Northern Tasmanian winemaker Josef Chromy has won a highly prestigious international wine trophy at a ceremony in London overnight.
Chromy won the award in the chardonnay over 15 pounds category for his 2011 Chardonnay at the 2013 Decanter World Wine awards held at the Royal Opera House in London.
Australian wines dominated the 32 international award categories, winning six more than any other country.
All the wines were divided into categories by style and price.
More than 14,000 wines from around the world were judged by experts, masters of wine and sommeliers.
The competition, now in its 10th year, bills itself as the worlds biggest in terms of the number and range of wines it considers.
“"It's great news for Australia which in the wine world has taken a bit of a bashing in the last few years,”'' director at Decanter magazine Sarah Kemp said.
""Australia has never done this well. I think what (the wine makers) are doing is there is a great drive to quality. There are many, very talented individuals in Australia, a lot of small owner vineyards, people working hard to make some of the worlds greatest wines, not just churning it out for the masses.”''
Ms Kemp said one of the most notable wins was in the Chardonnay over 15 pounds category –_ "this is Burgundy territory and it has gone to a Tasmanian wine”".