The CWSA is the biggest & most prestigious wine & spirits competition in Hong Kong. ALL Judges are carefully selected for being the top BUYERS of wines and spirits for this market and are importers, distributors, retailers and sommeliers’. Wines and spirits enter from 55 countries and are ‘blind tasted’. Suitable for wines and spirits already selling in the market, and also those wanting to sell to Hong Kong. Two major competitions per year:

Wines & spirits are tasted at price levels all the way to super premium. Medals are awarded to represent ‘Best Value’. CWSA Best Value Medals are the crucial indicator for sales success.

The CWSA discovers the wines and spirits that will be major hits in Hong Kong and boosts the potential and sales of boutique and major brands by giving them the recognition they deserve.



The Benefits of Entering the CWSA

The CWSA is the major springboard for wines and spirits entering into Hong Kong and for brands already selling in the fastest growing market in the world.

  • Entrants are tasted by Hong Kong based Judges, ALL of the Judges are professional wine and spirits BUYERS.
  • Entrants and Winners are showcased on which is the focal point of wine and spirits buyers in Hong Kong.
  • Winners are featured in major Hong Kong and International Media. The CWSA has special long term relationships with key newspapers, online publications and journalists. To see the daily updated, considerable press, visit
  • Winners are provided with Official Digital Certificates and Medal Artwork to further attract attention.
  • The official CWSA Winners Pack includes artwork of medals, press release suggestions and further recommendations to help wine and spirits producers to make the most of their medals and gain further success.

“The CWSA medal wins are such a fantastic result for the Wolf Blass winemaking and viticultural teams given the wines were awarded for the suitability of the style for the Hong Kong market – the fastest growing wine market in the world. The results are particularly pleasing as the judges were selected from the most important distributors, importers, hoteliers and Sommeliers from all the key regions and cities in Hong Kong.”
– Chris Hatcher, Chief Winemaker, Wolf Blass
“Whoever wins CWSA awards will see these translate into sales and distribution.”
– Dean Lapthorne, Area Sales Representative, Sirromet