The Cairns Show Wine Awards presented by Joe Vella Insurance Brokers

Judging of the 2017 Cairns Show Wine Awards presented by Joe Vella Insurance Brokers will be held from Wednesday 14th through to Friday 16th June 2017.         

Award Categories

  • Sparkling Wine                                                                                   
  • White Wine: Fragrant & Aromatic Wine
  • White Wine: Light to Medium Bodied
  • White Wine: Dry Full Bodied
  • Rose & Light Red Wines
  • Pinot Noir
  • Medium Bodied Red Wine
  • Full Bodied Red Wine
  • Dessert Wines
  • Fortified Wines
  • Wines Of Provenance

Wine Awards Schedule 

Conditions of entry and categories. Please read and select the relevant Category and Sub Category before entering.

pdf Wine Schedule 2017

Closing Dates

Entries and Shipments Close - Wednesday 31st May 2017

No Late entries will be accepted so please ensure that your wine has arrived by the closing date.

Enter The Competition

There are two ways that you can enter the Cairns Show Wine Awards presented by Joe Vella Insurance Brokers

  1. The easiest way is to enter using our Online Cairns Show Wine Awards Entry Form, OR
  2. Download and print the pdf Entry Form 2017.pdf and return it to The Cairns Show Association with payment either in person or by mail.

Stewards

The Cairns Show Wine Awards committee is currently seeking expression of interest for stewards. Cairns_Show_Wine_Awards-169

Our aim for stewards is not only to provide an experience but to provide an opportunity to gain an insight into wine judging. Our Stewards are encouraged to shadow our judges and learn how to taste wine this experience allows the steward to observe and receive education in wine and can lead to the opportunity to become an associate judge.

Please apply by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it stating your interest and any relevant experience.

Associate Judges

The Cairns Show Wine Awards Committee is seeking local judges for the Cairns Show Wine Awards presented by Joe Vella Insurance Brokers.

Interested participants will probably be working in the Cairns region hospitality industry or be amateur wine enthusiasts. Here is your chance to take part and learn about wine quality and judging. An associate judge will already have good wine knowledge and be familiar with wine tasting.

Please apply by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it stating your interest and any relevant experience.

More Information

Please contact Heather Coulson via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone (07) 4042 6630.