Wine producers from across New South Wales are encouraged to enter their favourite wines into the 26 annual ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards, with entries closing on 20 August 2021.
The award organisers have decided to go ahead with this year’s awards despite the lockdown and COVID-19 challenges currently gripping Greater Sydney and surrounding areas.
President of the NSW Wine Industry Association, Mark Bourne said: “Whilst we are in challenging times, we are very determined to continue to showcase the quality and diversity of wines produced across our State’s 16 great wine regions and to celebrate the hard work of NSW’s wine producers and once again prove why NSW is Australia’s first state of wine.
“Thanks to our partnership with the International Convention Centre Sydney, who provide us with a safe and stunning venue for the judging, trade tastings and presentations, we are looking forward to holding a successful Awards in 2021.”
The judging panel for this year’s awards will be led by new Chief Judge, Nick Spencer, who has assembled a leading and experienced panel of judges.
Bourne added: “We have contingency plans and options organised so the important judging process can take place under appropriately safe conditions, with the awards presentation currently scheduled for Friday 15th October 2021 at the stunning ICC Sydney venue.
“We urge all NSW wineries to enter their wines, as these awards are one of the most successful opportunities to help increase public and trade brand awareness and open doors to genuine commercial opportunities.”
As well as the chance to win a bronze, silver or gold medal, the Awards also present trophies for the overall best wines in class, including the ultimate title of ‘NSW Governor’s 2021 Best Wine in NSW’. The award for the best wine in NSW will be presented by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC.
All Awards Rules & Regulations, plus the online entry system, can be found on the NSW Wine Industry Association website.