NZ National Wine Tasting Competition

  • Celia Hay

New Zealand Wine Tasting Competition 

This is a unique opportunity to bring people together to taste, learn and evaluate wines and have fun.

The New Zealand Sommeliers and Wine Professionals will hold a series of regional competitions in June/July 2021 with the National finals to be held in Auckland on Sunday 1st August 2021.

Regional dates:

Christchurch: Sunday 27 June 1.30 - 4.30pm  at Visions Restaurant, ARA

Central Otago: Monday 28 June 1.30 - 4.30pm at the Willow Room, Kinross, Gibbston Highway

Auckland: Sunday 4 July 1.30 - 4.30pm at New Zealand School of Food and Wine, Viaduct, Auckland

Martinborough: Monday 5 July 4.30 - 7.30pm Martinborough

Hawkes Bay: Monday 12 July 4.30 - 7.30pm at Oak Estate Wines,403 Ngatarawa Road

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How it works

Get together a group of 4 people to compete at your regional venue. 

Teams are presented with a series of 8 wines (4 white and 4 red) and asked 5 questions about each wine. Points are allocated for the correct answers with different weightings.  One member needs to download the APP Kahoot on their phone or laptop and this to the competition. Kahoot is free to register as we own a licence. The questions will be shared electronically. Time is limited.

The winning team from each regional competition will be awarded a $500 travel grant, sponsored by the Hospitality Training Trust,  to come to Auckland for the final on Sunday, 1 August 2021 to compete for the National Trophy at the New Zealand School of Food and Wine.

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