National Wine Awards of Canada


The WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada (NWAC), the country’s largest competition of Canadian wines, is held annually in mid to late June. Each year, somewhere in Canadian wine country, co-founders Anthony Gismondi and David Lawrason assemble Canada’s leading wine writers, trade buyers and sommeliers to evaluate the current crop of 100 percent Canadian grown and made wines and ciders.

In 2018, we returned to Penticton, in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, where judging took place from June 20th to 24th.

Registration is Closed

We will start announcing the results on Wednesday, July 19th. Please check the schedule below.

Publishing Date       Categories
18-Jul-18                  Rosé & Gamay
19-Jul-18                  Chardonnay & Pinot Gris
20-Jul-18                  Blends: Red & White
23-Jul-18                  Sparkling, Icewine, Fruit Wine, Meads etc.
24-Jul-18                  Pinot Noir & Single White Varietals
25-Jul-18                  Riesling & Syrah
26-Jul-18                  Ciders, Cabernets & Merlot
27-Jul-18                  Platinums
30-Jul-18                  Best Performing Small Winery
31-Jul-18                  Top Wineries and Winery of the Year

Past Awards Results

National Wine Awards of Canada

2017 National Wine Awards of Canada
Résultats complets du Concours 2017 (en français)
2016 National Wine Awards of Canada
2015 National Wine Awards of Canada
2014 National Wine Awards of Canada
2013 National Wine Awards of Canada

World Wine Awards of Canada

2015 World Wine Awards of Canada
2014 World Wine Awards of Canada 
2013 World Wine Awards of Canada


Annual photos of judges & organizers of the
WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada

NWAC18 Judges & Key Staff
Penticton, British Columbia, June 2018

NWAC17_Judges&KeyStaffWolfville, Nova Scotia, June 2017

2016-nwac-judges-and-staffPenticton, British Columbia, June 2016

NWAC15 Judges GroupNiagara Falls, Ontario, June 2015

DZIVER-140622-_V0A4673Penticton, British Columbia, June 2014

Team Shot
Niagara On The Lake, Ontario, June 2013