India Wine Awards is a world-class competition that rewards, recognises and celebrates the best of the wines, both domestic and international, available in the Indian market. It also features a food and wine pairing competition, where signature Indian dishes are paired with wines to decide the winning food and wine combinations; being done for the first time in an Indian wine competition it allows winning wine brands to position themselves as food compatible; a subject of great interest to wine and food lovers.
India Wine Awards’ vision commits to being the most authoritative wine competition in the country led by India’s most qualified and foremost wine professionals; and one that holds integrity and authenticity, credibility and relevance, as the four cornerstones of our actions.
An initiative powered by Sonal Holland, India's first and only Master of Wine and Founder-Director of SoHo Wine Club. The India Wine Awards stands committed to the wine industry’s overall macro objective of bringing more consumers to wine and in strengthening India’s importance on the global wine map. The competition results offer the Indian consumer the ultimate guide to purchasing wine and winning brands an enviable advantage in the marketplace, whilst recognising the hard work and passion that goes behind creating a wine that consumers enjoy.
The second edition of the India Wine Awards 2018 is on 29th September 2018 at The Leela Mumbai. Distinguished guests, members of the media, leaders of hospitality, indigenous wine producers, importers and distributors of international wines and all the luminaries of the food and beverage industry are invited for the award ceremony and will witness medals of Silver, Gold and Diamond being awarded, including Best in Class Trophies for outstanding wines in the competition results. Medals and trophies will be awarded for the best food and wine pairings. This is a first year for Excellence in Restaurant Wine Program wherein the hotels and restaurants will be awarded for best wine list, best wine-trained staff and best wine experiences.