Medal Art

As a medal winner, you are entitled to use the relevant medal logo on your packaging, advertising and other material that promotes your winning product.

We recommend you use our foundational sponsor, Jamesprint Mildura, for the printing of your medals.

Medals can be shown at any size that suits your layout, but shouldn’t be shown smaller than 20mm in diameter. The links below include size and colour specifications. If unsure of usage permissions please contact us on info@aavws.com

Artwork for 2023 medal winners

Click here to download 2023 Gold medal artwork – For PRINT

Click here to download 2023 Gold medal artwork – For DIGITAL

Click here to download 2023 Silver medal artwork – For PRINT

Click here to download 2023 Silver medal artwork – For DIGITAL

Click here to download 2023 Bronze medal artwork – For PRINT

Click here to download 2023 Bronze medal artwork – For DIGITAL

Jamesprint is a valued partner of the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show. Providing all our printing needs. Talk to Chris about how he can assist yours.

AAVWS Awards Long Lunch

Hottest Ticket in Town
    Saturday 11th November

AAVWS Show Tasting

Benchmark your wines
    Saturday 11th November

AAVWS Talk and Taste

The Sustainable Alternative
    Friday 10th November

Alternative Reality

Book Launch and Dinner
    Friday 1st September

Viticulturist Award

Recognising the Growers
New since 2019

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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.”

Chocolate, Salt, Wine & Dine

After a two year hiatus that spoiled the AAVWS’s 20th birthday celebrations (thanks COVID) the team and wine-loving public was back in full-force for 2022. And, as the 2022 Fellow, early November saw me hop in the car and make the drive from Adelaide to Mildura. I arrived in the afternoon, in time to check-in […]

Meet the 2022 Fellow: Alex Prichard

After the disruption of the previous couple of years I am so excited to be heading to Mildura this November as the AAVWS Fellow. It is fantastic to feel like things are slowly returning to normal. I am a wine educator and retailer based in Adelaide. My business, Wine Academy, has been teaching WSET courses […]

Why Do We Love Fiano?

by Noah Ward, Unico Zelo It’s been at the core of our story ever since we began, this little white grape variety from Campania that we cherish. We have 6 – yes, 6 – different expressions of it that we make each year (not including things like Txak Atak and Off-White from our Funkworks side […]

Are we what the Stars & Stripes have been waiting for?

by Ashley Ratcliff, AAVWS President, Director of Ricca Terra Farms and 2015 Viticulturist of the Year This year I have travelled twice to the USA to showcase our wines. This somewhat daunting challenge has opened my eyes to a market that seems to be wanting more from Australia. Let’s face it, we are known for […]

The New Needs Friends

by Tim White, inaugural Chief of Judges of AAVWS and wine writer The wine in the glass had me puzzled. It smelled bit like Viognier in that it had luminous yellow smells of apricots; yet there was something also caramelised root vegetable-like which suggested a richer style of Grüner Veltliner. In the mouth it was […]

Meet the 2019 Fellow: Grant Scicluna

There is no denying the consumer thirst for alternative varieties. I observe it daily at Wine House Melbourne. The curious drinker wants a new experience as well as pleasure. However, this yearning has yet to fully infuse in the premium wine market’s high end, to whom an independent retailer like Wine House primarily caters. My […]

It’s Been One Hell of a Ride

by Jane Faulkner, AAVWS Chief of Judges 2012 – 2018 Assyrtiko. Nero d’Avola. Pavana. Savagnin under flor and subsequently, true albarino. Picpoul. Mencia. Extended skin-contact whites plus many more styles and varieties besides. If someone had told me in 2005 all those would one day feature at the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show, I might […]

Fortifieds – The Original Australian Alternative Variety Champions

by Simon Killeen of Simao and Co., AAVWS Committee Member When I was about five, I vividly remember driving in the vineyards with my dad, proudly announcing my understanding of the varieties we had planted.  I explained to him the wines they made. “Shiraz makes Shiraz, Muscat makes Muscat, Port makes… Where’s our Port planted?”  “There’s […]

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Diary of a Happy Wine Woman in Mildura

Picture yourself standing with some of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in the business of bringing alternative varieties to Australia. Look down at the dusty red earth and then up, along rows of vines with stakes meticulously recording variety, clone, count and source data. Listen in on discussions about requests from Italy for long […]

Happy Wine Woman is the 2018 AAVWS Fellow

Introducing, in her own words, Simone Madden-Gray as the 2018 AAVWS Fellow… Alternative grape varieties are occupying a greater share of the national vineyard, creating an exciting contrast to the traditional Australian offering and the AAVWS Fellowship offers an essential insight into this next chapter of Australian wine history. In my role as owner of Happy […]

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.”