Celebrating its 16th year, the New Zealand International Wine Show 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 Tony Bish – three of New Zealand’s great winemakers. In total there will be 24 highly experienced senior judges.
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. In 2018 there were 61 gold medals awarded to Australian wines.
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 :-
The New Zealand International Wine Show
22 Northcroft Street,
2020 Competition Calendar
Entries Open – Now open
Entries Close – Wednesday 4th September
Judging Samples – 4 bottles of each entry MUST be received by
Wednesday 16th September
Judging Dates – 21st – 23rd September
Wineries Notified of Results – 25th & 26th September
Embargo Lifted on Full List of Medal Results – 28th September
Public tasting in Auckland – Wednesday 28th October
Major public tasting of every gold medal winning wine
Public tasting in Christchurch – November
Awards Dinner – Auckland – Saturday 31st October
Publication of the Full Gold Medal List & Trophies – will appear online and in various publications & newspapers around the country
Any enquiries can be made to:-
Ph: +64 9 4866415
N.Z. International Wine Show
22 Northcroft Street
PO Box 33 292
Takapuna, Auckland 0740
P +64 9 4866415
F +64 9 4866416