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.

In 2018, though, the number of awards has exceeded all previous records. 11 Semeli wines have already received 61 awards at 10 international competitions worldwide!

In 2019, 3 more special distinctions were added in the awards list. Semeli Delear Rose 2018 (Syrah & Grenache Rouge) and Semeli Thea Mantinia Fine Lees Contact 2017 (Μοschofilero), awarded a Gold Medal, at the Challenge International Du Vin, Paris 2019 and Semeli Oreinos Helios White 2018 (Moschofilero & Sauvignon Blanc), awarded a Gold Medal, at the Vinalies® Internationales Competition 2019.

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 Nemea Grande Reserve 2014
Bronze Medal, International Wine Challenge, London 2019
Bronze Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2019
Bronze Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) 2019
Commended, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2019

Semeli Thea Mantinia Fine Lees Contact 2017
Gold Medal, Challenge International Du Vin, Paris 2019
Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge, London 2019
Silver Medal, Concours Mondial De Bruxelles, 2019
Bronze Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) 2019
Bronze Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2019
Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2019

Semeli Nemea Reserve 2015
Silver Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2019

Semeli Nemea Reserve 2016
Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge, London 2019
Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) 2019
Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2019

Semeli Mantinia 2018
Silver Medal, Concours Mondial De Bruxelles, 2019
Silver Medal, Vinalies® Internationales Competition 2019
Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge, London 2019
Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) 2019
Bronze Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2019
Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2019

Semeli Delear 2018
Gold Medal, Challenge International Du Vin, Paris 2019
Silver Medal, Concours Mondial De Bruxelles, 2019
Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) 2019
Silver Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2019
Silver Medal, Vinalies® Internationales Competition 2019
Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2019

Semeli Aetheria White 2017
Silver Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2019
Commended, International Wine Challenge, London 2019

Semeli Chardonnay 2017
Bronze Medal, International Wine Challenge, London 2019
Bronze Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) 2019
Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2019

Semeli Oreinos Helios White 2018
Gold Medal, Vinalies® Internationales Competition 2019
Gold Medal, Berliner Wein Trophy 2019
Silver Medal, Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada, Édition 2019
Silver Medal, Concours Mondial De Bruxelles, 2019
Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge, London 2019
Silver Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) 2019
Silver Medal, Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada, Édition 2019
Bronze Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2019
Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2019

Semeli Oreinos Helios Rose 2018
Silver Medal, Vinalies® Internationales Competition 2019
Silver Medal, International Wine Challenge, London 2019
Silver Medal, Berliner Wein Trophy 2019
Bronze Medal, International Wine & Spirits Competition (London) 2019
Bronze Medal, Thessaloniki International Wine Competition 2019
Bronze Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2019