2012 has brought some great awards and achievements so far. Hatch Mansfield was voted 'Best Supplier to the Independents' in the inaugural Harper's Awards. Sir George Fistonich, the founder of Villa Maria, joined an exclusive group of high profile figures from the drinks industry and was awarded 'Drinks Business Man of the Year', Sir George is also celebrating 50 years of winemaking this year. A wine from each of his three wineries (Villa Maria, Vidal & Esk Valley) received a gold medal in both the Decanter World Wine Awards and the IWC making a full set of gold medals for the group.
In addition Hatch Mansfield scooped 177 medals from Trophies to Golds through to bronzes in this year's IWC, Decanter, IWSC , SWA and Cellars in the Sky award. Watch this space for the northern hemisphere IWSC results and What Wine What Food Awards to be announced later this year.