New Zealand International
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
|Closing date for reeceipt of wine samples
|Set Up Day
||7th - 9th September
|Wineries notified of embargoed results
|Medal results available online
|Champions List / Gold Medal Public Tasting
|Trophy results available online
|Publication of Trophy winners and The Champions List in the Sunday Star Times & NZ Herald
Documents available to download:
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 email@example.com or
click here to download the Pick The Trophies Challenge booking form.
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.
||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
||Cost $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. Click
here to download the Awards Dinner ticket booking form.
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 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
For wineries and wine
companies that have won medals in the New
Zealand International Wine Show, click here to download a Medal