Winemakers are encouraged to get their entries in for the 2017 New World Wine Awards, the wine show with a unique point of difference from others in its focus on wines that are affordable and accessible. Now in its 15th year and one of New Zealand’s largest and most influential wine shows, entries continue to increase each year as awareness grows among wineries of the benefits that success at this competition brings.

In addition to the distinction of an award that judges quality using the same internationally recognised 100-point system as other leading wine shows, winning wines are guaranteed national distribution and extensive promotion, driving sustained sales.

The wines are judged by an independent panel of expert wine judges, which entered must retail for $25 or less and there must be at least 5,000 bottles (or 3,500 for niche varietals) available for sale through New World supermarkets nationwide. Entries close on Friday 23 June.