Medal Art

Artwork for Medal stickers for the 2019 AAVWS is now available for download by exhibitors who have been awarded a medal in our 2019 show.

Click here to download 2019 Gold medal artwork

Click here to download 2019 Silver medal artwork

Click here to download 2019 Bronze medal artwork

Artwork for Medal stickers for the 2018 AAVWS is now available for download by exhibitors who have been awarded a medal in our 2018 show.

Click here to download 2018 Gold medal artwork

Click here to download 2018 Silver medal artwork

Click here to download 2018 Bronze medal artwork

Festa del Sangiovese

Tuscan Feast
Thursday 7 November  

AAVWS Talk and Taste

The Future is Now
Friday 8 November  

AAVWS Show Tasting

Over 800 unique wines
Saturday 9 November

AAVWS Awards Long Lunch

Hottest ticket in town
Saturday 9 November

AAVWS Fellowship

Applications Open
Closing 30 August
Apply Now

Changing the World

“The massive impact the AAVWS has had on wine production and consumption in Australia over the last 15 years is now flowing overseas as alternative varieties breathe new life into the UK market and add colour and excitement to the Australian offering.”

No Better Place

“I can think of no better place to be than in Mildura during the first week of November to take part in and celebrate the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show.”

Meet the inaugural AAVWS Fellow

My name is Sarah Limacher, I have the pleasure of being Group Sommelier for The Keystone Group, which based in Sydney operates 26 venues across Australia, our portfolio includes our 3 iconic wine bars The Winery Surry Hills, Gazebo and Manly Wine, restaurants such as Rushcutters, The Chophouse, Jamie’s Italian and Kingsleys, our members club […]

Paolo e Maria Bottin – We always walk away inspired.

It was the year 2004 that we first heard about the AAVWS and because of my interest in Alternative varieties we thought we’d go along and enter our Sangiovese which at the time only had it as a clean skin. We arrived on the Friday avo that 1st week of November. Back then the tasting […]

AAVWS The Grand Vision

A guest blog by Jeni and Burt Surmon, Mt Surmon Wines We had planted nebbiolo, pinot gris and viognier vines in our Clare Valley vineyard so the initial AAVWS in 1999 featuring sangiovese was of interest. We were delighted when the concept was broadened to include a large number of lesser known and unknown varieties. Many […]

The Inland Irrigated Areas and Italian Varietals

a presentation by Mark Walpole at the Long Italian Lunch & Sangiovese Awards, 6th November 1999. Introduction When people are talking about premium Italian varietal wines then in most cases people think Barolo, Barbaresco (both made from Nebbiolo); Chianti (from Sangiovese), Barbera, Pinot Grigio or possibly even blends including French varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon. In […]

The Original Long Italian Lunch & Sangiovese Awards

This is where it all started…  Pictured above are the founders of the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show; L-R Jenni Chalmers, Bruce Chalmers, Stefano de Pieri and the late Dr. Rod Bonfiglioli.  This shot was taken on the 6th November 1999 at the event which spawned the show, the Long Italian Lunch incorporating the Australian […]