Join us in congratulating Aranjuez for having obtained the first Grand Gold Medal awarded to a Bolivian wine. The accolade was presentedÂ during the 5th Edition of the International Contest “Tannat al Mundo”, where Montevideo was once again chosen to host the event Â the 23rd andÂ 24th of September of 2013. The contest was endorsed by both theÂ International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) and the International Union of Oenologists (UIOE) where 145 wines from 54 different wineries participated, with only 10 percent of the samplesÂ belongingÂ to foreign wineries.
The award was unveiled the 26th of September, and much to the surprise of both the jury and wine aficionados, Juan Cruz 2012 had received a Grand Gold Medal. This is particularly eventful given that Tannat is the ambassador variety of Uruguay. Such an achievement is worthy of pride for allÂ Bolivian wines, as it begins the journey in which the efforts of many years come to fruition.
We are confident this prestigious award is the first of many to come!