Discover the best of Australia and New Zealand

Join us for the 2018 Boutique Awards Dinner at the elegant Manjits Wharf overlooking Darling Harbour.

Degustation Dinner

Nine of the most salient names names in the industry, together with three associates, have judged this year’s record breaking 1,100 entries and found the best wines that Australia and New Zealand Boutique wineries have to offer, and we want to share them with wine lovers of the nations.

Renown chef Varun Gujral has crafted a perfect four course degustation with the finest attention to the high-end culinary art, to appropriately complement the array of award winning blends and allow you to experience the complexities present in each wine class.

Discover ANZBWS

The Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers (AABW) & Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show (ANZBWS) were founded in 1996 by Ms Judith Kennedy AM to give a voice to the minority group in the wine industry. Its main purpose is one of marketing and information-sharing.

2018 sees a changing of the guard with Ross Anderson taking over the reins of this critically important wine show. Ross has worked with Judith closely over the past 10 years of the Boutique Show as well as its partner show – The Six Nations Wine Challenge ( and is looking to place increased focus on the small regional producers across both Australia & New Zealand.

Manjits Wharf

Overlooking Darling Harbour, the luxurious Manjits Wharf plays host to the awards dinner. Manjit’s was Australia’s first Indian Restaurant. Opening in Balmain in 1984, they are proud to have introduced Indian cuisine to one of the world’s most multicultural countries.

Manjits knew what they were doing back then, and they know what they’re doing now!

Event tickets

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        Wine Lovers Bundle

        • Winning Red Blend from the ANZBWS Competition
        • Winning White Blend from the ANZBWS Competition
        • Winning Red Blend from the Six Nations Wine Championship
        • Winning White Blend from the Six Nations Wine Championship
        • Single ticket to the ANZBWS Awards Dinner [ 14 September ]
        • Single ticket to the Six Nations Black Tie Awards Dinner [ 17 October]
        • Single ticket to the Thinkers and Drinkers Public Tasting [ 19 October ]

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        The Judges

        This prestigious competition was judged blind by nine of the most influential industry names from Australia and New Zealand, with three associates.

        Huon Hooke

        Sydney, NSW

          Toni Patterson MW

          Sydney, NSW

            Gary Baldwin

            Mornington Peninsula, VIC

              Peter Leske

              Sydney, NSW

                Andrew Thomas

                Hunter Valley, NSW

                  Nick Butler

                  Sydney, NSW

                    Mike De Iuliis

                    Sydney, NSW

                      Usher Tinkler

                      Hunter Valley, NSW

                        Rob Mack

                        Adelaide, SA

                          Justine Prior

                          Sydney, NSW

                            Andrew Day

                            Sydney, NSW

                              Greg Fitzsimmons

                              Sydney, NSW

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