History

The Hunter Valley wine region is steeped in history. It is Australia’s oldest continuous grape growing region and in 1848 one of Australia’s first wine shows was held here in the Hunter Valley.

The Hunter Valley Wine Show has been held continuously since 1974 and is regarded as the premier regional wine show of Australia. This is due in no small measure to the quality of the judging panels it continues to attract.

The Hunter Valley Wine Show was chaired for 9 years by the late Mr Len Evans AO OBE. In 2003 Mr Evans retired and handed the reins to Mr Iain Riggs who continued to chair the show and gather an impressive list of Australian and International judges before retiring after the 2011 Show.

In 2015 the Hunter Valley Wine Show committee welcome Mr PJ Charteris as the new Chairman of Judges and look forward to a new era.

Medals awarded in the Clear Image Hunter Valley Wine Show are highly regarded in the marketplace.

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