2021 ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards is open for entries

All NSW wine producers are now welcomed and encouraged to enter their favourite wines into the 26th annual ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards, with entries closing on 20 August 2021.

President of the NSW Wine Industry Association Mark Bourne said, “Whilst we are in challenging times, we are very determined to continue to showcase the quality and diversity of wines produced across our state’s 16 great wine regions and to celebrate the hard work of NSW’s wine producers and once again prove why NSW is Australia’s first state of wine!

“Thanks to our partnership with the International Convention Centre Sydney, who provide us with a safe and stunning venue for the judging, trade tastings and presentations, we are looking forward to holding a successful Awards in 2021.”

As well as the chance to win a bronze, silver or gold medal, the Awards also present trophies for the overall best wines in class, including the ultimate title of ‘NSW Governor’s 2021 Best Wine in NSW’.

The award for the best wine in NSW will be presented by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC.

The prestigious trophy has a historic connection with Government House Sydney, being made from an exquisite 1930s silver platter, ornately engraved with grapevines, that was used to serve drinks to VIP guests at Government House, reflecting the great history of wine in our State.

This year the NSW Wine Awards esteemed judging panels will be led by our new Chief Judge, Mr Nick Spencer. Nick has assembled a leading and experienced panel of judges, worthy of such a large and strong line up of the finest wines produced in NSW.

Mark adds, “We have contingency plans and options organised so the important judging process can take place under appropriately safe conditions, with the awards presentation currently scheduled for 15 October 2021 at the stunning ICC Sydney venue.

We urge all NSW wineries to enter their wines, 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.”

All available resources and information is provided here.


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