Hall of Fame

Over the years, we have received many medals, prizes and honours. There are a few that are particularly special to us. To highlight them we have listed them here chronologically.


International Wine Challenge London 2008 Touriga Nacional 2005 “The Trophies: the Cream of the Crop. These are the very top wines of the year, picked from amongst the Gold medal winners. Individual Trophies don’t have to be awarded each year – a region or a grape variety may not receive one if the quality is not deemed high enough. So the wines picked are all something rather special.”

International Wine & Spirit Competition – UK 2008

Portuguese Wine Producer Trophy


BEST OF NATION – PORTUGAL S.F. Intl Wine Competition 2008 Premium Awards This is the third time we have been awarded the Best of Nation award in SF, which is only given in special years when a winery wins top awards in the competition. “BEST OF NATION Awards give special recognition to the top wineries in each country of origin.” – SF Wine Challenge

Premio Speciale VinItaly 2006

PREMIO SPECIALE – PORTUGAL Concorso Enologico Internazionale Vinitaly 2006 This is the second time Cortes de Cima has won the Vinitaly 2006 Premio Speciale/Special Award. We were awarded the same accolade in 2004.

Wine Spectator 100 Top Wines of 2005

Cortes de Cima Touriga Nacional 2002 (91 WS points) is listed among this year’s Top 100 wines by the Wine Spectator. This is the first time a wine from Alentejo has been included on this prestigious list.


International Wine Challenge London 2005 Touriga Nacional 2003


S.F. Intl Wine Competition 2005


S.F. Intl Wine Competition 2004


Concorso Enologico Internazionale Vinitaly 2004 Cortes de Cima was awarded the Vinitaly 2004 Premio Speciale/Special Award for the most number of medals for Portugal. The winery from every country which achieves the highest score from its three best wines who have obtained Special Mentions receives this Special Award. We feel it is a great honour to receive such an award from the Italian wine community.


Incógnito 2000 O Melhor de 2002 Revista gastronómica Gula, Brasil Each year this magazine lists its “Top 100″ wines, based on the ratings given during tastings conducted over the course of the year. Based only on wines available in Brazil, the wine with the highest rating in 2002 was Incógnito 2000.

RED WINE OF THE YEAR – The Independent

Incógnito 1999In the yearend 2001 edition of The Independent newspaper, the UK journalist Anthony Rose selected ´his most memorable tipples from the past 12 months.´ His choice for Red Wine of the Year fell to Incógnito 1999. For his Going Places Award he short-listed our winery Cortes de Cima.

Vinexpo – TOP TEN

Incógnito 2000 Top Ten “Great Discoveries” The Favourite of the International Press Vinexpo Bordeaux 2001 “At a blind tasting by 14 European wine journalists looking for their personal favourite among all the wines shown during Vinexpo in Bordeaux, INCÓGNITO 2000 was picked among the Top Ten, 1 of the only 3 redwines in the final list of 10.”

CIVART TROPHY – our 1st Trophy!

Cortes de Cima 1998 Challenge Intl du Vin Bordeaux 2000 The wines which won a Gold Medal in the Challenge Intl du Vin Bordeaux 2000 were automatically selected to take part in a second tasting – the CIVART. Cortes de Cima 1998 won both a Gold Medal and a CIVART TROPHY at this Challenge. It was our first Trophy ever won, and the only one brought home that year for Portugal.


Os melhores de 1999 Revista de VinhosPortuguese Wines Magazine / Revista de Vinhos every year hold its version of the Oscars of the Portuguese wine world, presenting its selection of the year’s best wines, producers, winemakers, and Discovery from the Portuguese wine world. Feeling ouselves still somewhat outsiders of the Portuguese wine community, we were suprised when asked to attend the Gala event, and even more suprised, when Cortes de Cima was honoured with the first award of the evening Discovery of the Year. – “The Alentejo can only motivate those with the incentive to succeed. The Jorgensens have all the dynamism – and charm – required to ensure a rosy future.” During the same evening, we were called onto the stage once more to receive an Award of Excellence for Incógnito 1998, ironically at that time, a still ‘illegal’ Syrah! – “It serves as the perfect model for other Alentejo Syrahs to follow.”


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