Final weeks to enter for Australian wineries: Decanter World Wine Awards 2021 Competition

Now in its 18th year, the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition. Judged by top wine experts from around the globe, the DWWA is trusted internationally for its rigorous judging process.

DWWA has the largest global reach of any wine competition worldwide. It is the trusted relationship that – the world’s leading wine media brand – has with an international audience of both consumers and trade that sets DWWA apart from other competitions.  Decanter World Wine Awards’ extensive PR and digital communications campaign sees promotion of results to 1+ billion consumers/ international trade around the globe. DWWA-2021-RESULTS-PROMOTION.pdf (

Launched in 2004 by Decanter magazine, the DWWA is respected internationally for its prestigious reputation and unrivalled global consumer influence. Co-Chaired by Michael Hill Smith MW, Andrew Jefford and Sarah Jane Evans MW the DWWA 2021 consists of a panel of leading international judges, MW’s and Master Sommeliers.  Wines are organized for tasting by country, region, colour, grape, style, vintage, and price, to ensure that wines are judged blind in flights against their peers.

“I definitely look to Decanter and the points and the medals, helping me make decisions about what to propose to my business. The fact that there are international wine judges, that it attracts such a broad, diverse range of wines – the standard is incredibly high. Decanter for us to sell wines is really important so therefore when I’m buying it’s something I really look to,” said Beth Willard buying manager, Direct Wines UK.

Entry Fees are £160 per wine (online entry), if wineries chose to participate in consolidated shipping cost is an additional £55 per wine and is available from depots in Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.


Key Upcoming Deadlines:

2 April 2021: Delivery deadline for all consolidated shipping depots (Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth)
6 April 2021: DWWA entry & payment deadline
14 – 23 June 2021: DWWA Judging Week
25 – 30 June 2021: DWWA Platinum Tasting
7 July 2021: Results announced

Decanter World Wine Awards Resources for Wineries:


Benefits of DWWA 2021: Decanter World Wine Awards 2021: Why Enter? – YouTube

Entry Pack:

How to Enter:

How DWWA Judging Works: 3. How the judging and medals work – Decanter

Shipping Your Wines: Ship your DWWA wine samples – Decanter

Rules of Entry:


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