National Wine Awards of Canada 2014 (NWAC)


The results are in! Click here for all details and winners!



The WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada (NWAC) are held annually in June. Each year the country’s leading wine writers and judges gather somewhere in Canadian wine country to evaluate wines grown in Canada. They award Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in some two dozen categories, with medal rankings further determining Winery of the Year and the country’s Top Twenty wineries.

The 2014 tastings will take place June 21 – 25 at Penticton, British Columbia in the center of the Okanagan Valley.

”The goal of ‘The Nationals’ is to bring together the best of Canadian wines and Canadian wine critics under one roof,” says Anthony Gismondi, co-head judge and a WineAlign principal critic. “Each year, and this is the 14th, the competition presents a snapshot in time of the state of Canadian wine. The results are an invaluable guide for consumers and producers when it comes to finding out who is making the best wine in the country.”

Speaking of results, we will continue to speed up the process of getting the results out sooner than ever to maximize your ability market your wines and wineries throughout the busy fall season. Full results, including Canadian Winery of the Year, will be published on WineAlign near the end of July 2014.

Those interested in the National Wine Awards of Canada can follow the judges, see their reactions to all the wines, and gain greater insight into the week’s activities via the Twitter hashtag: #NWAC14.

Last year we instituted the first full integration of the results into the WineAlign website, in effect creating a lasting virtual medal for all winning participants.  Like last year, the plan in 2014 is post all silver, gold, and platinum wine notes and to share the winning results in a special feature section of the National Post’s Financial Post Magazine. FP Magazine has a readership of close to one million and represents an affluent wine loving demographic group.

Combined with the reach of WineAlign, and our full expansion into Quebec, the potential audience size for the results will far exceed two million.

In addition, starting with our 2014 awards all wines entered will not only be posted on WineAlign with bottle images, but reviews will be included as well (many in both French and English).

Top 5 Reasons to Enter The Nationals:

Reason #1 – Sustained Publicity
Reason #2 – Winners Sell More Wine
Reason #3 – Jamie Goode Joins the Judging Team
Reason #4 – Get Your Wines Reviewed & Scored by Canada’s Top Critics
Reason #5 – Quality of the Judging Process
Reason #6 – Six Reasons Why We’re Even Better than Last Year

Click here to Register Now

Important Dates:

Shipping to Eastern consolidation point ends:  CLOSED
Shipping to Western consolidation point ends:  CLOSED

Online registration ends: CLOSED

Wine entry fees must be paid by:  
Friday, June 13, 2014

Please use the menu at the top and bottom of the page to find more information about Registration, Rules for Entry, Judges, Shipping, Promoting Your Wines, Sponsors, and F.A.Q.

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