The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Last chance to enter the NZ Wine of the Year Awards

Wineries have just one day left to submit their best wines for consideration at the New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Awards 2018.

The New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Awards, the merging of the Air New Zealand Wine Awards and the Bragato Wine Awards, is the official national wine competition of the New Zealand wine industry, owned and organised by New Zealand Winegrowers – the body for the country’s grape growers and winemakers.

Entries for New Zealand wine industry members close on Friday, August 31.

Eight major trophies will be announced at the New Zealand Wine Awards dinner – New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Champion, Best Single Vineyard White Wine, Best Single Vineyard Red Wine, Best White Wine, Best Red Wine, Best Organic Wine, Best Wine of Provenance and Best Open Wine.

Varietal and regional trophies will be announced one week prior to the black-tie dinner, giving winners the opportunity to begin promoting their achievements.

Global Events Manager Angela Willis says minimum stockholding requirements are less than in previous competitions, allowing entrants more flexibility when it comes to entering wines. Requirements are 2,500 cases for the Open Category, 50 cases for the All Other Entries Category, and there are no minimum entry requirements for Provenance class entries.

The New Zealand Wine Awards dinner will be held on Saturday 3 November at TSB Arena in Wellington.

More information on New Zealand Wine of the Year™ Awards can be found at