On 18 May 2018, the Embassy of Georgia to the Commonwealth of Australia organized the award ceremony for the winners of Saperavi World Prize contest. The Ambassador of Georgia, H.E. Mr George Dolidze presented awards to seven Australian Companies - winners of the contest. The event was attended by the representatives of Australia’s governmental institutions, Diplomatic Corps as well as business and media circles. The Ambassador of Georgia addressed the audience and spoke about the ancient traditions of the Georgian wine-making. The guests had an opportunity to taste a variety of Georgian wines including famous Qvevri wines.
The first international contest of Saperavi World Prize was held in Tbilisi in 2017. The contest was organized by Hvino News under the patronage of the Embassies of Georgia to Australia and to the US. Fourteen Australian and one New Zealand’s winery companies, together with winemakers from around the world took part in the international competition. The results of the competition became known in February 2018 by which the main winners were the Australian winery companies.