IWC China 2019 Result has been announced

Congratulations to all our medal winners. After 1 week of Blind-tasting by 40 judges, the results are revealed here

IWC China 2019 Trophy result, find out more here.

You can redeem 5,000 high-shine foil medal and points stickers for your bottles of winning wine – a great way to promote your win and increase sales!

For enquiries relating to bottle stickers please find out more here.

IWC China Shop, please visit here.

Please see our Brand Guidelines for terms of use.

If you have any questions please email


IWC China 2019 Awards Dinner

It's time for the wine trade to come together to celebrate the best of the International Wine Challenge China 2019.

The Champion Wines, Great Value Wine and Winemaker of the Year awards will be announced at the IWC China Awards Dinner on 6 September at the St Regis Shanghai Jingan, Shanghai. Tickets for this awards ceremony, can be purchased at here


IWC China 2019 Trade Tasting

The IWC China Trade Tasting provides a unique platform for IWC China competition winners to showcase their wines in China. All entries into the IWC China that win a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal will be automatically submitted into the IWC China Trade Tasting on the 6 September 2019. Buyers from all channels, including supermarkets, agents, independents, and major restaurant and hotel chains, will be invited to attend the IWC China Trade Tasting to taste the wines.

Premium tables will be available for producers to present their wines in person Each table will cost £1,500 which also includes two tickets for the IWC China Awards Dinner on 6 September and 10 tickets for the IWC China Trade Tasting on 6 September, can be purchased at here



Enter the competitionRegister on the IWC China site or log in to your IWC account if you have entered previously. NB: IWC and IWC CHINA use the same account.


laComplete and submit your online entry before 1 May 2019.



Arrange shipment of your wine samples.

Shipment via consolidated agent from France: Closed

EXTENSION: International shipment via consolidated agent - excluding France: 22 April 2019

International shipment via consolidated agent from Australia, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa: 1 May 2019. 

International shipment via private courier: 2 May 2019

Please refer "Shipping rules and deadlines"  for more details below.

IWC China 2019 Timeline

Entry opens

startFrom 14 January 2019 to 1 May 2019


judge3 to 8 June 2019

Medals and Trophies announced

medal26 June 2019

Awards Dinner & IWC China Trade Tasting

dinner6 September 2019


By entering the IWCC the entrant will be deemed to have read and understood these rules and to be bound by them. These rules include any instructions set out in the entry form.

The organiser and data controller of the IWCC is William Reed Ltd, Broadfield Park, Crawley RH11 9RT, England.

Entry Fee

The online entry fee is £249 per wine including the IWC China Trade Tasting plus VAT where applicable. For international samples we recommend that you use the IWC China consolidated shipping agents (Hellmann Beverage Logistics or Hot Express Chile). There is an additional fee of £70 plus VAT for submitting entries using this service. If you have chosen to use your own carrier service you are fully responsible for all delivery costs including shipping, customs, taxes, duty and storage.

Payment Methods

Online payment can be made by most credit cards. You can also request an invoice in £, €, US$, Yen. Invoices can be paid by payment card simply go to our invoice payment portal at and enter the details from your invoice. Invoices can also be paid by bank transfer. All payments must be made in the currency stated on your invoice.

Entry Forms

Online entry forms must be received before 1 May 2019. Wines must be received between 14 January and 2 May 2019. Entry fees must be received prior to the start of the judging or the entry will be disqualified.

Criteria for entry

Entries will not be accepted unless an entry form has previously been received in accordance with these rules. Responsibility cannot be accepted for lost, late or mislaid entry forms or entries. Any which are damaged, corrupted or incomplete or which otherwise do not comply with these rules may be deemed invalid in the sole discretion of the organiser. Entries must be, or be intended to be, available for retail sale in China. Entries must be made solely from the partial or complete alcoholic fermentation of grapes or grape must. Entries must be labelled in accordance with the Chinese labelling regulations or European Union Wine Regulations showing the name of the region and geographical area of origin of the wines. Wines produced in one country and bottled in another may be entered. Entries must be sold fitted with a non-reusable sealing or closing device. Sealed screwcap bottles will be accepted. Entries must be in their finished state for retail. Temporary labels are accepted but the information that appears on these labels must be the same as the information that will appear on the final label. (Please note all bottles are photographed for the IWCC free website, therefore it is advisable to avoid using temporary labels).

Withdrawal of entries

An entry may be cancelled by email to IWCC with the name of the wine to be withdrawn and the name of the entrant cancelling the entry. Entry fees will only be refunded if the cancellation is received before 24 May 2019. ENTRY FEES FOR ENTRIES CANCELLED AFTER 24th MAY 2019 WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.


