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 grape variety.

Announcing the 2018 Trophy Winners

Congratulations to the Champions of 2018


Following a magnificent awards night presentation at the Crowne Plaza, Auckland, 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. Click the link below to see all results.


The New Zealand International Wine Show is the largest wine competition held in New Zealand each year.  Wines from any country and from any variety can be entered and this year over 2,000 wines were received resulting in 257 Gold, 355 Silver and 822 Bronze medals being awarded.


This is the greatest number of Gold medals ever awarded in a New Zealand wine competition.  Many of the varietal categories are outstanding - the judges commented 'they were some of the best classes they had encountered'.


The judging of the 2018 show took place from the 24th to the 26th September and was chaired by Bob Campbell MW, New Zealand's most experienced senior wine judged and this country's leading wine educator.  Assistant chief judges were Larry McKenna, John Hancock and Peter Cowley.


An exciting addition to the Show this year was a new award for the "Outstanding Wine Label of the Year".  The winner of this award will be announced along with other Trophy winners at the Awards Dinner on 13th October.  


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Matt Connell Wines Rendition Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017


Legends of New Zealand Wine - 2018

Tim & Judy Finn

for Outstanding Services to New Zealand Wine

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View past champions

The champion wine of the show is the top wine of the year in all classes.