The National Wine Show, organised by the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society with the patronage of James Halliday, aims to promote Australia’s diverse and high-quality wines.
Last year’s event saw a total of 1171 wines from 210 producers reviewed over the four days, up from 160 producers the year before, speaking to the health and relevance of the show.
In addition to achieving a coveted award in the show, exhibitors compete for the Len Evans Memorial Trophy for the Champion Wine of Show, which carries prizes including two return business class flights provided by the show’s principal sponsor, Singapore Airlines.
Wines must qualify through one of Australia’s 33 accredited capital city, regional or special purpose wine shows in order to be suitable for entry. First time Chair of Judges David Bicknell, Chief Winemaker at Oakridge Wines and a Halliday tasting team member, says: “As the only wine show in Australia that demands qualification via previous wine show results, the National Wine Show continues to develop into ‘the best of the best’ on the Australian wine show calendar.”
This year for the first time, the show will also be using a technology powered by the Australian Wine Research Institute called ShowRunner. “Many shows have already moved to this digital platform,” David says. “This should make the administration, management and judging process seamless, allowing us to give better feedback to the exhibitors.”
Judging will take place from November 13 to 16, with winners announced at the trophy presentation dinner on November 23. Check out the full schedule.
Entries close: October 12
Late entries close: October 25