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, over 1,850 wines from 257 wineries were entered into the National Wine Awards of Canada, making this year’s awards the largest and most comprehensive wine competition in Canadian history. In late June, 22 judges assembled in Penticton BC and tasted blind for five full days to determine the best wines in Canada. Wines were tasted blind in limited numbers in multiple rounds based on category or style. Top medal winners survived multiple elimination rounds and only 42% of all wines entered were awarded medals.

Complete Results of the 2018 National Wine Awards of Canada

Les résultats du Concours des meilleurs vins canadiens 2018

Congratulations to all the winners!

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