2011 Entries now open

29 July 2011

Entries are now open for the 2011 Air New Zealand Wine Awards. This competition has been running for over 30 years with 2011 marking the 25th year that Air New Zealand has been involved as the naming rights sponsor. “The fact that Air New Zealand has reached this milestone is further cause for celebration this year,” said Mr Yorke.

Organised and owned by New Zealand Winegrowers, the Air New Zealand Wine Awards is the country’s most prestigious wine competition, and regarded as the official competition of the New Zealand wine industry.

All 2010 and 2011 vintage wines entered into the competition are required to be 100 per cent sustainably produced. New Zealand Winegrowers’ global marketing director Chris Yorke says this commitment, along with the New Zealand wine industry’s other sustainability initiatives, signals our continuing focus on the environmental integrity of New Zealand wines.

To enter the 2011 Air New Zealand Wine Awards click here.

International Judges
The Air New Zealand Wine Awards is an independent competition with a rigorous judging process undertaken by a panel of international and local judges.

Mr Yorke said this year’s awards have again attracted some of the world’s top judges.

“Every year the calibre of judges continues to be high – this year is no different. Given their collective experience, we’re excited by the prospect of what these judges will bring to the competition in 2011,” Mr Yorke said.

Judges for 2011 include: