QANTAS Wine Show of Western Australia
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Western Australia's premier Wine Show, judging exclusively Western Australian wines
Originating in Mount Barker in 1978, the Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia marks its 37th year of celebrating and judging the best of Western Australian grown wines. The 2014 Gala Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Perth signifies and celebrates the dedication, focus and commitment of the wine industry in Western Australia.
Beginning in 1978 as part of the Mount Barker and Districts Agricultural Show, the Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia has grown to become a separate and distinguished event which annually determines the best of Western Australian wines. From only six classes in 1978, the show now includes 45 classes and 20 trophies including the prestigious Qantas Award for Best Wine of Show.
2014 is an exciting year for the Wine Show. We welcome an esteemed line up of Judges, headed by Iain Riggs from Brokenwood Winery in the Hunter Valley, NSW. Iain is the Chairman of Judges for the Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show, and has a long history of educating and inspiring wine judges across Australia. Iain is supported by a strong panel of senior Judges; Vanya Cullen (WA), Diane Miller (WA)and Jane Faulkner (Vic). International Wine Buyer and educator, Chuck Hayward (USA) joins the team of judges this year also.
The Wine Show Committee has introduced the 100 point system of awarding Medals in 2014. This decision was taken in response to the Exhibitors desire to be able to promote their product effectively in a variety of markets.
Other developments for this year include the partnership with Liquor Barons which will see the Award Winning wines marketed to the public following the announcement of the winners. Print Hall will be hosting the Top 50 wine tasting event, including featuring Top Wines from the Show on their wine list.
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