Sustainability awards


The IWSC is more than a competition. It is a global wine and spirits community, focused on people and expertise.

The IWSC not only recognises excellence in the quality of liquid in the wines, spirits and other drinks entered into its awards, it also recognises the hard work producers put in to creating brands using methods which don't harm our natural world. Rewarding businesses with a holistic understanding of the impact they have on our environment and are actively making changes to their processes to ensure cleaner, greener production.

Old Vine Trophy

Awarding wine entrants working to preserve and protect old vines and spread awareness of the importance of nurturing heritage vineyards. Entrants to our awards will be asked to highlight the age of the vines used to produce their wines during the submission process. After judging, a shortlist will be created of the best performing old vine entrants. Find out exactly why Cape Mentelle were our 2023 Old Vine Trophy winner.

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Green Wine Initiative Trophy

The IWSC’s Green Wine Initiative Trophy, was launched in 2022 to recognise the myriad of considerate viticulture and wine making practices underway across the world. Find out exactly why Lanchester Wines were our 2023 Green Wine Initative Trophy winner.

Entry for our 2024 Green Wine Initiative Trophy is now open.

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Green Spirit Initiative Trophy

The IWSC’s Green Spirit Initiative Trophy, was created in 2022 to recognise the multitude of considerate distillation and spirit production practices underway across the world. Find out exactly why Two Drifters Distillery were our 2023 Green Spirit Initative Trophy winner. 

Entry for our 2024 Green Spirit Initiative Trophy is now open.

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