NEXT EVENT DATE: 10th - 14th August 2020

The royal Hobart wine show

Each year the Royal Agricultural Society (RAST) of Tasmania hosts the annual Royal Hobart Wine Show. This event brings many judges from all over Australia (local and interstate) as well some international judges, together to find our country’s best wine! The judging takes place over four consecutive days and the best of the best are awarded on conclusion of the fifth day. 

important dates 

  • May - Schedule released 

  • July 5 - Entries close

  • July 12 to August 8 - Wine is delivered 

  • August 12 to 15 - Judging 

  • August 16 - Awards Presentation (as part of the Trade Tasting)

  • August 16 - Trade Tasting which is open to all wine industry participants. 

  • August 16 - Riedel Public Tasting with is open to anybody.

  • August 17 - Fine Wine & Dine Dinner (presentation of major trophies). 

Awards Announcement - August 16th

This awards presentation is a short announcement that takes place immediately before the Trade Tasting on August 16th. During this presentation, the Chairman of Judges will give a brief overview and the minor awards will be announced. This announcement assists those attending the trade tasting in understanding the wine highlights. This event is open to all exhibitors and anyone in the wine industry. 

Trade Tasting - August 16th

The trade tasting event showcases wine from the Wine Show by offering tastings to people in the wine industry. This event provides a excellent avenue for those in the wine industry to taste and extend their knowledge about the judging of wine. With judges available to discuss the judging process, this event is also a great opportunity for wine makers to extend their knowledge about where their wine placed and why. 

Riedel Public Tasting August 16th

The Riedel Public Tasting is open to all members of the public. It showcases wine from the Wine Show by offering tastings and information. This event provides an excellent opportunity for wine lovers to extend their knowledge about wine characteristics and trends. Each year the event has approximately 1700 entries and therefore, provides the tasting with a full range of wine, creating a truly authentic wine tasting experience for members of the public. You can purchase tickets to this event above. 

The 2019 Event

Date: August 16th 

Time: 4.30pm to 7.30pm 

Location: 2 Howard Rd Glenorchy, Hobart Showground, Lower Main Grandstand (in the old Betting Hall). 

Ticket inclusions: Entry for one adult, Riedel Glass & Catalogue 


Fine Wine & Dine Dinner - August 17th

Bringing two amazing elements together, the Fine Wine and Dine Dinner celebrates the gold medal winners of the Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards and Wine Show events. This dinner seats approximately 200 people and is a gold medal gourmet experience to be savoured. The dinner showcases gold medal wine and gold medal food in a three course, gourmet meal prepared by executive chef Paul Forman. This event also recognises the major award winners of each event by presenting the trophies throughout the night. You can purchase tickets to this event above. 

Previous Event Winners​

The Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania 
     03 6272 6812     |
    Located at the Hobart Showground: 2 Howard Rd, Glenorchy TAS

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