In an exciting new partnership for 2018 the New Zealand Organic Wine Awards has signed a multi year agreement with Riedel, the wine glass company (RSN New Zealand). The partnership will see Riedel as 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.
Tasting notes on the NZ Organic Wine Awards website will recommend the perfect Veritas varietal specific glass to match each wine.

In addition to this Riedel will be providing decanter trophies for NZ Organic Wine Awards accolades to be referred to as ‘Riedel Wine of the Show’ and ‘Riedel Winery of the year’. We think this will provide a real boost to the accolades, and will reward the winery with a trophy to proudly display at their cellar door.

This partnership represents the growing maturity of the wine awards as we prepare to launch for our fifth annual awards, allowing us to grow the audience of the awards whilst retaining our independence and stance on organic wine. We hope to be able to announce another strategic partnership in early 2018 which will allow us the opportunity to conduct tasting evenings in order to further promote medal winning organic wine throughout NZ.

The 2018 NZ Organic Wine Awards will launch in early March 2018 with, with judging and results being published in May.

For more information on the Organic Wine Awards see our website


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