Entries Open For 2018 New Zealand International Wine Show

Celebrating its 14th year, the New Zealand International Wine Show NZIWS has been the biggest wine competition in the country since its inception and with the majority of the entries coming from high quality vintages another record total of wines may confront the judges.


This year Chief Judge Bob Campbell MW will be assisted in his decision making by Assistant Chief Judges Larry McKenna, John Hancock and Peter Cowley – three of New Zealand’s greatest winemakers.

Any wine from any country can be entered, there are no volume requirements, no sustainable requirements and the wine does not need to be on sale in New Zealand.

In previous years, gold medals have been awarded to wines from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Germany, Chile, South Africa, Turkey & the USA.

Medal stickers will be available immediately after the judging and as they are non-vintaged they are available on a continuing basis throughout the year.

The Conditions of Entry, Classes, Entry Forms etc. are all available on www.nziws.co.nz and we ask entrants to read all the relevant information.

Judging samples can be sent at any time from now –  please do not wait for competition judging stickers as these are applied by our staff at the judging venue.

Samples should be clearly marked for the attention of : Judging Samples, The New Zealand International Wine Show, 22 Northcroft Street, Takapuna, Auckland 0622.

2018 Competition Calendar

Entries Open – Now open
Entries Close – Friday 14th September
Judging Samples – 4 bottles of each entry MUST be received by Wednesday 19th September
Judging Dates – 24th, 25th & 26th September
Wineries Notified of Results – 28th – 29th September
Embargo Lifted on Full List of Medal Results – 1st October
Champions List, Public Tastings – Auckland & Christchurch – tba October
Awards Dinner – Auckland – Saturday 13th October
Publication of the Full Gold Medal List & Trophies – 28th October – Sunday Star Times

Any inquiries can be made to: Kingsley Wood, Competition Convenor, Ph: +64 9 4866415 Email: wineshow@nziws.co.nz
N.Z. International Wine Show, PO Box 33 292 Takapuna, Auckland 0740, New Zealand



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