AAVWS Awards Long Lunch

Saturday 6th November 2021

Venue: Willow & Ivie, 256 Irymple Ave, Nichols Point

Time: 12.30pm arrival for 1pm – 5pm

Cost: $155

The Legendary AAVWS Awards Long Lunch is the event that steals the show.  Last year was the first time in 20 years that this legendary event didn’t happen, and while we got to see some of you online, we missed seeing all of your smiling faces in Mildura.  

We plan to make a come back!

The Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show legendary Awards Long Lunch is gearing up to be another delicious and unforgettable event this year. Join us at Willow and Ivie surrounded by vineyards and set amidst acres of gardens overlooking an ornamental lake. During the awards you’ll savour a five-course long lunch, passionately prepared by talented local chef Matt Morris, matched with exciting award-winning alternative variety wines from the 2020 AAVWS.

Situated 5kms from the CBD, you can get yourself to Willow & Ivie, or grab a seat on the bus departing from the Quality Mildura Grand Hotel around high noon.

Join us for what is sure to be a truly treasured, memorable long lunch as we celebrate 20 years of the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show.  

*Please note the AAVWS Awards Long Lunch event sells out very quickly, to avoid disappointment book ASAP.



We understand that gathering restrictions, border crossings and potential lockdowns may impact on staging our gathering events, but we are forging ahead with our fingers crossed.

If we sail into the finishing line without any hiccoughs, rest assured we will have a comprehensive COVID-19 Risk Management Plan to ensure your safety and adherence to all mandatory and sensible safety policies and procedures.

Conversely, if it comes to pass that we cannot stage the gathering events we will refund your tickets, apart from a small administration charge, but will go ahead with judging of the wines as we did against all odds in 2020.

Stay tuned, stay safe and stay positive.

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.”