About us

The NZ organic wine awards are New Zealand's only wine show dedicated to organic and biodynamic wines. The awards were founded in 2014 and continue to grow each year.


Our goal is simple. We seek to increase the market share of organic wine in New Zealand and internationally. We want to do this by promoting the best that NZ has to offer, helping consumers to identify and select a quality organic wine.


See who made the cut, the very best New Zealand organic wines. Click to see the 2020 results.


We come from a consumer background, and this gives us a unique perspective on wine shows, and the organic sector. We use this viewpoint to form the basis of our awards.

Meet our 2020 Champions

The below wines represent the best in their class.


Our awards are operated by volunteers and do not receive any generate any revenue, we rely on the generation donations of our sponsors to help keep our costs low.
Riedel NZ

Riedel NZ

Exclusive glassware sponsor

Riedel are the exclusive glassware provider for the event, including judging and tasting sessions. Judging will be completed using the Riedel Overture Magnum glasses, which by many are considered to be the industry standard for wine judging.



Wine refrigeration

Vintec (Distributed by Electrolux NZ) craft premium wine refrigeration solutions. We are proud to work alongside Vintec to ensure all our judged wine is stored in a stable environment and judged at the optimum temperature.



Appliance Sponsor

Electrolux NZ kindly supply appliances required throughout the NZ Organic Wine Awards, we are very grateful for their assistance.

News and Tasting Notes

Our most recent news and tasting notes, from the best of the awards. For further tasting notes, select 'wines' from the menu.

2020 Results

We are please to announce the results of the 2020 NZ Organic Wine Awards. Many thanks to all of the vineyards who participated in this years awards, as well as judges and other volunteers who Read more…

2019 Vintage Wine Awards (2014) Results

To download the full awards release please click here  Champion Chardonnay: Carrick Bannockburn Chardonnay 2014 Champion Pinot Noir: Quartz Reef Bendigo Single Ferment Pinot Noir 2014 Champion Sauvignon Blanc: Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Champion Riesling: Carrick Bannockburn Read more…

Giesen The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay 2015

Wine:  Giesen The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay 2015 Awarded:  Champion Charonnay & Gold 2019Region: MarlboroughWebsite:  https://giesen.co.nz/ Recommended glassware: To maximise the enjoyment of this wine we recommend drinking from RIEDEL Veritas Oaked Chardonnay glasses. Notes: Champion Chardonnay 2 Read more…

Tapi Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Wine: Tapi Sauvignon Blanc 2018Awarded:  Champion Sauvignon Blanc & Gold. Region: MarlboroughWebsite: http://www.tapiwines.com/Recommended glassware: To maximise the enjoyment of this wine we recommend drinking from Riedel’s Veritas Sauvignon Blanc glasses. Notes: It’s not often that a wine appears from Read more…