India’s most prestigious wine awards


“There is a need to enable consumer choices by showcasing the best of what is available in the country. The competition results will offer the Indian consumer the ultimate guide to purchasing wine, and winning brands an enviable advantage in the marketplace. We believe that India Wine Awards will help further the wine industry’s overall macro objective of bringing more consumers to wine and in strengthening India’s importance on the global wine map”.

Sonal Holland, Master of Wine
Chairperson, India Wine Awards

Highlights of India Wine Awards

IWA competition comprises a distinguished 18-20 member jury panel of the foremost wine professionals, hospitality leaders and tastemakers that conducts the largest blind tasting of wines in India, and singles out the best from the exceptional

IWA competition includes tasting both Indian and international wines, available in India. IWA tastes Indian and international wines within the same flights, arranging them according to grape variety or style and/ or price-points

IWA for Restaurant Excellence features an expert jury of the top wine experts (including international Masters of Wine) reviewing wine menus and restaurant wine programs in luxury hotels and premium stand-alone restaurants across the country, to determine world-class wine lists and destinations.

IWA winners are recognised, rewarded and celebrated each year at a dazzling ceremony hosted in a luxury hotel. This event marks the most anticipated wine event in the country, and is attended by over 400 eminent members of the wine & beverage industry, leaders of hospitality, media luminaries, celebrity chefs, wine aficionados and important dignitaries; coming together under one roof for a grand celebration.

IWA medal stickers for all silver, gold and diamond best in show trophy winners serve as a hallmark cue of its quality and ranking.

IWA hosts a day-long symposium of educational seminars and masterclasses in partnership with leading brands in education, wine and accessories, aimed at hospitality professionals, media and key influencers.

IWA curates a large networking pavilion of wine tasting booths, food stations, educational merchandise, and luxury products for all attendees, thereby providing excellent networking opportunities within and outside the trade.

IWA sponsors are some of the leading names in the world of wine, beverages, glassware, hospitality, luxury cars, gourmet foods and lifestyle.

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