House of Arras; Best Australian sparkling

House of Arras wins Best Australian Sparkling

November 5, 2019
By Alana House

House of Arras Brut Elite Cuvée 1501 has been awarded ‘Best Australian Sparkling Wine’ trophy along with ‘Best In Category Australian Classic Blend NV’ at the 2019 Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships.

The CSWWC is one of the most respected and rigorous international sparkling wine competitions in the world.

Additionally, House of Arras 2009 Blanc de Blancs was awarded a Gold Medal.

House of Arras Chief Winemaker Ed Carr accepted the prestigious accolades at the Awards dinner in London overnight.

House of Arras; Best Australian Sparkling

“It’s always tremendous honour when our wines receive global recognition and particularly so from the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships, an international competition renowned for its high quality of judging,” he said.

“To receive the trophy for Best Australian Sparkling Wine is extremely humbling and gratifying. The result is a fantastic endorsement of the quality and style of the Brut Elite Cuvée 1501, which has only recently become available in Australia.

“Recognition at the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships is also a great opportunity to highlight Tasmania’s reputation as a leading wine region both in Australia and internationally.

House of Arras is extremely proud to be driving Tasmania’s premium sparkling wines as the new global benchmark.”

House of Arras Brut Elite Cuvée 1501 is a multi-vintage blend of the three sparkling grape varieties – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier – sourced from the pristine, cool climate vineyards throughout Tasmania.

The wine boasts rich fruit flavours, elegant structure and an overarching complexity from four years tirage maturation.

It is available now at RRP $60.99 across fine wine retailers nationally or online at

In August this year, the 2020 Halliday Wine Companion Awards bestowed 99 Points to House of Arras E.J. Carr Late Disgorged 2004, naming it as Australia’s Best Sparkling Wine. This year also saw House of Arras receive two outstanding awards in the 2019 Six Nations Wine Challenge; a Double Gold Medal for the Blanc de Blancs 2009 and a Gold Medal for the Grand Vintage 2008.

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