2015 AWARDS

TROPHY

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LEGENDS

PICK THE TROPHIES CHALLENGE

AWARDS DINNER

JUDGING TEAM

ORDER MEDALS

 

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THE CHAMPIONS

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2014 Nissan Champion Wine of the Show Trophy
Marsden Black Rocks Chardonnay 2013 from Kerikeri

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2013 Nissan Champion Wine of the Show Trophy
Nautilus Estate Chardonnay 2012 from Marlborough

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2012 Nissan Champion Wine of the Show Trophy
Bannock Brae Barrel Selection Pinot Noir 2010 from Central Otago

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2011 Nissan Champion Wine of the Show Trophy
Villa Maria SV Keltern Chardonnay 2010 from Hawkes Bay

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2010 Nissan Champion Wine of the Show Trophy
Church Road Reserve Chardonnay 2008 from Hawkes Bay

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WINE SHOW 2015

Formed in 2005, the New Zealand International Wine Show is firmly established as the largest wine competition held in New Zealand each year. In 2014, 2130 entries were received and 206 gold medals were awarded.

The judging will take place over three days from Monday September 7th, and many of the country’s most experienced senior wine judges will participate.

This year’s competition will be conducted under the Chairmanship of Bob Campbell MW, New Zealand's most experienced senior wine judge and this country's leading wine educator. The senior judges involve a number of leading winemakers, several Masters of Wine and many key industry personnel. Most of the senior judges have each been involved in major wine competitions for more than a decade.

Wines from any country and made from any grape variety can be entered so it is vitally important the judges have the experience to match the enormous range of wines that will be submitted. The judges at the New Zealand International Wine Show have the experience; they know what is required.

We look forward to an exciting show in 2015.

Upcoming dates for the 2015 NZ International

Closing date for entries 28th August
Closing date for reeceipt of wine samples 2nd September
Set Up Day 6th September
Judging 7th - 9th September
Wineries notified of embargoed results 11th-12th September
Medal results available online 14th September
Champions List / Gold Medal Public Tasting 24th September
Awards Dinner 26th September
Trophy results available online 28th September
Publication of Trophy winners and The Champions List in the Sunday Star Times & NZ Herald 4th October

Documents available to download:


Judging Team

CHIEF JUDGE: Bob Campbell MW

ASSISTANT CHIEF JUDGES: Larry McKenna, Peter Cowley, John Hancock

PLUS: an experienced team of 22 Senior Judges.


'Pick the Trophies' Challenge

Thursday 24th September 2015
6 - 9 pm, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albert Street, Auckland

This is a unique tasting in association with the New Zealand International Wine Show with all of the gold medal winners (ie the Champions List) available for the public to taste.

The 'Challenge' is for people to try and pick at least four of the Trophies, which the judges have already chosen, and which are subsequently announced at the Awards Dinner. Every person who can pick at least four Trophy winners goes into a prize draw to win a $NZ1000 gift voucher from First Glass Wines & Spirits Ltd. The draw is made at the end of the tasting and is given out on the night.

Tickets cost $30 each and can be ordered by emailing nziws@clear.net.nz or
click here to download the Pick The Trophies Challenge booking form.

Awards Dinner

Saturday 26th September 2015
6 pm, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albert Street, Auckland

Gold Medal Tasting precedes the four course dinner. Between the courses the Gold Medals and the Trophies will be presented and the 2013 Legend of New Zealand Wine to receive Sir George Fistonich Medal will be announced. Dancing to a live band completes the evening.

6-7pm Gold Medal tasting
7.30-8.30pm Presentation of all Gold Medals
9.15-10.30pm Announcement and presentation of the prestigious Trophies, the Nissan Winemaker of the Show, the Wine Company of the Year, the Nissan Champion Wine of the Show and more.
10.30-12.30am Dancing to a live band

Cost Cost $150 per person including GST - includes 4-course meal and continuous gold medal wines
Dress Men - Business Suit, i.e. Jacket & Tie (not black tie)

The dinner is not restricted to the wine trade. Click here to download the Awards Dinner ticket booking form.


A Legend of New Zealand Wine

Many people have played important roles in making New Zealand wine the success that it now is. Each year the New Zealand International Wine Show will honour the person that has been selected for his or her outstanding contribution to New Zealand wine. To acknowledge that person, a special award has been created and named in honour of a man who unquestionably has made one of the greatest contributions to the New Zealand Wine Industry, Sir George Fistonich. The award previously known as The George Fistonich Medal is now The Sir George Fistonich Medal.

Previous recipients are: Bob Campbell MW (2005)
Kevin Judd (2006)
Terry Dunleavy MBE (2007)
Larry McKenna (2008)
Michael Cooper, ONZM (2009)
Kate Radburnd (2010)
Alan Brady (2011)
Vic Williams (2012)
Peter & Joe Babich (2013)
Steve Smith MW (2014)

Click here to find out more about our Legends


Medal Order Form

For wineries and wine companies that have won medals in the New Zealand International Wine Show, click here to download a Medal Order Form.

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2009 Nissan Champion Wine of the Show Trophy
West Brook Barrique Fermented Chardonnay 2007

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2008 Nissan Champion Wine of the Show Trophy
Church Road Reserve Chardonnay 2006 from Hawkes Bay

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2007 Nissan Champion Wine of the Show Trophy
Julicher Pinot Noir 2006 from Martinborough

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2006 Nissan Champion Wine of the Show Trophy
St John's Road 'Blood and Courage' Greenock Shiraz 2005 from the Barossa Valley

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