Entries For The Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition Are Open.

The Canterbury A&P Association is proud to announce that entries for the 21st annual Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition are open now! Entries close on the 9th of August!

Enter today at – https://wine.theshow.co.nz/home

There will be two competitions taking place this year:

1. The Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition (ARWC) which is open to all wines.

2. The Regional Champion Competition (RCC) which is open to all wines produced with at least 85% of grapes from a single New Zealand region. This competition is free to enter once you’ve entered the ARWC.

Entries close Wednesday 9 August Judging dates 26 – 27 August

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Winning Wines

Gold Medal Winners will have their winning wines displayed at The New Zealand Agricultural Show, November 15 – 17, 2023. Results published in the New Zealand Winegrower Magazine, feature in a New Zealand Wine Directory article, advertised across our social media platforms as well as distributed to our show email database.

This year ASN Media will be filming the competition. Footage will be distributed to each winery for social posts / website use.

Medals for Trophy, Regional, Gold, Silver & Bronze winning wines will be available, as well as certificates for our Trophy, Regional & Gold winning wines.

The Champion Wine will be awarded a VIP package to The New Zealand Agricultural Show, including a night for two at The George Hotel in a Premium Executive room with a complimentary breakfast.

The Champion Wine will have an exclusive public tasting display at The New Zealand Agricultural Show & will have their wine showcased as part of The George’s Wine of the Month promotional campaign.

Judging and Awards

Wines will be judged on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th August 2023 at The George Hotel in Christchurch.

The winners will be judged under the internationally recognised 100-point system. Wines assessed at 95 points or more will receive a Gold Medal, 90 to 94 points will be awarded a Silver Medal and 85 to 89 points will be awarded a Bronze Medal. 

Our competition will continue to promote our wine industry, matching consumers with the best wines commercially available, and highlighting the viticulture industry, both nationally and internationally. All wine varieties will be accepted, including non-aromatic varieties and organic wines.

Here are the Classes of wines – https://wine.theshow.co.nz/show/classes

We’re Going Back To Our Roots

Inspired by our very own New Zealand Agricultural Show. The Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition is returning to its roots and embracing the ethos of traditional A&P shows, which were created to highlight the finest local products. As part of this renewed emphasis on local excellence, we have removed international entrants and focused solely on New Zealand wines and we are now proud to be… An Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition

Once again we would like to thank The George Hotel for their continued support of the Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition. 

For more information visit: https://wine.theshow.co.nz/home

If you have any queries or questions please contact our Wine Competition Convenors on 03 343 3033 or email wine@theshow.co.nz.

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