PICK THE TROPHIES CHALLENGE
2013 Nissan Champion Wine of
the Show Trophy
Nautilus Estate Chardonnay 2012 from Marlborough
2012 Nissan Champion Wine of
the Show Trophy
Bannock Brae Barrel Selection Pinot Noir 2010 from Central Otago
2011 Nissan Champion Wine of
the Show Trophy
Villa Maria SV Keltern Chardonnay 2010 from Hawkes Bay
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.
Each year the competition receives over 2000 entries and this year's event could set an entry record. Following on the heels of a large volume and high quality New Zealand vintage in 2013, the 2014 harvest will also be one of the biggest and is expected to produce many outstanding wines.
We also anticipate a stunning line-up of wines to be entered from Australia as most wineries will now be promoting their 2012 reds and this vintage was one of the best ever in that country.
Combine the New Zealand and Australian entries with those from France, Spain, Italy, Chile, Argentina, Portugal, etc, etc, and this year's New Zealand International Wine Show promises to be the biggest and best yet.
We look forward to an exciting show in 2014.
|Upcoming dates for the 2014 NZ International|
|Closing date for entries
|Closing date for reeceipt of wine samples
|Set Up Day
||8th - 10th September
|Wineries notified of embargoed results
|Medal results available online
|Champions List / Gold Medal Public Tasting
|Trophy results available online
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 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