The Cairns Show Wine Awards


Presented by the Cairns Show Association and JVIB

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

Wine Judging

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

Click here to enter your wine into the 2024 Awards. 

Public Tasting

The Public Tasting will be held Saturday 22nd June 2024 in the De Jarlais Function Centre, Cairns Showgrounds, from 3pm to 6pm. Please note this event is strictly 18+. 

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 thorugh 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. Following the completion of the Judging Process the general public is invited to attend our Public Tasting event. Throughout the day, wine appreciation workshops are offered to educate those interested in delving deeper into the industry. 


Please support our Corporate Sponsors JVIB; Des & Margaret Tong; Biz IT; Edge Hill Accountancy; Rod & Naomi Stewart; Bromfield Swamp; ADS Injection; Cairns Dental Anaesthetic;Therese Plath Ray White South; FNQ Roar Media; e-Wine Consult; Edmonton Plumbing; CBC Staffing Solutions; Stoddart Security Management; Underwood Party HIre; Progig; Camco Television

Wine Awards News

Celebrating 31 Years

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.