
Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2016
Berliner Wein Trophy 2016
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015
International Wine Competition, Thessaloniki 2015
Challenge International du Vin, Paris 2015
Challenge International Du Vin, Paris 2013
Concours Mondial De Bruxelles 2013

SILVER MEDALS

Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2017
Vinalies® Internationales Competition 2017
Challenge International Du Vin, Paris 2017
Concours Mondial De Bruxelles, 2017
Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada 2017
Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2017
International Wine Challenge, London 2017
International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) 2017
International Wine Challenge, London 2016
International Wine & Spirits Competition, London 2016
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016
Challenge International Du Vin 2016
Vinalies Internationales Competition 2016
Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2016
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015
Challenge International du Vin, France 2015
Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2015
Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2013
Vinalies Internationales, Paris 2013
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013
International Wine & Spirits Competition, London 2013

BRONZE MEDALS

Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2017
International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) 2017
International Wine Challenge, London 2017
Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2016
International Wine Challenge, London 2016
International Wine & Spirits Competition, London 2016
Challenge International Du Vin 2016
Challenge International du Vin, France 2015
International Wine & Spirits Competition, London 2013

COMMENDED

Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2017
International Wine Challenge, London 2017
Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2016
International Wine Challenge, London 2016
International Wine Challenge, London 2013