The Cairns Show Wine Awards


Presented by the Cairns Show Association and Regional Insurance Brokers

Our Mission Statement: To examine Wine Quality and Style in the context of a tropical location.

Wine Judging

If you would like to enter your wine into the 2024 Awards, click here.

Entries close Friday 31st of May, 2024 at 5pm.

Wine Judging will commence Wednesday 19th through to Friday 21st June, 2024. 

Public Tasting

After judgement day, the De Jalais Function Centre at the Cairns Show Grounds, will be open to the public to taste.

This will be held Saturday 22nd of June, 2024 from 3pm til 6pm (Strictly 18+ event). 

Throughout the day, wine appreciation workshops will be offered to educate those interested in delving deeper into the wine industry.


Public Tasting Tickets


* Physical tickets will not be issued; instead, your email confirmation will serve as your tickets. For those who have purchased group tickets, only one confirmation will be provided. Upon arrival at the Public Tasting, we'll check off names from a Guest List.


About the Awards

The Awards has become a prominent fixture on the Australian Wine Industry Calendar, held annually in June. The Awards shine a spotlight on wine style, appropriate food pairings, and overall wine quality. Their significance is particulary notable in the Far North of Australia, a region known for its robust tourism and hospitality industry. 

The event's reputation has been built on a firm commitment to internationally recognised judging criteria and the participation of high-trained Judges, lending creditability to the Cairns Show Wine Awards. The national recognition within the industry is evident form the calibre of Judges attracted to the event. 

While the primary focus of the Awards is to acknowlege exceptional wines through the awarding of Trophies and Medals, it also aims to promote the event within the local wine market and provide exposure for wineries who enter. The Wine Awards are beneficial as they provide a platform for vintners to showcase their craftmanship, foster industry standards, and offer consumers insights into the diverse world of wines.



Please support our Corporate Sponsors!

Regional Insurance Brokers; BizIT; Norlift; Edge Hill Accountancy; Stay Cairns Northern Beaches; ADS Injection; Rod & Naomi Stewart Water Truck; Des & Margaret Tong; Cairns Dental Anaesthetic Centre; Bromfield Swamp; FNQ Roar Media; Therese Plath Ray White South; AAB Equipment Pty Ltd; Complete Business Advisors and Accountants; CBC Staff Selection; Ochre Restaurant & Catering; Lighthouse Co.; CashCor Engineering; James Coll; and Andrew Corrigan.

From Naming Rights, to Category and Trophy Naming, there are many different levels of Sponsorship available - help bring this event to life, contact the Cairns Show Association today if you'd like to sponsor the Wine Awards 2025!

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Our Focus

1. Judge and make awards to exceptional wines.

2. Examine wine styles in the context of food matching in a tropical location.

3. Spread awareness by communicating these results to the local hospitality industry and public.