FAQs

Why should I enter the RMWA?

The RMWA is Australia’s leading national wine awards, offering Exhibitors the opportunity to benchmark their wines against industry standards. 

Exhibitors receive results distribution graphs enabling them to see how their wines rank against peers.

Medal-winning exhibitors will be provided with the RMWA Marketing & PR Tool Kit to assist with promoting their win and marketing their wines with a seal of quality.

Gold Medal-winning exhibitors who have demonstrated consistency across three consecutive years (since 2017) with the same wine will be awarded a Consistency of Excellence Medal.

Medal-winning exhibits will be promoted through the RMWA associated events and award-winning winemakers will have the opportunity to showcase their wines in the Winning Tastes Pavilion at the 2020 Royal Melbourne Show.

When do entries open and close?

Entries open Tuesday 25 June and close Friday 16 August. 

How do I enter the RMWA?

There are three simple steps to enter the RMWA:

  1. Read through the competition Entry Booklet and the categories you can enter product into;
  2. Complete the online entry process and arrange payment for your entries, and
  3. Upon receiving confirmation of your entries and product delivery instructions, submit your exhibits to RMWA for judging.
What happens after I enter my wines into the RMWA?

Once your entries have been processed, you will be emailed an entry acknowledgement. You should check the details of this acknowledgement carefully as this information will inform your entry confirmation, classes and competition labels. Changes or corrections should be emailed to wine@rasv.com.au without delay. Once payment has been received and your entries have been verified as correct and accepted for entry into the RMWA you will receive by email an entry confirmation containing your labels in PDF format and instructions on how to submit your entries. Please contact the Event Manager if you do not receive this email.

How can I be involved in the RMWA judging process?

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is now calling for expressions of interest to Steward the judging of the 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA) at Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, Monday 7th October through Friday 11th October.

Expressions of interest to volunteer at RMWA judging are being sought from passionate hospitality industry professionals and those currently working in wine-making and related industries who have experience in and a sound knowledge of cellar management, wine varieties and pouring.

RMWA Stewards are responsible for ensuring a seamless and professional judging process, with a focus on pouring and delivering Exhibits to the judging panel.

Stewards are both invited and encouraged to steward at the 2019 RMWA Exhibitor and Trade Tasting on Friday 18th October at Melbourne Showgrounds, between 8am and 2pm; a networking opportunity and important supporting industry event where the 2019 RMWA Trophy and Medal winning wines are showcased.

Apply here