Six bottles of each wine entered for the IWCC must be submitted for judging. When the same wine is entered by more than one entrant, all entrants' names will be featured equally in the report of the tasting. Entries will become the property of the organiser and will not be returned. By entering the IWCC, all entrants will be deemed to have consented to the transfer of their personal data to the data controller for the purposes of the administration of the IWCC and any other purposes to which the entrant has consented. These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law.

IWC China 2019 Shipping Rules and Deadlines

Importing wines into China can be expensive, with taxes and duties totalling around 48.5% of the CIF value. We have organised Hellmann Beverage logistics (and Hot Express in Chile) to consolidate and ship your wines through Chinese customs in the most efficient way possible.

The delivery address and shipping deadline will depend on your country of origin.



All wines must be Chinese duty paid.

Duty is NOT payable for wines originating from these countries:

New Zealand
South Africa

The Chinese customs require the following rules.
All wines have a minimum CIF value of 80RMB. This can be higher if your product will have a trade price higher than this.
So as a minimum payable for 6 bottles wine including international shipping will be:
CIF = ¥181.50 +Tariff ¥25.41 + VAT ¥33.11+ Tax ¥22.99 = ¥1098.03 or £126.21 per entry.

Those countries that are tariff free are
Australia, Australia, Chile, Georgia, New Zealand, South Africa. So the shipping and fees from these countries will be:
CIF = ¥181.50+ VAT ¥29.04+ Tax ¥20.17 = ¥904.24 or £103.94 per entry.


Packing your samples

Only use the official IWC China shipping label and airway bill sent to you automatically after you have submitted your entry.

The IWC China shipping labels have a unique barcode which will allow the IWC China to track your shipment once it arrives at the judging venue.

If you are using a private courier please: 
- stick your official IWC China labels on the side of your boxes. This is to prevent courier companies sticking labels over IWC China address labels.
- mark "Shipper accepts charges" on your couriers' shipping forms to ensure that all costs get charged to you. Keep a copy of this, it is required as proof that Chinese duties have been paid.

Documentation you will need to upload to the IWC China site:
-Original Certificate of Origin for each wine (Pdf)
-Original Health Certificate duly stamped by the concerned Health authority (Pdf)
-Bottling certificate
-Front and Back Bottle labels (Jpeg)

Delivery deadlines - International shipment via consolidated agents

The delivery deadlines for samples shipped with Hellmann & Hot Express (Chile) are: 

- Shipment via consolidated agent from France: Closed

- EXTENSION: International shipment via consolidated agent - excluding France: 22 April 2019

- International shipment via consolidated agent from Australia, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa: 1st May 2019

Download the Consolidated Shipping Agents Contact List here.

Delivery deadlines - International shipment via private courier

The delivery deadlines for International shipments via DHL, FedeX and other couriers are between 14 January and 2 May 2019.

WARNING: Please use our registered importer for wine samples in Shanghai – Anzhan Logistics. Please click HERE to receive full instruction on how to ship using our preferred import agent.

Please refer 'Packing your samples' for instructions.

IMPORTANT: If you choose to use your own carrier service you are fully responsible for ALL transportation costs including shipping, tariff, taxes and storage. The IWC China will not be responsible for your shipping and customs charges.

You can ship using your International courier. This method is very difficult and very expensive. Please ensure that you follow the instructions thoroughly and prepare all the documentation required. Please allow plenty of time to get through customs.

Our official import agent is Anzan Logistic.


John Hu
Jessica Zhang

Shanghai AZ Logistics Co.,Ltd
Room601, ShengTai International Building,No.200 Siping Road Shanghai 200086,P.R.C.
Tel:+86 21 50433363*813

Fax:+86 21 50433502



When do I need to submit my entries for the IWC China 2019?

The deadline for online entries is 1 May 2019. If you have not entered the IWC or IWC China before, you can create an account here .

Forgotten your password?


Use the link 'Forgotten password?'. An email will be sent to the contact email address for your Company's account.

Email the IWC China: your company name or Company ID and a member of the IWC China team will come back to you as soon as possible.

How many samples do I need to send?

Six (6) bottles of each wine must be submitted for every entry to the IWC China. Wines will be tasted up to three times and on different days. An extra bottle is necessary to allow for an out of condition sample. All entries are presented into the Trade Tasting.

Can I only enter the Trade Tasting and not the International Wine Challenge China?

The IWC China Trade Tasting is only open to IWC China entrants.

The IWC Points system

The points system, based on a 100-point scale, has been used as a base at the International Wine Challenge in London for the past 25 years, to determine whether a medal will fall into the Gold medal (95-100), Silver medal (90- 94), Bronze medal (85-89) or Commended Award (80-84) points category.

What format should my VAT registration number appear in?

To see a list of international VAT registration number formats click here.

Cancellation Policy

Withdrawal of entries
To cancel an entry you must email the IWCC here with the name of the wine to be deleted and the name of the company deleting the entry. Entry fees can only be refunded in full if the cancellation is made before the last date for shipping.