A celebration of our industry recognising excellence in winemaking, viticulture in Queensland.
In its thirty sixth year the Queensland Wine Awards is a celebration of our industry recognizing excellence in winemaking, viticulture and the contributions made by individuals and businesses in progressing our industry.
Results from Queensland Wine Awards judging will be translated directly to star ratings for Winestate. There will be a trade and public tasting event on the day after the Award presentation dinner, additional bottles of wine have been added to the entry requirements to ensure supply. All nominating businesses are very welcome to attend this event to promote their wines.
The committee has secured additional promotion for post award results with the QHA group. Further opportunities will be advised as they are confirmed. Nominating businesses are strongly encouraged to promote the Awards presentation dinner to their members / mailing list in support of these awards. Nominating businesses would be able to take orders during the presentation evening for post event delivery.
Queensland Wine Industry Association Incorporated (QWIA), the organizer of the Queensland Wine Awards (the Awards), is the voluntary, non-profit association that conducts these Awards and provides strategic direction to the Awards. The Association appoints an organizing committee to oversee and manage all aspects of the Awards processes.
The aim of the Queensland Wine Awards is to celebrate the achievements of the wine industry in Queensland. This is done via the formal judging of bottled wine by respected, experienced show judges. Show results are disseminated back to the industry, with the intent of allowing this learning to lead to improved quality in viticulture and wine production. The organizer recognizes the role of the consumer in the industry by also disseminating results to them and providing opportunities for the consumer to purchase local wines.
Awards are also made for the acknowledgement given to the achievements of a person within the industry and the support given to the industry from other sectors.
The Association recognizes the complexity of arrangements within the industry and within an awards system, and acknowledges that a rule cannot be made to cover every conceivable circumstance. These Awards will be conducted within both the spirit and the letter of these Regulations and exhibitors and exhibits may be subject to audit.