Shipping to NWAC 2018 Guidelines

Judging for the WineAlign 2018 National Wine Awards of Canada will take place from Wednesday, June 20 through Sunday, June 24 at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, Penticton, British Columbia.

NOTE: There is NO limit on the number of wines any single winery may enter. The cost to enter is $100 plus 5% GST per wine entry.  You can pay by secure online payment by credit card or PayPal. Payment by cheque is also possible. To make arrangements to pay by cheque and have your registered wines marked as paid, please contact [email protected].

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

Number of bottles

Registrants are required to ship at least 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


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

• For inquiries regarding shipping to the Western Consolidation Point, please contact: Ian at 250.491.9316 ext. 363 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 8, 2018.
• Drop-offs welcome


WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada (NWAC)
c/o Timax/Container World
2844 Bristol Circle
Oakville, ON
L6H 6G4

• For inquiries regarding shipping to the Eastern Consolidation Point, please contact Tim at 905-890-4700 ext: 475 or [email protected]
• Receiving hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday
• Delivery deadline for the Ontario Consolidation Point is Friday, May 25, 2018 at 4:00 pm
• 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 NWAC18 and your winery name.

Lost or Damaged Wines

The National Wine Awards assumes no responsibility for wine damaged or lost during shipment to the 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 15 are disqualified from the competition and NO refund will be made for such wines.

Questions or comments?  Contact us:  [email protected]