NZ wineries set for another stellar performance at Sydney Wine Awards

  • 12/09/2018

New Zealand's wine producers are expected to feature strongly in a major international wine competition across the Tasman next month.

Entries for the 39th Sydney International Wine Competition close on 21 September.

Organisers say after a record year of production in many wine regions, entries have been flowing in from all districts in Australia and New Zealand and from major wine producers in Europe. 

Last year, New Zealand wineries took out eight of the major categories, including Most Successful Winery of the Competition (Yealands) and Best Wine of the Competition (Bald Hills Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015).

As with last year, organisers say there is considerable diversity in grape varieties and wine styles being submitted. 

Initial estimates suggest that last year's record of 57 individual grape varieties is likely to be broken.

Judging will take place from 8-12 October, and provisional award and trophy winners will be notified by the end of October.

With no minimum production requirements, this show is also open to experimental and small winemakers to test their wines alongside other major producers.

Entry details are available from