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See some of our winning 2018 lists - Entries open for 2019 on 1st Feb

23 Jan 2019

We welcome your lists, large and small from restaurants, pubs, clubs and hotels in the 2019 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards presented with key media partners Gourmet Traveller WINE and Drinks Association and Event partner Vintec/Transtherm.

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EST WINS 2019 AUSTRALIA’S WINE LIST OF THE YEAR AWARDS

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Here is a selection of some of the winning lists from 2018.

Best City Restaurant Wine List – Aria Brisbane, QLD

Best Country Restaurant Wine List – The Barn Steakhouse, SA

Best Hotel Restaurant Wine List – Bert’s, NSW

Best Pub Restaurant Wine List – Crafers Hotel, SA

Best Club Restaurant Wine List – Newcastle Club, NSW

Best Wine Bar List – Bar Liberty, VIC

Best New List – Tony Hitchin Award – Dear Sainte Eloise, NSW

Best Small List (Max 50 Wines) – Harvest, NSW

Best Small List (Max 100 Wines) – Chiswick, Woollahra, NSW

 

2019 KEY DATES

ENTRIES OPEN – Friday 1st February 2019

ENTRIES CLOSE – Friday 8th March 2019

AWARDS PRESENTATION – Monday 22 July 2019

 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO WIN AN AWARD?

“Winning Wine List of the Year was an outstanding personal achievement for myself, the response from the public was greater than expected and one of the proudest professional achievements of my career.  The lustre and exposure for the restaurant was invaluable, I highly recommend entering this prestigious award!”  IAN TRINKLE, CREATOR 2018 WINE LIST OF THE YEAR FOR ARIA BRISBANE

 

BENEFITS FOR YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS

  • Recognition of your talents from peers, media and consumers.
  • Opportunity to drive exposure across traditional and digital media
  • Promote the quality of your list with your Glass rating, Awards Certificate and Awards Seal from Australia’s most highly regarded wine list awards.
  • Glass Ratings, Awards and a detailed Wine List review along with contact details are promoted on AWLOTY Awards website and Gourmet Traveller WINE website for 12 months – encouraging more customers to experience your list.
  • Confidential individual Wine List Judges Reports for award-winning Wine Lists, detailing opportunities to improve your list to increase your chances of winning higher level awards.

 

HOW ARE AWARDS JUDGED?

We have an extraordinary, independent panel of local and international judges – Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine and expert commentators all specially selected to maintain the integrity and independence of the Awards. The judges will assess each list based on the quality of the wines, the balance of choice, the design and presentation of the list, and the suitability of the wines to the style of cuisine.

See Judging Criteria – Here

 

WHAT DOES IT COST TO ENTER?

EARLY BIRD AND MULTIPLE ENTRIES

  • For entries received between Friday 1st February and Sunday 24th February and for organisations submitting 5 Entries or more, the 2019 Entry Fee remains at  $150 + GST

ALL OTHER ENTRIES

  • For Entries received from Monday 25th February up to Friday 8th March the 2019 Entry Fee is $175 + GST.

 

OUR 26th YEAR

Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards were established in 1994 to recognise and reward the enormous investment by owners and sommeliers in time, skill and resources that go into developing the best quality wine lists and to also recognise and reward the dedicated owners and talented sommeliers creating those lists for Australia’s restaurants, hotels, clubs, wine bars, pubs, cafes and brasseries – large and small.

We are excited by the lift in Australian Wine List standards which parallel the equally outstanding increase in the standard of the menus offered and the standard of service delivered in restaurants, pubs, clubs, hotels, and wine bars across the country.

From only 10 Three Glass Awards in 1994 to just shy of 150 in 2018, the increase has been outstanding – to the delight of our ever more discerning consumers – both local and international.

In 2018, Aria, Brisbane, QLD was named Australia’s Wine List of the Year and around the country winners from every State were celebrated. The type of trade winners also recognised included the Best City and Country Restaurants, Best Hotels, Pubs, Clubs and Wine Bars, down to the Best Small List (Max 50 wines).

Enter from 1 February 2019 winelistoftheyear.com.au

GOOD LUCK!

Results will be published in the August/September 2019 issue of drinks trade and Gourmet Traveller WINE magazines.

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