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About the NSW Wine Awards

The New South Wales Wine Awards were created in 1996 to build awareness of the quality of wines produced in NSW.

Since inception the Awards have become an indicator of the growth and diversity of our State’s industry, and recognised the potential of new regions within New South Wales.

Unlike traditional wine shows, the judges of the New South Wales Wine Awards taste wines of similar style regardless of the size of the producer, allowing large and small wineries to compete against each other.

Entries are judged by three panels. Each panel is chaired by a leading figure of Australian wine.

In 2021 our panels will be led by our new Chief Judge Mr Nick Spencer.

The awards are divided into categories: Best Chardonnay, Semillon, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris / Grigio, Other white single varietals, White Blends, light red (Rose), Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Other single red varietals, and Red blends as well as the Dry Red and Dry White trophies, Sparkling and Sweet wines. The New South Wales Wine of the Year is chosen from one of these categories.

There is also an award for the Best Organic Wine of Show and 1828 Innovator.


If you would like to be considered for one of the stewarding position at this year's Awards then do please express your interest via the button below.

This is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to gain experience in the Australian show judging system ... and you get paid in wine!

2021 ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards

These Awards are now open until 20 August 2021.

2020 ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards

The results of the 2020 NSW Wine Awards were announced in October 2020


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