House of Arras is thrilled to announce that its NV Brut Elite Cuvée 1501 has been awarded ‘Best Australian Sparkling Wine’ trophy along with ‘Best In Class Australian Brut NV’ at the 2019 Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships – one of the most respected and rigorous international sparkling wine competitions in the world.  House of Arras 2009 Blanc de Blancs was also awarded a Gold Medal.

House of Arras was born in 1995 as a project to create an Australian sparkling wine on parity with the world’s finest champagnes and sparkling wines. Today, nearly 25 years later, House of Arras holds the title of Australia’s most awarded sparkling wine brand with over 86 trophies and 225 gold medals.

Accepting the prestigious accolades at the Awards dinner in London, House of Arras Chief Winemaker Ed Carr said, “It’s always a 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.

“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 NV 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,” Carr continued.

House of Arras Brut Elite Cuvée 1501 NV 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 a seamless palate with rich fruit flavours, elegant structure and an overarching complexity from four years of tirage maturation.

Driven by a simple philosophy to create world-class sparkling wines, Carr continues to take House of Arras to new heights. He is Australia’s most awarded winemaker, holding the highest number of accolades across the domestic and international wine show circuits.

At the 2018 Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships, Carr received the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his unparalleled expertise and contribution to the sparkling wine industry. Carr is the only non-champenois winemaker to ever receive this award, testament to House of Arras sparkling wines’ consistent high quality, level of complexity and remarkable longevity.

House of Arras was born in 1995 as a project to create an Australian sparkling wine on parity with the world’s finest champagnes and sparkling wines. Today, nearly 25 years later, House of Arras holds the title of Australia’s most awarded sparkling wine brand with over 86 trophies and 225 gold medals.