The Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition Presented By The George (formerly known as the New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition) is back and in its 19th year. For 2021 we are very proud to announce that The George Hotel will be the Naming Sponsor of the Competition. In keeping with The George’s commitment to serving and celebrating New Zealand’s finest wines, in the most elegant of settings with the best of local and seasonal produce The George is proud to be the naming sponsor for the Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition.
We now accept all wine types, including non-aromatic varieties and organic wines. Additionally, we will be adding a ‘regional’ category to our Competition. Wine regions include Auckland (including Waiheke Island and Northland), Gisbourne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Marlborough, Tasman (including Nelson), Canterbury and Otago.
This competition is held in conjunction with the New Zealand Agricultural Show, New Zealand’s largest Agricultural and Pastoral Show.
Thank you to everyone who entered in the 2020 New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition, and the Canterbury Wine Competition. Judging took place on the 10th & 11th of October. In total, the competition received 313 entries and the judges awarded a total of 2 Trophies, 26 Gold, 81 Silver and 139 Bronze medals as well as 2 Canterbury Trophies, 12 Gold, 9 Silver and 29 Bronze.
Congratulations to all our winners.