Entries are open for the 25th NSW Small Winemakers Show 2016 to be held at the Forbes Youth & Community Centre. Judging will commence on 22nd August and conclude on 24th August, while entries close on Monday, 11th July.
The show is open to all NSW and ACT wine producers that crush a maximum of 500-tonnes annually. The show is not open to any winery that is wholly owned or partowned by a large wine producer. The show has gone from strength to strength over the past 25 years. It grew from only 81 entries from 13 wine producers in 1991, to 580 entries from 91 wine producers in 2015.
To celebrate this special year of judging, some of the favourite judges and chairmen of the past 25 years were invited. Mike De Iuliis of De Iuliis Wines in Pokolbin returns as Chairman of Judges for the third year. He feels the show is more relevant today than it has ever been. “I think the longevity of the show is a testament to its relevance to the industry. It is such an invaluable tool for a small wine business to be able to have your wines assessed alongside your direct competitors.”
Wine Show President, Mark Watts, is also looking forward to the 25th year of the show and to welcoming back some familiar faces. The exhibitors’ tastings will be held on Friday, 26th August between 4.30 and 8.30pm at the Forbes Youth & Community Centre. The tasting will be open to the public from 6:30pm.
The presentation dinner, showcasing the trophy winning wines, will be held on Saturday, 17th September from 7pm at the Forbes Town Hall. For more information and entry forms go to the show website – www.nswwineshow.com.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org