The Decanter World Wine Awards is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition, and is arguably the most comprehensive and authoritative source of recommendations for wine lovers worldwide.
It is the trusted relationship that Decanter – the world’s leading wine media brand – has with an international audience of both consumers and trade that sets DWWA apart from other competitions, alongside world-class judging panels and a rigorous judging process.
Wines are judged by international wine experts on a regional basis in carefully organised flights by country, region, colour, grape, style, vintage and price point. Categorisation by price band is a key differentiator in the DWWA judging process to ensure wines are judged against their peers.
Proven to help producers increase wine sales, secure distribution in new markets and improve brand awareness worldwide, entries to the 19th edition of the Decanter World Wine Awards are open now until Thursday 10 March 2022.
Why enter the Decanter World Wine Awards? Find out more in our entry pack
‘DWWA is the world’s leading wine competition. I’m absolutely thrilled to take part in it every year because having tasted in a number of other competitions I know how well it’s organised, how carefully everything is done. So if you get a medal from DWWA it really is worth having and everybody respects it internationally,’ said Andrew Jefford, DWWA Co-Chair.
‘We get entries from every corner of the wine world, so it is as it were the closest you can get to a universal benchmark.’
New for 2022
As the competition continues to grow, and after a record year for entries in 2021, we are delighted to announce Ronan Sayburn MS as the Decanter World Wine Awards’ fourth Co-Chair alongside Sarah Jane Evans MW, Andrew Jefford and Michael Hill Smith MW. Sayburn is the CEO for the Court of Master Sommeliers European chapter, head of wine at 67 Pall Mall in London, and runs his own consultancy. Learn more about the DWWA 2022 Co-Chairs here →
Also new for 2022, offline entry fees (payments made by bank transfer) have been updated from £172 per wine to £165 per wine (plus a £15 surcharge per order, not per wine). This change means online (payment by debit/credit card) and offline pricing are more equitable than previous competitions. The surcharge per order, as opposed to per wine, is especially beneficial for producers entering more than one wine.
Key dates for 2022
16 November 2021
Consolidated shipping depots & warehouse for direct deliveries open
18 February 2022
Consolidated shipping deadline
10 March 2022
Entry, payment and delivery deadline
Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 results will be announced 7 June 2022
Need help? Please see our FAQ page for all questions you might have regarding entering DWWA 2022.