NSW Wine Awards
About the NSW Wine Awards
The New South Wales Wine Awards were created in 1996 to build awareness of the quality of wines produced in NSW.
Since inception the Awards have become an indicator of the growth and diversity of our State’s industry, and recognised the potential of new regions within New South Wales.
Entries are welcomed from all 16 of our State's great wine regions. We urge all NSW wineries to enter, as these awards are one of the most successful opportunities to help increase public and trade brand awareness and open doors to genuine commercial opportunities.
Categories and Judging
Entries are judged by three panels, with each panel being chaired by a leading figure of Australian wine. In 2022 our panels will be led by our new Chief Judge Mr Nick Spencer.
The awards are divided into categories: Best Chardonnay, Semillon, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris / Grigio, Other white single varietals, White Blends, light red (Rose), Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Other single red varietals, and Red blends as well as the Dry Red and Dry White trophies, Sparkling and Sweet wines.
There is also an award for the Best Organic Wine in the show and the Chair of Judges Award. This award is given to a wine from a particular wine region that really impressed our Chair of Judges. Each year a different region is selected to reflect what is topical in the NSW wine industry.
Out of the above winning wines, one is selected for the ultimate Trophy - the ‘NSW Governor’s Best in Show’ - presented by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC.
The 2023 ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards will be judged at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.
We are thrilled to be able to host our events at this world-class venue.