BWBC – Blackwood Winemakers and Brewers Club Inc.

All 2020 competitions have been cancelled due to corona 19

2019 competitions

A competition program is held through the year to allow members to have their Wines and Beers judged by industry professionals.

March 20thBeer – Ale
May 15thBeer – Amber/Dark Beer
Beer – Porter and Stout
June 19th1-3 yr old Shiraz
1-3 yr old Other Red Variety <13% alc/vol
1-3 yr old Other Red Variety ≥13% alc/vol
July 2ndInterclub Beer – Stout and Dark Ale
hosted by the Adelaide Club
July 17thSparkling Wine
Red Wine –  4 yr and older
Interclub Red Wine – hosted by BWBC
August 21stFortifieds and Liqueurs
November 20thCurrent Vintage Red Wine
Current Vintage White Wine


The Australian National Amateur Wine and Beer Show is run jointly by The Blackwood Winemakers and Brewers Club and the Amateur Winemakers & Brewers Club of Adelaide.

The first ANAWBS competition was held in 1980 as part of the McLaren Vale Bushing Festival.
This is the 40th year the two clubs have hosted this competition.

ANAWBS offers the opportunity for all interested amateur winemakers and brewers to have their wines assessed by qualified judges and compared with the efforts of other amateurs from across Australia in an atmosphere of friendly competition.

Full details can be found on the ANAWBS web site.