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NSW Wine Awards

Entries are now closed for the 2019 NSW Wine Awards

The 2019 NSW Wine Awards was open to wine entries from all over NSW’s 16 wine regions until August 16.

This is the 24th year these Awards have been run by the NSW Wine Industry Association, and this successful history has made the NSW Wine Awards one of the most fruitful wine shows at benefiting it’s entrants, helping increase public and trade brand awareness and opening doors to genuine commercial opportunities.

Over the years, the Awards has not stood still though, continuing to evolve to keep relevant and current. Last year the team expanded the classes to reflect the differences between ‘Current vintage’ wines and ‘Mature’ wines by varietal, which saw some great young wines and more mature examples pick up medals and face off for the coveted trophy. This was especially true in the Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz classes.

This year a new category and trophy has been introduced, the ‘1828 Innovators Class’. 1828 was the first year vines were planted for commercial wine production in NSW (& Australia) and in recognition of those innovators and pioneers of the NSW wine industry, this class has been created to showcase and support the continuing progression of ground-breaking wines in NSW.

This class highlights our winemakers who push the boundaries of winemaking to produce wine styles that are at the leading edge of wine production in NSW. Entries for the 1828 Innovators Wine Award can be a red or white wine and must include a brief description of the fruit source, wine making technique and the underlying philosophy behind the innovative wine.

VIEW 2019 NSW WINE AWARDS RULES & REGS HERE (pdf)

Judging

The 2019 NSW Wine Awards will be judged at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

Key 2019 Dates:

  • Entries Opened: 1 July 2019
  • Entries Closed: 16 August 2019
  • Wine Deliveries: 20 August - 9 September 2019
  • Judging : 17 - 19 September 2019
  • Awards Presentation Date: 18 October 2019