2013 RESULTS
The 2013 Show finished on a high note with patrons enjoying a sell out Awards Long Lunch at Trentham Estate Winery where winners were rewarded and we continued the fun on a trip home on the Paddle Steamer Mundoo.
All records are broken
'In a time when many Wine Shows are reporting decreasing entry numbers, the record number of entries for the 2013 AAVWS is confirmation of the esteem that winemakers hold this show in'. Chair, Louisa Rose
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". Jane Faulkner, Chief of Judges.
AAVWS Database Project
The AAVWS's new online entry and result search system has been custom made especially for our show and is the most comprehensive collation of information about alternative variety wines in the country.

 

 

 

 
 

 

More than just a wine show

The Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show is committed to exploring the growing, making, marketing and drinking of these exciting new wines.

We provide an alternative to mainstream wine shows, a dedicated forum for alternative or emerging wine varieties and encourage alternative, more cutting edge judging procedures.

In 1999 Stefano de Pieri and Bruce Chalmers along with Dr. Rod Bonfiglioli, initiated the Sangiovese Awards and continued in 2000 with the Australian Italian Wine Show. Following the success of these shows, the first Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show was held in Mildura in November 2001

Stay tuned and watch this space

Entries open soon with a new look website, upgraded entry details and exciting news about the November events in Mildura.

2014 dates

Entries Open: late July
Event Tickets on sale: August
Entrant Closing Date: 19 September
Wine Delivery Closing Date: 24 October
Judging Date: 5-7 November
Talk and Taste: 7 November
Tasting Date: 8 November
Awards Long Lunch: 8 November

 

The 2013 AAVWS awards and sponsors

The Dr. Rod BONFIGLIOLI BEST WINE OF THE SHOW
Sponsored by Chalmers Wines Australia 

BEST RED WINE
Sponsored by Quality Hotel Mildura Grand

BEST WHITE WINE
Sponsored by Jamesprint

BEST RED ITALIAN VARIETAL
Sponsored by Orlando Wines 

BEST WHITE ITALIAN VARIETAL
Sponsored by Mildura Brewery

CHAIRMAN'S WINES TO WATCH
Sponsored by Yalumba Nursery

BEST BLEND
Sponsored by Casella Wines

BEST COMMERCIAL VOLUME (min. 5000 cases)
Sponsored by The Mangan Group

BEST SPANISH VARIETAL
Sponsored by MoVida

BEST ROSÉ
Sponsored by Tasco Inland

BEST NEBBIOLO
Sponsored by Riedel Glassware

HIGHEST SCORING MURRAY DARLING REGION WINE
Sponsored by Sunraysia Cellar Door 

STEWARDS CHOICE AWARD
Sponsored by Macquarie Agricultural

BEST ORGANIC WINE
Sponsored by Morellofert

 See winners here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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