2023 USA Wine Ratings Winners Announced

17/08/2023 Reserve Series The Proprietor Red Blend from Australia wins the top score at the 2023 USA Wine Ratings making it Wine of the Year 2023.

The 6th edition of the USA Wine Ratings is pleased to announce the 2023 winners. Wines from 10 different countries were submitted, with Italy, Australia, and Portugal at the highest number of entries, apart from the United States. 

There were a total of 98 varietals, with the top 3 being Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Shiraz.

The USA Wine Ratings looks to recognize, reward, and help promote wines that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific wine drinker. For any wine brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s wine list -  and then vitally stay there - they need to be marketable and consumer-driven. USA Wine Ratings will single out and shine the spotlight on those wine brands that consumers really want to buy and have a clear market value for trade buyers. The 3 main criteria that USA Wine Ratings evaluated the wines on were Quality, Value, and Package.

USA Wine Ratings Judging

Here are the winners at the 2023 USA Wine Ratings:

Wine Of The Year

Reserve Series The Proprietor Red Blend from Australia

Winery Of The Year

Res Fortes from France

Best Wine By Quality

Reserve Series The Proprietor Red Blend  by Shottesbrooke Vineyards, Australia

Best Wine By Value

SunBay Cellars Rose by Southeastern Grocers Private Label with Innovino International Inc, Chile 

Best Wine By Package

Carneros Cuvée by  Gloria Ferrer, United States

Wine of the Year

Reserve Series The Proprietor Red Blend by Shottesbrooke Vineyards, Wine of the Year

Best In Show By Country:


Reserve Series The Proprietor Red Blend

Producer Name: Shottesbrooke Vineyards

USA : 

Carneros Cuvée

Producer Name: Gloria Ferrer


Illustro Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot

Producer Name: Fautor Winery


Reserva Heredad D.O. Cava

Producer Name: Segura Viudas


Alamos Red Blend

Producer Name: E. & J. Gallo Winery


SunBay Cellars Rose

Producer Name: Southeastern Grocers Private Label with Innovino International Inc


Bel Ormeau Les Herits

Producer Name: MR. Wine & Spirits



Producer Name: PoderNuovo a Palazzone


Porta da Ravessa Vinhas Velhas

Producer Name: Adega Cooperativa de Redondo


Séries by Salton Moscatel

Vinícola Salton S.A.

Best In Show By Varietal:

Pinot Grigio : 

Stone Castle Vineyards and Winery, US Stone Castle Imports, Kosovo

Pinot Noir : 

Carneros Cuvée by Gloria Ferrer, United States

Chardonnay : 

Hibou by Driscoll Wine Company, United States

Cabernet Sauvignon : 

Tide Chaser Cabernet Sauvignon,  Shottesbrooke Vineyards, Australia

Shiraz : 

Woodhenge, Wirra Wirra Vineyards, Australia

Tempranillo : 

Gran Solorca Reserva, Viña Solorca S.L., Spain

Sauvignon Blanc : 

Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc NV, South Africa

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