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Sydney International Wine Competition 2016

Award Winning Wines from the 2016 Competition

To allow wine lovers to order before Christmas, the 2016 Award winning wines can be seen on the Competition's website.

Full details of the wines, judging notes, matching dishes etc will be available in the New Year.

In the interim, if you click on the wines you will be taken to the wineries website.

All the results are now with the 2016 Award winners. Don't be surprised to see the 2016 trademark bottle medallions appearing on retailers and supermarket shelves.

The award winners for each style category account for only the top 15%, the cream of the maximum 2,000 entries we can accept for each annual Competition. No matter whether they have been awarded a TOP1OO/Blue Gold, Blue Gold, or Gold they are excellent wines.  The judges are seldom unanimous in their opinions, but their combined scores determine the awards.


Two Sessions, each exhibiting all 2016 Competition Award winners, will be held at The Menzies Hotel, Carrington Street Sydney, Saturday, February 6. Click HERE for your on-line Booking Form.
As a Christmas special, order two or more tickets before Christmas and you will get a 10% discount.
What a perfect present for the wine lover!!!

CHAIRMAN OF Judges' Comments

The 2016 Competition's website is currently under construction.
Meantime, here below is a LINK that will take you to Chairman of Judges report for the 2016 Competition.

8 December 2015:

The Sydney International Wine Competition (SIWC) produced an illustrious list of medal winners, with 'diversity' of wine regions and wine varieties key features of the 36th annual competition.

A total of 1812 wines from nine countries were entered into this year's competition, with 100 different grape varieties and blends represented.

New Zealand once again dominated the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir varieties, while Australia led the way with Shiraz and Cabernet, and France confirmed its world-leading position in sparkling wines, with the 2005 Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage taking out the Best Wine of Competition.

'Emerging' grape varieties featured prominently in the Trophies list, with the Peter Lehmann H & V Tempranillo 2014 taking out two trophies, the Chairman of Judges' trophy was awarded to a Waimea Gruner Veltliner, and Portugal's Casa Santos Lima, Companhia das Vinhas SA LAB Red was also recognised with a trophy.

Read the rest of Peter Hooke's story, here

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