“New World Winery of the Year”
Wine Enthusiast Star Awards 2019
To see the full list of winners, please click here.
Mendoza, Argentina (November 8th, 2019) Wine Enthusiast Magazine, an esteemed, internationally-recognized wine publication for oenophiles, announced Trapiche as its New World Winery of the Year as part of its annual Wine Star Awards.
The Wine Star Awards are viewed among the most influential in the wine industry. Each year since 2000, the editors of Wine Enthusiast recognize and celebrate individuals, companies and regions that have made exceptional achievements and contributions in the wine world.
This award marks an important milestone in Trapiche´s history, recognizing its contributions to the Argentine and global wine industries over the past 135 years, and its impact on local wine tourism and culture in recent decades.
“It is a great honor to achieve such an important recognition. We believe this is the result of the dedication, passion and hard work of our full Trapiche team over many years, and it drives us to continue improving and positioning Trapiche as one of the top wineries around the world. It is important to add that this would not be possible without the trust, cooperation and long-term vision of our strategic partners who believe in our brand and every day help us to build our distribution network in order to get closer to more and more consumers, who at the end of the day are our more valuable asset”, said Gustavo Sampayo, CEO of Trapiche.
This acknowledgment follows the achievement of many other important milestones: Trapiche is the number one Argentinian winery in exports, and the only Argentinian winery recognized by the renowned English publication Drinks International in its list of the “Top 50 Most Admired Wine Brands” (a recognition it has received five times, in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019). Likewise, the winery has recently been ranked for the fourth year running as “Argentina’s Most Awarded Winery” by “World Ranking Wines & Spirits” (WRW&S).
Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast Contributing Editor for South America and Spain has stated: “Trapiche is deserving of this award for a multitude of reasons. For starters, Trapiche is a historic Argentine property that has stood the test of time, not only adapting decade after decade but thriving. Trapiche ranks as a standard bearer for the entire Argentinean wine industry. The winery’s dedication to finding new terroirs and bottling quality wines across all price points is commendable. Add in a steady and skilled winemaking team, top-flight hospitality and wine tourism, and its vision for the present and future, and Trapiche checks off every box of what a top New World winery can be…and should be”.
“It is a tremendous honour to receive the recognition of Wine Enthusiast, as it demonstrates the daily effort, the teamwork and the constant striving for improvement that has allowed us to achieve a leadership position in the world. It is also an acknowledgement of every individual who has contributed to the estate’s achievements in its 136 years. A special mention goes to the more than 300 small grape producers with whom we work daily to obtain the highest quality grapes for our wines. One of Trapiche's most valuable and rewarding projects has been the Trapiche Terroir Malbec series, which honors the hard work and deep expertise of these growers”, said Director of Winemaking Daniel Pi.
The winners of the Wine Star Awards 2019 will be published in the December 31 issue of the magazine and the Wine Star Awards gala will be held on January 27, 2020 in San Francisco at the legendary Palace of Fine Arts.
The Trapiche story began in 1883, in a small vineyard called ‘El Trapiche’, in Mendoza, Argentina’s main winemaking region. There, the grapes for the first fine wines were grown. With more than 135 years of experience, Trapiche has earned its place as a pioneer in innovative grape growing and winemaking practices in Argentina. True to its origins, today Trapiche is on a continuous quest for the latest best practices and product innovations, such as being the first to produce wine on Argentina’s east coast by the Atlantic Ocean.
Standing at the foot of the Andes mountain range, in Mendoza, Argentina, Trapiche finds, in the exploration of the land and its natural resources, an open door to new challenges and progress.
Exploration and discovery lie at the heart of the winery, which thrives on innovation as a guiding principle in the search for new horizons. Wine is a fascinating territory. Concentrating its efforts in groundbreaking research, Trapiche is driven by a strong will to continue uncovering varietal expressions loved and admired by the entire world. A path forged by hard work, and nourished by the accolades that recognize it. A New World for Wine, where Bodega Trapiche continues to stand out.