The Argentina Wine Awards (AWA) is the most important Argentine competition for export wines, bringing together the most prestigious experts in the world. Every year this competition brings international attention to Argentine wines.
Organized by Wines of Argentina and COVIAR (Argentine Wine Corporation), AWA is an important event that gives local wineries the chance to show off Argentina’s high quality wines to the world.
Held yearly since 2007, its aim is to promote Argentine wine exports in key markets such as the USA, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. An international panel of judges from those countries is brought together to evaluate the competing wines and participate in the “Successful Wines and Styles” seminar.
The event consists of three activities taking place over the course of four days: a blind tasting session of Argentine wines by a world-renowned panel of judges; a seminar where judges evaluate the quality of successful wines sold in each key market and make recommendations to participants; and an awards ceremony and cocktail reception where top wine-industry personalities meet to honor the award-winning wineries.
Masters of Wine, commentators, journalists and Master Sommeliers are invited every year to be part of the panel. Jancis Robinson, Oz Clark, Andrea Robinson, Tim Atkin, Peter McCombie, Madeleine Stenwreth and Dirceau Junior Vianna are some of the personalities who have participated in previous AWA events. Wines of Argentina has organized this competition in order to promote Argentine wines around the world and help award-winning wines attain international prestige.