News Release
May 29, 2015

This is a newsletter from “ SAKURA” Japan Women’s Wine Awards Office.

The 2nd “SAKURA” Japan Women’s Wine Awards 2015 (abbreviation: SAKURA” Wine Awards) was completed after “SAKURA” GALA WINE PARTY in April and the preparations for the 3rd “ SAKURA” Wine Awards 2016 starts now!!

sakura“SAKURA” is Japanese name of “Cherry blossom”

It is the national flower as a great symbol of Japanese women in Japan. Japanese love to see the blooming flowers and relish the beauty of falling snowy petals in the spring breeze.

1. What is “ SAKURA” Wine Awards?

We do welcome all new comers who have not heard “SAKURA” Japan Women’s Wine Awards.

“SAKURA” Japan Women’s Wine Awards is the biggest international wine competition in Japan, at which wines are judged by professional Japanese women working in the field of wine industry.
This competition was launched in 2014 and in the second year 2015, a total of 2,904 entries were made from 29 countries, which was as 1.5 times as that of last year. The juries comprise sommeliers, wine school instructors, women working at importing & retailing companies, wine journalists and winemakers. The result is getting the world’s attention and has an influence to activate the wine market in Japan.

2. Renewal of “SAKURA” Wine Awards Web site

Please find the Web site in English renewed for the 3rd “SAKURA” Wine Awards.

3. Schedule of the 3rd “ SAKURA” Wine Awards 2016

Important Dates to remember

Oct.1, 2018(Mon) - Nov. 30 , 2018(Fri)
Sample Delivery
Arrival at Tokyo by Jan. 11 , 2019(Fri)
Tasting Judgement
Jan. 29, 2019(Tue) - Jan. 30, 2019(Wed)
Award Announcement
on line
Feb. 14 , 2019 (Tue) St. Valentine's day

Ceremony announcing
Diamond Trophy and
Special Awards
March. 5 , 2019(Tue) at

Please see the detail in the Web site of “SAKURA” Wine Awards.
Download of English leaflet is available from here.

Please make a note of October.1st for your entry to “SAKURA” Wine Awards!!