The 2021 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 will 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.

Champions List Public Tastings 2021

OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2021


These are unique tastings in association with the New Zealand International Wine Show which will showcase the gold medal winners (ie the Champions List).

 

Details of the 'Pick The Trophies' Tasting and the Champions List Gold Medal Tastings will be confirmed at a later date.

 

Awards Event 2021

TBC


An Awards Event will be held at Spark Arena, Auckland to celebrate the Gold Medal and Trophy winners. This will be a ticketed event, further details to come.

Judging Team


CHIEF JUDGE:  Bob Campbell MW

ASSISTANT CHIEF JUDGES:  Larry McKenna, John Hancock & Tony Bish

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 2021 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, web results, tastings and emails circulated by key retailers.

  

Every gold medal wine will be listed in the Champions List.  Trophy winners will be photographed and highlighted with a detailed description on the NZIWS website, along with lists of all the medal winners. Fine wine retailers and entrants 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 wineshow@nziws.co.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

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