The Marlborough Wine Show was established in 2011 to demonstrate to international media and markets, the significant sub-regional and style diversity of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and to showcase the region’s wide range of other grape varieties and respective wine styles.

The 2020 Marlborough Wine Show

  • Entries Open 31 August 2020
  • Entries Close 25th September 2020
  • Wine Samples due 7th October 2020
  • Judging 14-16th October 2020
  • Industry Tastings 15-16th October 2020
  • Results Notified 23rd October
  • Celebration & Trophy announcements 30th October 2020
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Previous Winners

Chief Judge Oliver Masters spoke of the 2015 judging event, reporting that the 2015 Sauvignon Blancs were the strongest line-up of the varietal that he’d ever judged.

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The Marlborough Wine Show will continue to review and assess entries using three panels of experienced judges led by a respected industry chairperson and panel of expert senior and up-and-coming associate judges.  The show will reward top-performing wines with trophies, gold, silver and bronze medals. The show provides a relevant, credible platform for Marlborough producers to promote their wines and will also be a celebration of excellence – not only of Marlborough wines, but the local industry as a whole.

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2019 Trophy Results

Press Release 25 October, 2019 A Forrest of Trophies at Marlborough Wine Show Forrest Estate Wines are celebrating a hat-trick of trophies awarded at the recent Marlborough Wine Show. Not only did the company take out the QuayConnect Champion Wine of the Show with Forrest Pinot Noir 2017, they also were awarded the Classic Oak … Continue reading…

Wines to be sold for new industry support fund

Wine Marlborough continues the tradition established with the Marlborough Wine Show in selling down the remaining wines from the 2019 Marlborough Wine Show sponsored by QuayConnect and keeping the funds allocated to supporting people or organisations in the industry doing industry good activities. As we continue to make changes to the way we run the … Continue reading…

Entries open for 2019

Entries to the 2019 Marlborough Wine Show are now open! All entries must be completed online via the Wineshow website (link below). Legacy class and wine of provenance class entries are to be completed manually. View the entry details, schedule of classes and all entry forms online via the button below. Key dates for 2019: … Continue reading…

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