Semeli wines are consistently well received and awarded at major international competitions, garnering strong reviews by respected wine writers and critics from both sides of the Atlantic.

2020 brought new great distinctions for Semeli wines at the International Wine Competitions worldwide!

Some of the special distinctions added in the awards list are:
Semeli Thea Mantinia Fine Lees Contact 2018 (Μοschofilero) and Semeli Aetheria 2019 (Malagousia & Chardonnay), awarded a Gold Medal, at the Challenge International Du Vin, Paris 2020, while Semeli Aetheria 2019 awarded also a Gold Medal at the Concours Mondial De Bruxelles, 2020.
Semeli Mantinia 2019 (Μοschofilero) awarded a Gold Medal at the Berliner Wein Trophy 2020, while Semeli Oreinos Helios White 2019 (Moschofilero & Sauvignon Blanc), awarded a Gold Medal, at the Vinalies® Internationales Competition 2020.

Writing for the New York Times, Eric Asimov ranked our 2011 Mountain Sun among his favorite white wines noting that it is “clean and refreshing with pretty citrus and mineral flavors.”
British wine expert Robert Joseph wrote that Semeli’s dry, herby rosé stands comparison with the best of Provence, noting that “Semeli Estate also makes two of my favorite Greek reds, the cherryish Oreinos Helios Nemea and the claret-like Chateau Semeli.”

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre writing about our Mantinia Nassiakos noted “bright and flowery, it has ripe tree-fruit flavors that taste of the sun and a nice mineral core that roots it to the Earth. Every sip evokes a smile.”

UK’s Decanter magazine recommended Mantinia Nassiakos among its 10 great value Greek white wine choices, noting “both floral and vivacious, and fantastic value; a medium-bodied smooth palate, with a pleasant lift on the finish.”

SEMELI THEA MANTINIA FINE LEES CONTACT 2018
Gold Medal, Concours Mondial De Bruxelles, 202
Gold Medal, Challenge International Du Vin, Paris 2020
Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2020
Silver Medal, Vinalies® Internationales Competition 2020
Bronze Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2020
Best white import of the year, Kemenys Wine Awards, Australia 2020

SEMELI AETHERIA 2019
Gold Medal, Concours Mondial De Bruxelles, 2020
Gold Medal, Challenge International Du Vin, Paris 2020
Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2020
Silver Medal, Berliner Wein Trophy 2020
Bronze Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2020

SEMELI NEMEA GRANDE RESERVE 2014
Bronze Medal, Decanter world wine awards, London 2020
Bronze Medal, Challenge International du vin, Paris 2020
Bronze Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2020

SEMELI NEMEA RESERVE 2016
Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2020
Silver Medal, Vinalies® Internationales Competition 2020
Silver Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2020

SEMELI MANTINIA 2019
Gold Medal, Berliner Wein Trophy 2020
Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2020
Bronze Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2020

SEMELI OREINOS HELIOS WHITE 2019
Gold Medal, Vinalies® Internationales Competition 2020
Bronze Medal, Decanter world wine awards, London 2020
Bronze Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2020

SEMELI SPONDEE 2016
Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2020
Bronze Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2020

SEMELI DELEAR 2019
Bronze Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2020
Bronze Medal, Decanter world wine awards, London 2020

SEMELI OREINOS HELIOS ROSE 2019
Bronze Medal, Decanter world wine awards, London 2020
Silver Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2020