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.

The 2019 WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada were a huge success with 1815 entries from 259 different wineries from six different provinces. This year, 22 judges assembled in Wellington, located in the beautiful Prince Edward County wine region of Ontario, from June 10–14 to determine the best wines in Canada.

2019 National Wine Awards of Canada Results Announcement Schedule

Date Categories
 July 17  Rosé
 July 22  Gamay, Pinot Gris, Sparkling
 July 23  Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah
 July 24  Red Blends & White Blends, Sauvignon Blanc
 July 25  Riesling, Other White & Other Red Varieties
 July 26  Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
 July 29  Orange, Fruit Wine, Meads & Other Non-Fruit
 July 30  Icewine, Late Harvest, Cider
 July 31  Platinums
 Aug 1  Best Performing Small Winery
 Aug 2  Winery of the Year & Top 25

Past Awards Results

National Wine Awards of Canada

2018 National Wine Awards of Canada
Résultats complets du Concours 2018 (en français)
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

Prince Edward County, Ontario, June 2019

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