2023 ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN for the New Zealand International Wine Show!
Closing date for entries is Friday 1st September 2023 – Don’t miss this excellent opportunity for your wine to win gold or double gold medals and qualify for the prestigious 2023 Champions List.
Since it’s inception in 2005, the New Zealand International Wine Show has been the largest wine judging competition in the country and also one of he largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Chief Judge, Bob Campbell MW is ranked as the most experienced wine judge in New Zealand. He also has a formidable team of senior judges most of whom have 10, 20 or 30 years judging experience.
Last year 25 Trophies were awarded for the best in class wines, Champion Winemaker and Wine Company of the Show. The team of senior judges awarded 256 gold medals, including 64 double gold, 335 silver and 583 bronze medals. The high number of gold medals reflecting the outstanding quality in recent vintages and the high standard of entries.
Any grape variety of wine from any country can be entered and the wines do not need to be available for purchase or retail in New Zealand. International entries have been hugely successful in the competition, notably Champagnes, sparkling wines, Australian reds and fortified wines.
The dates have now been confirmed for judging at New Zealand’s largest wine competition. Australian entries are always significant but there is considerable interest from France, Spain Italy, Portugal, Argentina and the USA. Master of Wine Bob Campbell, New Zealand’s leading wine show educator and the countries top wine judge will once again lead a panel of 22 very experienced competition judges.
The Judging dates have been set for 19th – 21st September 2023. The date for the Awards Event is Friday 13th October 2023, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albert Street, Auckland CBD, 6pm – 9:30pm.
Entries will close 1st September 2023
Enquiries regarding the 2023 NZ International Wine Show can be directed to:
Kingsley Wood – Wine Show Convenor
PH 00 64 9 4866415
Entries will be limited to a maximum of 2000 wines. All the relevant entry details can be accessed below.
Click the link below to enter the 2023 competition.