The Decanter World Wine Awards

The Decanter World Wine Awards is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition.


The Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition, and recruits the world’s greatest judging palates to individually assess each entry, rewarding the top wines with a Decanter medal – the ultimate endorsement for any wine.

The Decanter World Wine Awards is the world’s largest international wine competition

The Facts

  • Now in its 11th consecutive year, the DWWA maintains its position as the world’s largest and most influential wine competition.
  • Winners with DWWA medals experience a visible increase in sales.
  • 65% of online readers say that DWWA results influence their wine purchasing decisions.
  • Winning wines are promoted at a series of tastings as part of Decanter’s Global Tastings, in partnership with Enomatic.
  • The DWWA has grown each year, from the 4,500 entries received in its launch in 2004, to over 15,000 entries today.
  • The DWWA results are published across all Decanter print and digital platforms.