Formed in 2005, 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 2013 NZ International was judged 9th-11th September 2013 and from an entry of just over 2000 wines, 201 gold medals were awarded. Eighty-three of the golds were for international entries including Champagnes, Ports, Sherries, European reds, South American, USA and of course many from Australia. A highlight of the show is 29 gold medals to Sauvignon Blanc, 24 from the 2013 vintage and all but one of the gold medal wines from Marlborough.
The Trophy winners and the gold, silver and bronze medal listings are now available.
'Pick the Trophies' Challenge
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 for $1000 cash. The draw is made at the end of the tasting and is paid out on the night.
Stephen Brunskill was the winner this year.
The Awards Dinner took place on the 28th September this year with 200 people in attendance. Between the dinner courses all of the gold medals were presented as well as the prestigious Trophies.
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.
The 2013 recipients of the Sir George Fistonich Medal are Peter and Joe Babich of Babich Wines.
|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)
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