August 21, 2019

Ochota Barrels nominated for RWS Pinnacle Wine Challenge 2019

press release

Resorts World SentosaUnveils Lineup for Wine Pinnacle Awards and The GREAT Wine & Dine Festival2019

Nominees announced forworld’s first-ever nomination-based wine award and festival featuring over 400wines and craft sakes curated by top wine professionals



SINGAPORE, 21 August 2019 – Cementing itself as Asia’s premium lifestyle destination, Resorts World Sentosa (RWS, 圣淘沙名胜世界) will host the inaugural Wine Pinnacle Awards and The GREAT Wine & Dine Festival 2019 from 10 to 12 October 2019. Poised to be Southeast Asia’s most prestigious event for oenophiles, the three-day celebration will kick off with a Wine Pinnacle Awards Gala Dinner in collaboration with two Michelin-starred La Grand ’Vigne, followed by a showcase of over 400 wines, including award-nominated wines and craft sake at The GREAT Wine & Dine Festival 2019. As a teaser of the lavish affair, the top five exceptional wines in their respective categories that have made their way into the coveted nominees list are unveiled today(please refer to Annex).

Nominees of The Wine Pinnacle Awards 2019



“Organic and natural wine were once seen as a narrow band of inconsistent or even questionable wines.There is now a growing body of winemakers in every country seeking to craft wines with minimal inputs, firm in the belief that eschewing chemicals creates healthy vineyards and more flavorful wines. Environmental consciousness is no longer a luxury; many in the wine industry see it as the only way forward for a robust industry and a safe planet. The Wine Pinnacle Awards have identified those individuals and wines that exemplify such approaches, and that are inspiring a new generation of winemakers and consumers alike.” – Doug Frost,MS, MW



Best Organic/Natural Wine Of The Year

- Domaine Jean FoillardMorgon, Cote du Py, Beaujolais, France

- Domaine Marcel Lapierre,Cuvee Marcel Lapierre, Beaujolais, France

- Domaine SebastienRiffault, Sancerre Auksinis, Loire, France

- Foradori, Sgarzon TeroldegoVigneti delle Dolomiti IGT, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

- Ochota Barrels, 186 Grenache, McLarenVale, Australia