Australian National Amateur Wine and Beer Show

Conducted every year since 1979, ANAWBS is undoubtedly
Australia’s premier competition for amateur Winemakers
and Brewers.

ANAWBS is hosted by the
Amateur Winemakers and Brewers Club of Adelaide Inc.
and the
Blackwood Winemakers and Brewers Club Inc.

ANAWBS offers the opportunity for all interested amateur
winemakers and brewers to have their wines and
beers assessed by qualified judges and compared with
the efforts of other amateurs in an atmosphere of friendly
The beer competition is a BJCP sanctioned competition and the
ANAWBS beer style guide is based on the 2015 BJCP style guide.

It is not necessary for entrants to belong to a Winemakers
or Brewers Club. However, membership of such
clubs offers access to ideas, knowledge and the guidance
of experienced amateur winemakers and brewers.
At the end of the Presentation Ceremony, an individual
report showing the points scored, the original judges’
sheets (which include the judges’ comments and suggestions)
and any medals won can be collected. Those not
collected will be mailed. All results will be available on within two days of Presentation Day.
A comprehensive Results Catalogue with class lists,
points and award winners, will be posted to all exhibitors,
sponsors and interested parties about two weeks
after the Show.

Exhibitors, family, friends and the public are invited to
attend the Presentation Ceremony at 1 pm on Sunday
3rd October 2021. Tasting of all judged wine entries
will commence at approximately 2:30 pm. There will
be ample opportunity for socialising and exchanging
of comments and ideas with fellow competitors and a
chance to meet club members and discuss techniques.

The venue

The anawbs competition started in 1979 as part of the McLaren Vale annual Bushing festival. The venue has changed a few times over the years. Since 2009 anawbs has been able to use the sensory laboratory at the The University of Adelaide, Waite Campus for its annual competition. The presentation day is also held at The Waite campus in the Charles Hawker Conference Centre.