The Cairns Show Wine Awards presented by Joe Vella Insurance Brokers


The Cairns Show Wine Awards wish to advise that after careful consideration and under the current restrictions in place, the Cairns Show Wine Awards, 10th - 13th June 2020, will be deferred to a later date.

 As our current situation unfolds, we will decide on a new Judging Show date and advise you accordingly. We will be as innovative as possible with regards to any restrictions which may still be in place and comply with regulations. Our Commitment is to the safety and peace of mind of all.

It is fantastice to see we already have entries, entry fees paid, wine received and safely stored. We look forward to, and our priority is, delivering another successful Wine Show later in the year for the industry we all love. Thank you to all our Australian and New Zealand Wineries, Sponsors, Judges, Stewards and Volunteers for you continued support to the Cairns Show Wine Awards and understanding in this unprecedented time. We will keep you updated.

Continue to be kind and supportive to each other.


The Cairns Show Wine Awards is once again presented by Joe Vella Insurance Brokers. It has become a feature on the Australian Wine Industry Calendar in June each year. The Awards, which focus attention on wine style, appropriate foods, and wine quality, are especially important in the far north of Australia with its strong tourism and hospitality industry. Absolute insistence upon internationally recognised judging criteria and highly-trained judges has brought credibility to the Cairns event. The Credibility of the event, recognised nationally within the industry is highlighted by the calibre of judges attracted to the event.

The focus of the show is not only to award Trophies and Medals to exceptional wines but also to promote the show in the local wine market and assist wineries with exposure in the region. After judging has finished the public are invited to attend our Public Tasting. Our aim is to educate the public, with wine appreciation workshops held throughout the day for those who wish to discover more about the industry.

The Annual Cairns Show Wine Awards presented by Joe Vella Insurance Brokers are unique in many aspects, and a highly recognised competition on the Australian wine calendar.

Please support our Corporate Sponsors Joe Valla Insurance Brokers; The Bungalow Tavern; Erscon Consulting Engineers; AAB Office Equipment; Trinity Engineering and Consulting; Stoddart Security Management; ; Complete Business Advisors and Accontants;  BizIT; Business and Leisure Travel; e-Wine Consult; Norlift; Arnel Fencing; Front Row Foto; Edmonton Plumbing


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

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