New Zealand International
WINE SHOW 2014
Now into its tenth year, the New Zealand International Wine Show is firmly established as the largest wine competition held in New Zealand each year.
Wines from any country and made from any variety can be entered.
The 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show was judged from the 8th to 10th September 2014 in Auckland and attracted 2130 entries.
Entries were up 125 wines on last year but the 206 gold medals awarded was an increase of just five. The class that was noticeably down in golds was Pinot Noir where from almost 300 Pinot Noirs entered there were just 15 gold medals awarded. Assistant Chief Judge, Larry McKenna was surprised with the number of very disappointing wines – the best were excellent but far too many bronze medals and no awards, especially given the outstanding 2012 vintage in Central Otago. In contrast 40 Shiraz / Syrah wines were voted top by the judges, while Chardonnay also did well with 27 gold medals awarded.
** Gold, silver and bronze medal results are now available **
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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 25th September 2014
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 email@example.com.
Saturday 27th September 2014
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.
||Gold Medal tasting
||Presentation of all Gold Medals
||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.
||Dancing to a live band
||$150 per person including GST -
includes 4-course meal and continuous gold medal wines
||Men - Business Suit, i.e. Jacket &
Tie (not black tie)
The dinner is not restricted to the wine trade. A booking form for the dinner will be available soon.
Legend of New Zealand Wine
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 have been
||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)
Click here to find out more about our Legends
For wineries and wine
companies that have won medals in the New
Zealand International Wine Show, click here to download a Medal