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 2019 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 2019 Champions

The below wines represent the best in their class.
Domain Thomson Surveyor Thomson 2015

Domain Thomson Surveyor Thomson 2015

Champion Pinot Noir

Our 2019 Champion Pinot Noir, and Riedel Wine of the Show. Domain Thomson's Surveyor Thomson Central Otago Pinot Noir came out on top of this years largest varietal class.

Tapi 2018

Tapi 2018

Champion Sauvignon Blanc

2019's champion Sauvignon Blanc, hailing from the modern home of Savvy B, Marlborough. Vibrant and fruity, yet elegant and refined this wine is well worthy of champion status among a tough field.

Amisfield Lowburn Terrace  2018

Amisfield Lowburn Terrace 2018

Champion Riesling

Central Otago's Amisfield Lowburn Terrace 2018 Riesling is our 2019 Champion Riesling. Medium sweet, but still crisp and clean, a true champion drop.

Giesen The Fuder Clayvin 2015

Giesen The Fuder Clayvin 2015

Champion Chardonnay

An absolute powerhouse of a Chardonnay. Our champion Chardonnay two years on the trot, this is a wine not to be missed.

Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Reserve 2016

Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Reserve 2016

Champion Syrah

Stonecroft's first year entering the Organic Wine Awards and straight in with a champion Syrah. This Hawke's Bay wine means business.

Terrace Edge 2018

Terrace Edge 2018

Champion Rose

Terrace Edge is such a consistently high performer, and this Rose is a credit to this North Canterbury winery.


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.

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…

2019 Results

We are please to announce the results of the 2019 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…

2018 Library Stock (2013 Vintage) Results

To download the full awards release please click here    Champion Chardonnay: Rock Ferry Corners Vineyard Chardonnay 2013 Champion Pinot Noir: Domaine-Thomson “Surveyor Thomson” Single Vineyard  Pinot Noir 2013 Champion Sauvignon Blanc: Rock Ferry Corners Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Read more…