The New World Wine Awards was launched in 2003 with the unique objective of finding the best quality affordable and available wines for consumers. This means that every wine entered into the competition by wineries from New Zealand and overseas must retail below a certain price and have a minimum quantity of stock available. The Top 50 ranked wines are sold in every liquor-selling New World store nationwide, which is a great result for consumers and the winning wineries.
The price point has shifted over the years from wine retailing under $20 to under $25, and the volume requirements have adjusted to meet increasing demand from customers seeking out top drops at great prices. However the objective remains the same with customers looking forward to the results announcement each year.
Below are the historic results of the New World Wine Awards judging. Unfortunately results from 2003 to 2007 are not available.