Devon-based wine producers compete for award - Fruit & Vine

Devon-based wine producers to compete for prestigious award

The Food Drink Devon Awards launched a new prestigious competition to celebrate the very best wine from around the county. 

The Devon Wine of the Year award is open to all Devon-based producers, both members and non-members of the organisation. Entries close on Monday 22nd April. 

Winners will be announced at the Food Drink Devon Awards’ ceremony in October at Sandy Park in Exeter. 

Food Drink Devon board director and wine writer, Susy Atkins, said: “English wine has become hugely exciting of late, and we are lucky to have many excellent wineries here in Devon. 

“Through the award, we want to celebrate the best wine made in our county selected by our expert judges. 

“To enter the award, wines must be made in Devon from at least 85% Devon-grown grapes, but can be any colour, vintage or non-vintage, any varietal or blend, dry or sweet, still or sparkling.” 


Categories for this year’s awards consist of the ‘Producer Awards’, which also includes the ‘Food Product of the Year’, ‘Drink Product of the Year’ and ‘Best New Product of the Year’.   

‘Retail Awards’ include categories for ‘Best Retailer’ and ‘Best Online Retailer’, while the sought-after ‘Hospitality Awards’ cover ‘Chef of the Year’, ‘Best Fine Dining Restaurant’, ‘Best Restaurant’, ‘Best Hotel Restaurant’, ‘Best Pub’, ‘Best Café’ and ‘Best Takeaway or Street Food’, plus ‘Best Training School’ and the hugely popular, ‘Sustainability Pioneer Award’.  

In addition, every entrant will have the chance to win a silver, gold or platinum award. Platinum awards represent a perfect score of 100%, gold awards recognise scores of 90-99% and silver, 85-89%. 

Photo by Food Drink Devon Awards.

How to enter

The award jury will consist of a panel of independent and unbiased experts. Judging will be conducted blind with all product labels obscured and hospitality and retail judging taking place anonymously.   

To enter visit Food Drink Devon Awards website or email

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