2023 competitions

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

Fortifieds & Liqueurs
Sparkling Wine
April Shiraz – 1-3 year old
Beer – Ale
Beer – Lager
Cabernet Sauvignon  – 1-3 year old
Cabernet Sauvignon Blend – 1-3year old
Other Red Wine (Not Shiraz)- 1-3 year old
July Red Wine  – 4 years and older
Beer – Porter
Beer – Stout
Interclub Beer and Wine
November Current 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.