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Argentina Wine Awards

Next Generation

Designed to benchmark and reward the quality and advancement of the Argentine wine industry, the Argentina Wine Awards have established themselves as the most important event in the local calendar as well as being increasingly followed with interest by those in the wider world of wine. Over 740 wine samples participated in the 2012 edition, filling up the total number of allowed entries.

In order to reflect the expanding presence of Argentine wines throughout the world and the growing importance of a range of new markets, the panel of judges selected, who are journalists, bloggers, sommeliers and winemakers, not only represents various countries and nationalities but also, and most importantly, belongs to the Next Generation in the world of wine (AWA 2013 - Next Generation).

As every year, the 2013 edition of the AWA is guaranteed to bring together a group of highly qualified specialists who will offer a comprehensive view of the global wine market. The international judges will be joined by six respected experts from Argentina who also belong to the "Next Generation."

The positive publicity that the event generates is very important to the industry but that is not the only benefit. The competition provides a wonderful learning experience for all involved. The judges, all highly influential people, will deepen their knowledge and understanding of Argentina and its wines and the wineries will learn what style and quality of wines are best suited to their export markets.

AWA tastings will take place in Mendoza, between February 18 and  22, 2013. 


Calendar of Activities


  • Sunday 17th at Hotel Diplomatic: Welcome Cocktail. (Exclusive for judges, international media and Wines of Argentina Board Members)
  • Monday 18th till Thursday 21st, at Hotel Diplomatic: Tasting Sessions.
  • Friday 22nd, from 8.30am till 14.30pm at Hotel Sheraton: Seminar "Styles & Wines successful in the World".
  • Friday 22nd, 20.30pm at Hotel Sheraton: Awards Gala.