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.

Mission

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.

Results

See who made the cut, the very best New Zealand organic wines. Click to see the 2019 results.

Stance

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.

Sponsors

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.

Vintec

Vintec

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.

Electrolux

Electrolux

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.

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…

Amisfield Lowburn Terrace 2018

Wine: Amisfield Lowburn Terrace 2018 RieslingAwarded:  Champion Riesling & Gold. Region: Central OtagoWebsite: https://amisfield.co.nz/wines/Recommended glassware: To maximise the enjoyment of this wine we recommend drinking from Riedel’s Veritas Riesling glasses. Notes: The Lowburn Riesling, the sweeter of Amisfield’s two Read more…

Organic Branding

Let me set the scene on this one. I was recently enjoying a glass of wine with a friend, who, knowing I favour an organic drop, proudly produced a bottle of ‘organic wine’. The wine Read more…

Domaine Thomson Surveyor Thomson Pinot Noir 2015

Wine: Domaine Thomson Surveyor Thomson Pinot Noir 2015Awarded:  Riedel Wine of the Show 2019, Champion Pinot Noir & Gold. Region: Central OtagoWebsite: https://www.domainethomsonwines.comRecommended glassware: To maximise the enjoyment of this wine we recommend drinking from Riedel’s Veritas Read more…

Greystone Pinot Gris 2018

Wine: Greystone Pinot Gris 2018Awarded:  Champion Pinot Gris & Gold 2019Region: North CanterburyWebsite: https://www.greystonewines.co.nz/Recommended glassware: To maximise the enjoyment of this wine we recommend drinking from Riedel’s Veritas Viogner/Chardonnay glasses. Notes: A Stunning Pinot Gris from this Read more…