Wine Star Awards, the most influential contest in the wine industry announced that Trapiche is the Best Winery in the New World for its 2019 edition. The award is organized by Wine Enthusiast magazine -the U.S. publication on wines with great international recognition.

With this mention, Trapiche makes history, as it means recognition of its quality and to the work, it has carried out for over 135 years, as well as to the contribution it has made to wine tourism and culture during the last decades. Every year since 2000, the editors of Wine Enthusiast have been recognizing and paying tribute to individuals, companies, and regions that have made exceptional achievements and contributions to the world of wine.

Daniel Pi, Director of Oenology at Trapiche said: "The Wine Star Award is a recognition of Trapiche and all Argentine wine. It is a distinction for our team's constant drive to improve, which has allowed us to achieve a leading position worldwide. Trapiche has its stamp that puts us at the level of the best wines in the world".

On the other hand, Sergio Casé, the winery's Chief Winemaker, underlined: "It is a great honor to have achieved this important recognition. We believe it is the result of the dedication, passion, and hard work of our entire Trapiche team over many years".

Michael Schachner, editor of Wines from South America and Spain at Wine Enthusiast magazine and member of the jury that awarded the winery added: "Trapiche is worthy of this award for a multitude of reasons: it is a historic winery in Argentina that has stood the test of time, not only adapting decade after decade but also improving every day. Trapiche is positioned as a pioneer of the entire Argentine wine industry. It is worth mentioning its enthusiasm for finding new terroirs as well as for creating quality wines at all price points. In addition to this, Trapiche has a solid team of oenologists with great skills, an area of hospitality and tourism of the highest level, and its vision for the present and the future. Trapiche meets all the requirements that a New World Winery can and should meet".

This recognition is the result of important milestones: Trapiche is Argentina's leading export brand; it was chosen by the prestigious English publication Drinks International among the "50 Most Admired Wine Brands", becoming the only winery in Argentina to obtain five nominations: 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019. Also, Trapiche was recently chosen for the fourth consecutive year as "The Most Award-Winning Argentine Winery in the World" by the "World Ranking Wines & Spirits" (WRW&S).

Every year, Wine Enthusiast magazine pays tribute to the people and companies that achieved outstanding achievements during the year in the world of wine and beverages. With an exceptional gala, it presents the awards to all its winners. In 2020 this recognition will be 20 years old. For the first time in its two decades, the gala took place in the city of San Francisco on January 27, 2020. Its previous editions have been in New York and Miami.

Four Argentine wines among the 100 best in the world

Luxury week for Argentine wines. Just days away from knowing that a Malbec, the Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita 2016, obtained a rating of 100 points by the influential Robert Parker's Wine Advocate magazine, the report of the top 100 Wines of 2019 just released by the American critic James Suckling includes four local labels, and even one of them is ranked No. 10.

Cheval des Andes; El Enemigo Chardonnay; Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec and Iscay Malbec Cabernet Franc.
Cheval des Andes; El Enemigo Chardonnay; Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec and Iscay Malbec-Cabernet Franc. Image: La Nacion

What are the Argentine wines highlighted by Suckling after tasting more than 25,000 wines from all over the world?

Rank #10: Cheval des Andes 2016 (Cheval des Andes), $3600.

Rank N°21: The Enemy Chardonnay 2017 (Bodega Aleanna), $715.

Rank N°37: Adrianna Vineyard River Stones Malbec 2017 (Catena Zapata) $7370

Post N°72: Iscay Malbec Cabernet Franc 2014 (Bodega Trapiche) $2468.

"After tasting some 1800 bottles in two weeks in Mendoza we found some surprising wines, from brilliant whites (mostly chardonnays) that can rank among the best in the world, to subtle, complex and structured malbecs, cabernet francs and cabernets sauvignons," Suckling wrote in his report, in which he even highlighted the enormous value for money of labels like El Enemigo Chardonnay: "perhaps it is one of the best value wines on earth.

Former senior editor of Wine Spectator magazine and current wine editor of the luxury magazine Asian Tatler, Suckling is one of the world's leading wine critics.