Enter 2017 Competition

Closing date for entries: Thursday 7 Sep 2017

This years 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.

Pick the trophies challenge 2017

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER, 2017

6 - 9 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albert St, 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 gift voucher from First Glass Wines & Spirits Ltd.

Awards Dinner 2017

SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2017

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 2017 Legend of New Zealand Wine winner will be announced to receive the Sir George Fistonich Medal.  Dancing to our world class DJ  completes the evening.  The dinner is not restricted to the wine trade. A booking form for the dinner is attached.

Judging Team


CHIEF JUDGE:  Bob Campbell MW

SENIOR JUDGES include 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.

The judging team in 2017 is the most experienced judging team ever assembled for a wine competition in New Zealand.

The champions list


Wines are entered into wine competitions to win medals. A gold, silver or bronze medal label on a bottle is unquestionably one of the easiest and most effective ways of promoting the qualities of a wine to the consumer. A medal can be used to promote a wine for the duration of that specific wine. Unlike a wine review that becomes dated or forgotten, a medal label has longevity.

 

The most important feature in the results from the New Zealand International Wine Show is The Champions List. The Champions List includes all the gold medal winning wines and of course the prestigious Trophies. All of the successful wines in The Champions List will benefit from nationwide exposure through newspapers, results pamphlets, tastings and emails circulated by key retailers.

 

 

Every gold medal wine will be listed and photographed, with a full tasting description on the NZIWS website. Fine wine retailers will be able to access and use the descriptions and bottle shots free of charge.

Competition Stewards


There are opportunities for industry personnel or keen wine enthusiasts to steward at The New Zealand International Wine Show. Applicants need to be aware that a reasonable amount of physical activity is involved including a considerable amount of walking. Stewards need to be on site for the entire day, 8:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. approximately, and duties include opening, pouring, serving and clearing of wines. Applications are accepted on a first received basis so please contact us at +64 9 4866415 or nziws@clear.net.nz

Download an application form here.

Note: Entrants will not be sent judging class labels. These will be applied at the competition venue by the organisers.

   Conditions of entry Schedule & classes Information sheet

PICK THE TROPHIES CHALLENGE 2017

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2017

6 - 9 pm, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albert St, Auckland

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AWARDS DINNER 2017

SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2017

6 pm, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albert Street, Auckland

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