Australian Sparkling Wine Show

For Australian Sparkling Wine Producers

Australia's Best Bubbles

Recognising Australia's Best Sparkling Wine Producers

The Australian Sparkling Wine Show is the only wine show in Australia dedicated to sparkling wines. We are proud to recognise the wonderful achievements of our sparkling winemakers and the teams behind their wines.

What's in it for Sparkling Wine producers?

The Australian Sparkling Wine Show is recognised nationally and finalists and award winners can use this recognition to help them forge new customer relationships.

Importantly, as a Trophy, Gold or Silver Medal Winner, you will qualify to enter the exclusive National Wine Show in Canberra.

Along with benchmarking your wines with the best from Australia, the ASWS gives you the opportunity to network with other winemakers, industry experts and suppliers.

How to Enter the Show and Key Dates

Entry to the Australian Sparkling Wine Show requires you to complete an entry form and submit it by the due date.

Key Wine Show Dates

  • Entries Open: 14th June 2021
  • Entries Close: 23rd July 2021
  • Delivery of Entries: by 30th July 2021
  • Judging: 16th-17th August 2021
  • Trophy Presentation & Exhibitor/Trade Tasting: Thursday 19th August 2021 – Cumulus Up, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

ENTRY FEES and minimum requirements

An entry fee of $65.00 is payable per exhibit. The ASWS is not registered for GST.

There are no limits to the number of entries in any class.

The minimum quantity to qualify for entry to all classes of the ASWS is 40 dozen bottles (or equivalent) of tiraged stock, either disgorged, on lees or finished.

Exhibits must be from a batch of finished bottle product (labelled or not).

2021 Wine Classes

  1. Extended Yeast Age: Sparkling White and Rose, bottle fermented, Classic varieties, >60 months tirage age
  2. Sparkling White, Classic varieties, bottle fermented 24-60 months tirage age
  3. Sparkling White, Classic varieties bottle fermented <24 months tirage age
  4. Sparkling Rose, Classic varieties
  5. Prosecco (>85% Prosecco varieties)
  6. Open Sparkling Class, not eligible for classes 1-5
  7. Sparkling Red

Please see attached for further explanations on classes  2021 Australian Sparkling Wine Show classes

2021 ASWS trophy presentations and wine tasting will be at Cumulus Up wine bar in Melbourne.

Sarah Andrew wine show judge 2020

What Happens After You Enter

Once your entry is received, the Show Committee will review it to ensure are details are correct for eligibility into the selected class. You will receive confirmation and an invitation to the annual show.

Sample Deliveries

Before sending samples, sample labels will be sent to all entrants for each sample via email.

Remove sparkling hoods from your sample bottles before sending.

HOW WE JUDGE YOUR SPARKLING WINES

The ASWS proudly adheres to the 2020 ASVO Wine Show Best Practice Recommendations for Wine Show Judging Impartiality and Code of Conduct.

Our judging panel judges each wine independently in its class, on its own merit, qualities and attributes.

Australia has a mature wine industry with a range of highly knowledgeable winemakers, sommeliers, media and industry specialists. We are fortunate to have a highly qualified group of rotating judges to award our best wines across all of our wine classes.

Time Lapse Wine Judging Video

Here is a 20 second time lapse video of our 2019 Australian Sparkling Wine Show judging. Touch or click on the image to begin playing.

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