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After a seven-year absence, the French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FACCI), is pleased to reintroduce its renowned Concours des Vins du Victoria, a celebration and tribute to the diversity and excellence of Victorian winemakers and "terroirs".

Established in 1990, and traditionally sponsored by Air Liquide, our Concours has consistently united two proud wine-producing cultures, French and Australian, in an environment where Victorian terroirs and aromas harmonise with the French palate.

WHY ENTER?



Our competition is a testament to the strong bond between the French-Australian wine community, celebrating the fusion of two rich winemaking traditions. Participating in our Concours is an opportunity for Victorian wineries to have their wines evaluated by some of the most respected names in the French-Australian wine industry. 


What truly sets this competition apart is its unmatched commitment to excellence, with a judging panel comprising renowned French-Australian wine importers, taste experts, sommeliers, and winemakers, all of whom bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. 



BENEFITS



For all the Participants:

  • Social Media Exposure: All participating wineries will be featured on FACCI's social media.
  • Scores Feedback: After the judging session, all participants will get their score breakdown by each criterion.



For all the Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals:

  • Media Outreach: We collaborate with our media partners to share the results with both industry professionals and consumers. All winners will be featured on FACCI's website and will benefit from FACCI's visibility among its members.
  • Certificate & Medals: Get your own exclusive medal artwork and PDF certificate to showcase your win. Winners will also have the opportunity to purchase physical stickers to make their bottles stand out.
  • Acknowledgement during our Gala Dinner: During this event, all medal-winning wineries will be acknowledged, and showcased during the Opening presentation.



For the Best Two Gold Medals per variety:

  • Gala Dinner invitation: The Best Two Gold Medal winners will get two complimentary tickets to attend our Gala Dinner, including meal, wine and entertainments. Their wine will be featured and tested by our guests, who will be able to directly place their orders.


For the Wine of the Year:

  • Acknowledgement during our Gala Dinner: A showcase on Global Victoria's stands during Food & Beverages Trade Mission.*
  • The winning winery will be featured in Global Victoria's LinkedIn page.


*Global Victoria delivers multiple types of overseas trade missions, some involve trade shows, others exploration trade missions. These activities explore business opportunities, gathers market insights and can help create networks of buyers, agents, suppliers and key government contacts in a specific country or region. Note, Flights, accommodation, insurances, and product logistics are at the cost of the award-winner. The offer must be claimed by 13 November 2025. 

Registration FeesRegistration Fees

All registrations must be made on our Showrunner page. Please register here.


Early Bird (for the first 20 participants) – 75 AU$

Regular –90 AU$

FACCI Members – Free entry


Not a member yet?


Click here to become a FACCI Wine & Dine member and get your discount code for a free entry.

FACCI's Wine & Dine Membership is designed to benefit restaurants, bistros, cafes as well as wine and food providers by giving them access to the Chamber's diverse range

of advertising, promotion, and sponsorship opportunities.

Our JudgesOur Judges

Judging ProcessJudging Process

Key deadlinesKey deadlines

Wednesday 26 June

Opening of registrations



Friday 23 August

Registration deadline



Friday 30 August

Product delivery deadline

 Your bottles must arrive by August 30th in order to be judged.



Early October

Results announcement



Thursday 7 November

Gala Dinner and Special Awards announcement 

AwardsAwards

How to Enter?How to Enter?

All registrations for the Concours des Vins 2024 must be completed through our Showrunner page.


Once your registration is confirmed via email, you may proceed to send us 2 bottles for each category you wish to enter.


Please ensure that each bottle can be easily identified using the information provided during registration on the Showrunner platform. There are no specific labels required to print or apply to your product.

Shipping InstructionsShipping Instructions

  1. Make sure to send 2 bottles per selected variety. Please note that the bottles won't be judged if the manufacture year is not respected.
  2. Pack all your samples in the same box
  3. Once the shipment has been done, please share the tracking details with the competition coordinator at event-vic@facci.com.au
  4. Please send your samples to the following address:



Attention: Paul Moing

FINNAirSea Logistics Pty Ltd

Unit 7B

1 International Drive, Westmeadows VIC 3049



Note:

  • Registration ends: 23rd of August 2024 at 5.00 pm
  • Delivery deadline date: 30th of August 2024 at 5.00 pm


Important Note: Wines received after the deadline will not be accepted and refunds will not be issued.

FAQFAQ

ENTRY QUESTIONS


Are there any extensions to deadlines? 

No. Please make sure to register on Showrunner before the 23rd of August. All registrations and bottles received after the 30th of August will not be taken into consideration.


Are there any discounts for multiple entries or early entries? 

There are no discounts for multiple entries. However, we offer a reduced registration fee for our first 20 participants (Now sold out). Entrees are free for FACCI. If you are not a FACCI Member yet, we can register for our Wine & Dine Membership by clicking HERE


Can I pay entry fees using my own currency? 

Unfortunately, we can only accept payments made in AU$.


SAMPLES & SHIPPING


When do I need to ship samples? 

Please make sure your bottles are received before the 30rd of August, 5:00pm. 


How many bottles per entry do we need to send? 

Please make sure you send us two bottles per entry.


Where should I send my samples?  

Please send your bottles in cases properly marked with the exhibitor's name and contact details to:


Attention: Paul Moing

FINNAirSea Logistics Pty Ltd

Unit 7B

1 International Drive, Westmeadows VIC 3049


Our samples did not arrive in time/were late for the Concours des Vins. They are on hold by customs/damaged by courier/late to arrive. Can we still send our samples? 

Unfortunately, for our Jury to be able to test your wine, it is essential that your bottles arrive on time. All bottles received after the 30th of August will not be judged.


INVOICES & BILLING QUESTIONS


How will my invoice be sent to me?

You will automatically receive your invoice after you register on our Showrunner page.


RESULTS & WINNERS


How will I be informed of my results?

Results will be made public early October. You will also receive an email and a notification on your Showrunner account.


What do winners receive from Le Concours des Vins?

For more information on our awards, please visit the Awards page.


GENERAL QUESTIONS


When will the judging take place?

Our judging session will be held in September.


Who are your judges?

To know more about our judges, please visit the Judges page.


Have further questions?

If you have any additional questions about the Concours des Vins, please email event-vic@facci.com.au.

Our Sponsors and Event PartnersOur Sponsors and Event Partners

Naming Rights Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Event Partners

Product Sponsors

Media Partner

Organiser

About FACCIAbout FACCI

The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FACCI) was founded in 1899. We are celebrating this year FACCI's 125th Anniversary. At the time, Australia's trade relations with France were almost solely dependent on the export of wool. More than a century later, this relationship now includes a host of many other industries.


The French-Australian Chamber is an independent not-for-profit organisation governed by 15 Board of Directors and comprising of more than 470 members. Our head office is based in Sydney and we also have four other Chapters and offices in MelbourneBrisbanePerth, and Adelaide.


The Chamber is affiliated with CCI France International, a worldwide network of 118 French Chambers operating in 93 countries.


The Chamber's main mission is to promote our members and help French and Australian companies succeed through informationnetworking and business support services.

Contact usContact us

For any enquiries regarding the Concours des Vins du Victoria 2024,

please write to : event-vic@facci.com.au.