Find out classes and minimum volume requirements for entry.

Notes:

• RS (Residual Sugar) - As a guide only, ‘dry’ is 7.5g/l and under.
• Classes 7, 12, 13 and 14 will be judged in varietal order.
• Wines will be judged in vintage order, younger before older.
• Wines in Class 15 (marketed as lower or reduced alcohol) will be judged in their varietal class
• Wines that retail under $25 are to be entered into classes with no price indication
• Wines that retail over $25 are to be entered into classes that specify ‘over $25’
• Over $25 wines will be judged in their varietal class randomly positioned within under $25 wines
• The New World Wine Awards Top 50 selection will be taken from under $25 wines only

Class /
Sub Class

Varietal

Minimum Stockholding Required

Class 1

SPARKLING WINES

1a

White - bottle fermented ('classic' sparkling varietals e.g Chardonnay / Pinot Meunier / Pinot Noir)

5,000 bottles (3,750 litres)

1b

Rosé - bottle fermented ('classic' sparkling varietals e.g Chardonnay / Pinot Meunier / Pinot Noir)

1c

White - other sparkling wine (aromatic styles eg Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris)

1d

Rosé - other sparkling wine (aromatic styles eg Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris)

1e

Other sparkling wines (spritzig styles eg Asti, Moscato, Prosecco)

1f

White – bottle fermented New Zealand Brut OVER $25

1,000 bottles (750 litres)

1g

White – bottle fermented New Zealand Blanc de Blancs OVER $25

1h

Rosé – bottle fermented New Zealand Rosé OVER $25

Class 2

GEWURZTRAMINER

2a

Dry – New Zealand

3,500 bottles (2,625 litres)

2b

Dry – Other Origin

2c

Medium – New Zealand

2d

Medium – Other Origin

Class 3

PINOT GRIS

3a

Dry – New Zealand

5,000 bottles (3,750 litres)

3b

Dry – Other Origin

3c

Medium – New Zealand

3d

Medium – Other Origin

Class 4

RIESLING 

4a

Dry – New Zealand

3,500 bottles (2,625 litres)

4b

Dry – Other Origin

4c

Medium – New Zealand

4d

Medium – Other Origin

Class 5

SAUVIGNON BLANC as a single varietal or predominant varietal in a blend

5a

New Zealand

5,000 bottles (3,750 litres)

5b

Other Origin

Class 6

CHARDONNAY

6a

New Zealand and Australia

5,000 bottles (3,750 litres)

6b

Other Origin

6c

Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay OVER $25

1,000 bottles (750 litres)

6d

Marlborough or Nelson Chardonnay OVER $25

6e

Gisborne Chardonnay OVER $25

Class 7

OTHER WHITES including blends

7a

New Zealand and Australia

3,500 bottles (2,625 litres)

7b

Other Origin

Class 8

SWEET WINES

8a

New Zealand and Australia

1,333 bottles (500 litres)
Note: Sweet wines are not included in the Top 50 selection.

8b

Other Origin

Class 9

ROSÉ

9a

New Zealand

5,000 bottles (3,750 litres)

9b

Other Origin

Class 10

PINOT NOIR

10a

New Zealand

5,000 bottles (3,750 litres)

10b

Other Origin

10c

Wellington or Wairarapa Pinot Noir OVER $25

1,000 bottles (750 litres)

10d

Marlborough or Nelson Pinot Noir OVER $25

10e

Canterbury Pinot Noir OVER $25

10f

Central Otago or Waitati Pinot Noir OVER $25

Class 11

SHIRAZ / SYRAH as a single variety or predominant varietal in a blend

11a

Single varietal – New Zealand and Australia

5,000 bottles (3,750 litres)

11b

Single varietal – Other Origin

11c

Blend – New Zealand and Australia

11d

Blend – Other Origin

11e

Auckland Syrah OVER $25

1,000 bottles (750 litres)

11f

Hawke’s Bay Syrah OVER $25

11g

Marlborough or Nelson Syrah OVER $25

Class 12

SINGLE VARIETAL REDS of the following grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec or Petit Verdot

12a

New Zealand and Australia

5,000 bottles (3,750 litres)

12b

Other Origin

Class 13

RED BLENDS containing one or more of the following grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec or Petit Verdot

13a

 New Zealand and Australia

5,000 bottles (3,750 litres)

13b

 Other Origin

13c

Auckland Red Blend OVER $25

1,000 bottles (750 litres)

13d

Hawke’s Bay Red Blend OVER $25

13e

Marlborough or Nelson Red Blend OVER $25

Class 14

OTHER REDS (SINGLE AND BLENDED) not specified in classes 10, 11, 12, 13 and 15

14a

New Zealand and Australia

3,500 bottles (2,625 litres)

14b

France

14c

Italy

14d

Other Origin

Class 15

WINES MARKETED AS LOWER OR REDUCED ALCOHOL

15a

Sparkling Wine

5,000 bottles (3,750 litres)

15b

White Wine

15c

Red Wine


Entries closed Friday 23 June.

All enquiries are welcome and can be directed to the Competition Director:

Rachel Touhey, Foodstuffs NZ

Phone 0272 163 986 or email nwwa@foodstuffs.co.nz or rachel.touhey@foodstuffs.co.nz