The 2024 Australian Wine List of the Year Awards are now opened for entries with venue owners, sommeliers, and beverage directors are encouraged to gather their lists to present to the esteemed panel of Australian and international judges.

Entries close at midnight on Monday 13 May and it is recommended keen entrants visit to find out more.

Australia’s Wine List of the Year Founder Rob Hirst said: “We’re delighted to be opening up entries for our 31st year of Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards. The calibre of entries has continued to grow each year, and we are looking forward to wonderful results again in 2024.

“The recognition our winners received, amongst their peers and the public, following last year’s announcement was outstanding. The benefits for venues to take part in this competition can be invaluable in driving awareness and customers to your venue while also giving you tools to promote the hard work that goes into developing your beverage lists and cellars.”

The judging panel for the Awards comprises 30 wine industry professionals both in Australia and from around the world. The panel includes several Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, wine writers, wine judges, previous national Award winners, and other experienced professionals who work within the hospitality industry. Each list is rated on its content, balance, suitability to the venue, presentation and pricing, and all lists, big or small, are judged twice by the panel.

Lists are ranked from one to three glasses. The best of the best are then in contention to win the highly prized best in State/Territory, Type of Trade, Category Awards and, of course, Australia’s Wine List of the Year.

For the Category Awards, entrants can submit their lists in a diverse range of categories such as Best Listing of Wines by the Glass, Best Food and Wine Matching, Best New Wine List, and Best Small Wine List, also by beverage specialities and lists showcasing the wines from specific States/Territories or regions.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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