Shipping to NWAC 2014 Guidelines

**Please note:  Shipping to the Eastern and Western consolidation points will not begin until March 20, 2014.** You may register and enter your wines now, but please do not ship them until March 20, 2014.

Judging for the WineAlign 2014 National Wine Awards of Canada will take place from Saturday, June 21 through Wednesday, June 25 at the Penticton Lakeside Resort, Penticton, British Columbia.

NOTE: There is NO limit on the number of wines any single winery may enter.

If you require any further assistance please contact Sarah Goddard at [email protected] .

Number of bottles

Registrants are required to ship three 750mL or six 375mL bottles of wine (or equivalent volume) per entry to allow for multiple rounds of tasting. Wineries submitting cork finished bottles should consider submitting four samples to avoid any risk of  TCA taint leaving them with insufficient bottles to compete.

Shipping Wine to the National Wine Awards of Canada


If you think your wines might not make it to the Western consolidation point by the deadline, June 13, 2014, please contact [email protected].

Please send wines to:

WineAlign – National Wine Awards of Canada (NWAC)
c/o ContainerWorld
333 Penno Rd.
Kelowna, British Columbia
V1X 7W5

  • For inquiries regarding shipping to the Western Consolidation Point, please contact: Sophia Wu at 604-276-1334 or [email protected]
  • Receiving hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
  • Delivery deadline for the Western Consolidation point is 3:30 pm Friday, June 13, 2014.
  • Drop-offs welcome


The Eastern consolidation point is now closed – do not send wines to this location now.  You can still send wines to the Western consolidation point mentioned above.


WineAlign – National Wine Awards of Canada (NWAC)
c/o Borderline Systems
140 Cushman Rd.
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2M 6T6

  • For inquiries regarding shipping to the Eastern Consolidation Point, please contact: Erin Shepard at 905-687-4014 ext: 221 or [email protected]
  • Receiving hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday
  • Delivery deadline for the Eastern Consolidation point is has been extended to 3:30 pm Wednesday, May 28, 2014.
  • Drop-offs welcome

Packaging Instructions

Package your wine carefully in sturdy boxes, preferably in cardboard shipping packs or, if necessary, Styrofoam shipping packs. Wines delivered locally to the consolidation points will be packed on pallets and shipped via truck to the competition. Extensive packaging will not be required for those wines. All others should be packed in shipping cases.

Please avoid using non-recyclable packaging. Do not use Styrofoam chips and difficult to open bubble wrap wherever possible. There is no need to include technical sheets, brochures, or packing lists inside the sample boxes.

Please clearly mark two sides of every shipping carton with the initials NWAC and your winery name.

Lost or Damaged Wines

The National Wine Awards assumes no responsibility for wine damaged or lost during shipment to consolidation point.

Entry fees will not be refunded for broken, lost or incorrect wine shipments.

Entry fees will not be refunded for any wine received after the receipt deadline.

Late Wine Shipments

If you anticipate that some of your samples will arrive after the shipping deadline to either consolidation point, please contact Sarah Goddard at [email protected] immediately to make appropriate arrangements for processing your wines prior to the competition.

Wines that arrive after the shipping deadlines and without prior arrangements made with the NWAC administration will not be eligible for any refunds or returns.

Any wines that arrive after judging begins on June 21 are disqualified from the competition and NO refund will be made for such wines.

Questions or comments?  Contact us:  [email protected]