The New Zealand International Wine Show is the largest wine competition held in New Zealand. Entry is open for wines from any country and made from any variety.
Don't miss this excellent opportunity for your wines to win gold and qualify for the prestigious 2016 Champions List. Entries open in May, and judging will take place 12-14th September 2016.
Last year, 25 Trophies were awarded for best in class wines, winemaker and wine company of the show and the Sir George Fistonich medal for a Legend of New Zealand Wine. 2100 entries were received from 10 countries resulting in 221 Gold, 386 Silver and 910 Bronze Medals being awarded. The judging was chaired by Bob Campbell MW with assistant Chief Judges Larry McKenna, John Hancock and Kym Milne MW.
The competition last year provided the industry with it's first major assessment of the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc vintages for which the judges awarded 20 Gold Medals from 141 entries. Pinot Noir was awarded 25 Golds and Chardonnay 26 Golds. The most golds were awarded to a magnificent line-up of wines in the Shiraz/Syrah class resulting in 39 Gold Medals. Click the link below to see all the results.
See all medal winners
VILLA MARIA SINGLE VINEYARD TAYLORS PASS CHARDONNAY 2014See more
CLIVE WESTON IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE SIR GEORGE FISTONICH MEDAL
FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICES TO NEW ZEALAND WINESee more
The champion wine of the show is the top wine of the year in all classes.