The New Zealand Organic Wine Awards aren’t like other awards in New Zealand.
They don’t have large commercial sponsors and glitzy award ceremonies, they don’t have any entry fee’s.
They don’t have any entry requirements, other than that the wine is produced from certified organic grapes by one of the four NZ certifiers.
The awards are dedicated to finding, and awarding New Zealand’s best certified organic wines, regardless of the size of the vineyard, or their ability to compete in a high cost award ceremony.
Their goal is to increase market share of organic wine in New Zealand, and help consumers to easily find, and select a quality organic wine.
They achieve their goal by judging, awarding, and promoting wines entered. They then write select tasting notes for standout wines.
They work with restaurants to help them include suitable organic wines, help consumers find locations to purchase their chosen wine, and work with the vineyards to help maximise exposure following the awards.
They are currently working towards a better platform to connect consumers with vineyards and retailers to purchase award-winning wine.
Entries for the fourth annual NZ Organic Wine Awards 2017 are now open!
Now in their fourth year, and continuing a steady growth both in terms of participants as well as consumer and media interest, the 2017 NZ Organic Wine awards begins now.
It was fantastic to welcome some new wineries to the fold last year, many of whom were very successful including Greystone, the 2016-17 winery of the year.
Head on over to http://organicwineawards.co.nz/enter-organic-wine/ where you’ll find all the information you’ll need to enter the 2017 NZ Organic Wine Awards, or to learm more about them.