Royal Queensland Wine Show

For 143 years, thousands of Australian winemakers have entered the nationally esteemed Royal Queensland Wine Show (RQWS) – the first capital city wine show held in Australia each year and the first to judge the new season’s vintage. Built upon longstanding traditions celebrating excellence in wine, this prestigious show continues to garner success by paying close attention to consumer interest and current industry trends.

In 2022, Chief Judge Tom Carson will lead a team of expert wine judges from across the nation to benchmark exhibits against their peers in Australian wine.

The recipient of the 2022 Angelo Puglisi Grand Champion Wine of Show trophy will receive a $12,000 fellowship to further their knowledge of the national and international wine industry, with fellowship funds to be used for travel, training and education.

The RQWS continues to embrace its role assisting exhibitors to realise the commercial potential of their achievements. Post judging, wines will be showcased to consumers at Grape Grazing by Night on Friday 15 July 2022. Opportunities will be offered to exhibitors to showcase their own wines on the night and to engage directly with over 900 Brisbane wine enthusiasts.  


Benefits and Opportunities

Award recipients in the RQWS may receive the following benefits:

  • Unique branding opportunities at Grape Grazing by Night
  • An opportunity to be featured at the annual Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) in August in the following locations:

             - Royal Queensland Tastes 
             - Royal Queensland Steakhouse presented by JBS
             - Corporate suites
             - Sponsor lounge
             -  RNA council events

  • Wine supplier to the Royal International Convention Centre, listed in the internationally distributed menu compendium
  • A $12,000 fellowship
  • Free access to RQWS medal artwork
  • Marketing and social media opportunities


RQFWS Winners

Congratulations to Giant Steps Wine, recipient of the 2019 Angelo Puglisi Grand Champion Wine of Show trophy, for their 2018 Nocton Vineyard Pinot Noir.


Results Catalogues



Important Dates and Information

  • Entries open

    Monday 7 February 2022

    Entries close

    Friday 27 May 2022

    Delivery of wines

    Monday 20 June - Wednesday 1 June 2022


    Monday 4 July -  Thursday 7 July 2021

    Grape Grazing by Night 

    Friday 15 July 2022, 6pm - 9pm 
  • For specific competition related enquiries please contact:

    Royal Queensland Wine Show
    Competition & Events Department
    Phone: 07 3253 3900

  • Before You Enter:

    Please ensure that you have read the Royal Queensland Wine Show Schedule before you submit your entries. To complete your application online, you must supply your credit card details - MasterCard or Visa. Unfortunately we do not accept American Express and Diners Cards.




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