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 2018, though, the number of awards has exceeded all previous records. 11 Semeli wines have already received 61 awards at 10 international competitions worldwide!

Semeli Oreinos Helios Rose 2017 (Agiorgitiko) awarded a Grand Gold Medal at the International Rosé Championship 2018. Along with the gold medal, Oreinos Helios 2017 received the highest score among competing and was awarded “The Best Rose of 2018”!

Semeli Aetheria Rose 2017 (Syrah & Grenache Rouge) awarded a Gold Medal at the Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2018 and received the highest score among competing rose and was awarded the “Best of Category Rose Wine 2018”!

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 Estate 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.”

Semeli Mantinia Nassiakos 2017
1 of 50 Wine Champions 2018, The Wine Society
Gold Medal, Challenge International Du Vin, Paris 2018
Silver Medal, Concours Mondial De Bruxelles, 2018
Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) 2018
Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge, London 2018
Silver Medal, Vinalies® Internationales Competition 2018
Silver Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2018

Semeli Thea Mantinia Fine Lees Contact 2016
Silver Medal, Sélections Mondiales des vins Canada 2018
Silver Medal, Challenge International Du Vin, Paris 2018
Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge, London 2018
Silver Medal, Vinalies® Internationales Competition 2018

Semeli Nemea Grande Reserve 2012
Gold Medal, Concours Mondial De Bruxelles, 2018
Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) 2018
Silver Medal, Vinalies® Internationales Competition 2018
Bronze Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2018
Commended, International Wine Challenge, London 2018

Semeli Nemea Reserve 2015
Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge, London 2018
Bronze Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) 2018
Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2018

Semeli Aetheria White 2017
Gold Medal, Challenge International Du Vin, Paris 2018
Silver Medal, Berliner Wein Trophy 2018
Silver Medal, Sélections Mondiales des vins Canada 2018
Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) 2018
Silver Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2018
Bronze Medal, International Wine Challenge, London 2018
Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2018

Semeli Aetheria Rose 2017
Best of Category Rose Wine, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2018
Gold Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2018
Gold Medal, Berliner Wein Trophy 2018
Silver Medal, Concours Mondial De Bruxelles, 2018
Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) 2018
Commended, International Wine Challenge, London 2018
Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2018

Semeli Aetheria Red 2015
Gold Medal, Sélections Mondiales des vins Canada 2018
Gold Medal, Berliner Wein Trophy 2018
Silver Medal, Concours Mondial De Bruxelles, 2018
Silver Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2018
Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2018

Semeli Gewürztraminer 2017
Gold Medal, Berliner Wein Trophy 2018
Silver Medal, Concours Mondial De Bruxelles, 2018
Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) 2018
Bronze Medal, International Wine Challenge, London 2018
Bronze Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2018
Commended, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2018

Semeli Oreinos Helios White 2017
Gold Medal, Challenge International Du Vin, Paris 2018
Silver Medal, Concours Mondial De Bruxelles, 2018
Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) 2018
Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge, London 2018
Silver Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2018
Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2018

Semeli Oreinos Helios Rose 2017
The Best Rose of 2018, International Rosé Championship 2018
Grand Gold Medal, International Rosé Championship 2018
Silver Medal, Berliner Wein Trophy 2018
Bronze Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2018
Commended, International Wine Challenge, London 2018

Semeli Oreinos Helios Red 2016
Gold Medal, Berliner Wein Trophy 2018
Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) 2018
Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge, London 2018
Silver Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2018
Bronze Medal, Challenge International Du Vin, Paris 2018
Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2018