Welcome to the Gisborne Regional Wine Awards

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Welcome to the
Gisborne Regional Wine Awards 2016

This year we will be celebrating our sixth Gisborne Regional Wine Awards. This event is certainly the highlight on the wine industry calendar celebrating our region’s “best of the best”, exciting developments and emerging varieties each year.

We also are introducing Gisborne’s Top Cellar Door Award which will showcase the tourism & retail side of our industry. This award recognises the regional cellar door that scores top marks across five elements from visual appeal, capacity to provide a great experience, knowledgeable and delivers a range of products and excellent customer service.

Register Your Interest to enter the Top Cellar Door here

We are going to be celebrating with wines that were produced in another outstanding yet challenging vintage in 2015. The winemakers are excited over the great Gisborne flavours and characters of the wines from this vintage.

This year sees the same stellar line up well renowned judges take local wines through the official “20 point wine judging criteria.” The winners will then be promoted as “the best of the best” to wine media. Gisborne Wine will also take the opportunity to celebrate our successes at our special awards evening open to both the industry and public.


The Gisborne Regional Wine Awards remains focused exclusively on Gisborne wines. It provides a selection process that ensures only the “best of the best” Gisborne wines are used to promote our wine region. Just as importantly, the Gisborne Regional Wine Awards is the event that attracts significant media focus and attention is given to our wines and wine region.