November 6-8, 2018

Registration: Now Open – Closes October 22, 2018 (extended deadline does not incur late entry fee)
Judging: November 7-8, 2018
Online: $70.00 per entry. Late fee $90.00
Register online at

DESCRIPTION Joie de Vivre does not begin to express the sensual overtones of New Orleans residents who define love of neighbor and embrace of visitor. There are many good reasons to take part in the New Orleans International Wine Awards program. Winemakers from every corner of the globe can submit their wines to be evaluated by a blue-ribbon group of internationally respected, professional, and experienced wine judges. Your wines will then be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike in a wine tasting event that can only happen in New Orleans. Guests will walk between Brennan’s Restaurant on Royal Street, Galatoire’s Restaurant on Bourbon Street, Antoine’s Restaurant on St. Louis Street, and Arnaud’s Restaurant on Bienville Street. These four Grande Dame restaurants are themselves among the most recognized and awarded dining establishments in the world.

Deadline is November 1, 2018 in New Orleans.
Wine(s) entered into the competition and then withdrawn will be subject to a $25 handling fee which will be deducted from the refund of the entry fee. We are subject to bank fees and charges for all transactions so we apologize for this cost but it is not in the control of the Competition. 

If the wine has been received by the competition, it will not be returned except with the cooperation of the winery, which would include payment by the winery of shipping costs and handling fees.

An official entry shall consist of one of the following:

Three 750ml bottles
Two 1L bottles, carafes or boxes
Two 1.5 L Bottles
Four 375ml or 500ml bottles
Two 3L Boxes
One 5L Box

Types of products include: wine, brandy, port, sherry, cider, low alcohol wine, de-alcoholized wine, vermouth & mead. All wines delivered will not be returned to the winery. All wines, including leftover wines, belong to the New Orleans International Wine Awards.

Ship wines to:
New Orleans International Wine Awards
2500 St. Louis St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Tel. 504-261-0108
Hours 8am-4pm

No deliveries will be accepted on Saturday, Sunday or Holidays.
The entering winery is responsible for shipping costs of their wines.
No C.O.D. Double check to make sure the wines that are shipped match the entry form.
The NOIWA will not ship wines back to wineries that were incorrectly sent.



  • The wine entered must be part of a single lot of at least 60 gallons of identical finished wine.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries of a winery.
  • No wine may be entered more than once by an entrant even if it is marked under a different label.


2018 New Orleans International Wine Awards online registration For questions contact Cary at 707-291-7707 or


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