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Entries open for the 2021 New Zealand International Wine Show

Entries are now open for the 2021 New Zealand International Wine Show.

Now in its 17th year, the New Zealand International Wine Show has been the biggest wine competition in the country since its inception.

This year Chief Judge Bob Campbell MW will be assisted by Assistant Chief Judges, winemakers Larry McKenna, John Hancock and Tony Bish.

Any wine from any country can be entered, there are no volume requirements, no sustainable requirements and the wine does not need to be on sale in New Zealand.

Wines that have previously been entered into the competition can also be re-entered into the competition for further judging.

The Conditions of Entry, Classes, Entry Forms etc, are all available on and judging samples can be sent at any time from now.

2021 Competition Calendar

Entries Open – Now open.
Entries Close – Friday 27th August.
Judging Samples – Four bottles of each entry MUST be received by Wednesday 8th September.
Judging Dates – 13th – 15th September.
Wineries Notified of Results – 17th – 18th September.
Embargo Lifted on Full List of Medal Results – 20th September.

Public tasting in Auckland – Wednesday 6th October.
Public tasting in Christchurch – November, date TBC.
Awards Event – Auckland – TBC.

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