Gilmours International Wine Competition 2023

The Gilmours International Wine Competition is now in its third year and is already attracting a selection of top quality, international wines that are available in New Zealand.

This competition offers wineries an opportunity to take part in the only business-to-business international wine competition in New Zealand, enabling them to get their wine in front of our Foodservice customers.

Our goal is to create a list of the “Best in Class” international wines that have been judged by a highly acclaimed panel that would sit proudly on any of our customers' wine lists. We have been pleased to see this year some of our previous entrants as well as many new wineries and distributors showcasing an exciting and diverse range of international wines for us to offer our customers.

A two-day judging event run by Chief Steward Jo Gear will take place in March, with all wine entries blind tasted and judged based on their style, region, and vintage. 

Chaired by Emma Jenkins (Master of Wine) along with Sam Kim (Wine Orbit) and Jane Skilton (Master of Wine), our highly respected judging team have extensive international wine experience and we are very privileged to have them working with us.

The winning wines will then be available in all our stores from 22 May 2023.

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