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Wine Awards

For 143 years, thousands of Australian winemakers have entered the nationally esteemed Royal Queensland Wine Awards (RQWA) – the first capital city wine show held in Australia each year and the first to judge the new season’s vintage. Built upon longstanding traditions celebrating excellence in wine, this prestigious show continues to garner success by paying close attention to consumer interest and current industry trends. 

In 2022, Chief Judge Tom Carson will lead a team of expert wine judges from across the nation to benchmark exhibits against their peers in Australian wine. 

The recipient of the 2022 Angelo Puglisi Grand Champion Wine trophy will receive a $12,000 fellowship to further their knowledge of the national and international wine industry, with fellowship funds to be used for travel, training and education. 

The RQWA continues to embrace its role assisting exhibitors to realise the commercial potential of their achievements. Post judging, wines will be showcased to consumers at Grape Grazing by Night on Friday 15 July 2022. Opportunities will be offered to exhibitors to showcase their own wines on the night and to engage directly with over 900 Brisbane wine enthusiasts. 



Entries Open
7 February 2022
Entries Close
27 May 2022
Grape Grazing By Night
15 July 2022, 6pm - 9pm

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