Rules of Entry

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For the schedule and other detailed information, please refer here.


Qualification for Entry

  1. Wines are made from grapes and belong to the indicated categories in the face side. Wine added extract from fruit, coffee, etc. is not accepted.
  2. Applicants must be wine producers, distributors, importers or wine dealers.

Criteria for Entry

  1. The annual production of the wine is beyond 1,000 bottles (750㎖).
  2. The bottle size of the wine must be less than 2,000㎖.
  3. The sample must be in glass bottle.
  4. All the information in the form must be completed. The name of the applicant, category of the wine, brand name of the wine, varietal compositions (if several, indicate each percentage), country of the production, suggested retail price, etc. must be legible.
  5. Please be noted that we shoot photo of appearance for the awarded wine.
  6. We prioritize wine information such as vintage on the labels that has been sent to us as samples.

Number of Entry & Bottles

  1. There is no limit number of items for entry.
  2. Required number of samples for each item is 3 bottles (750㎖). (In case of 375㎖, 6 bottles) 
  3. When the same wine is submitted by more than one company, the wines are judged as one item. Please note that the entry fee will not be refunded.

Entry Fee

  1. Entry Fee
    Number of items Entry fee
    from 1 to 10 items 20,000 Yen each item
    11 items and over 18,000 Yen each item
    *Yen 20,000 is approx. US$180
    *10 percent consumption tax is added.
    Ex) 5items entry 20,000Yen× 5items=100,000Yen+10% tax (10,000Yen)
    15items entry 18,000Yen× 15items= 270,000Yen+10% tax (27,000Yen)
  2. Entree fee needs to be paid either by bank transfer or by credit card.
  3. Early Bird Discount
    If the payment is made by credit card by the due date before 24:00(Japan Time) on Oct.31, 2019, 5% discount can be applied to the total amount.
    Ex) 5 items entry 20,000Yen × 5 items = 100,000Yen
         100,000Yen × 5% = 5,000Yen
         (100,000Yen ‒ 5,000Yen )+ 10% tax(9,500Yen) =104,500Yen
  4. As for the credit card payment, please follow the procedure online.
    The total fee and the bank details will be sent to you online or by e-mail.

  5. Applicants must bear all the bank charge for the remittance.
  6. The entree fee is non-refundable in any case.
  7. After we confirm the payment, it will be considered as completion of registration.
  8. The payment deadline is in two weeks from the date of entry.
    The final date of payment will be on 30th of November, 2019.
  9. If it is impossible to hold and operate the tasting assessment due to the natural disasters

    such as earthquake etc., the entry fee will not be refunded.

Entry Method and Application Form

  1. Online entry is strongly recommended. Please check our website for the details.
    Also manual entry by post/fax/e-mail is available.
  2. The application forms for the manual entry is available to be downloaded from our website. Please fill in and send them to:
  3. Mailing Address

    “SAKURA” Japan Women’s Wine Awards Office
    Akasaka Office Heights 4-13-5 Akasaka,
    Minato-ku Tokyo 107-0052 Japan
    TEL: 81-3-6229-1727 FAX: 81-3-5570-4341

Period of Entry

  1. The entry period is from Oct. 1, 2019 to Nov. 30, 2019
  2. Wine information registration and amendment period is also applied to above period.

Deadline of the Sample

  1. Please ship the samples along with the e-mail from SAKURA Wine Awards Office in time for arrival in Tokyo by Jan. 10, 2020.
  2. The delivery address will be informed by e-mail when the payment is completed.
  3. Download the outer carton label with QR code from MY PAGE and write the entry code of the wine.
  4. Attach the outer carton label visibly on the outer box.
    *Please attach the outer carton label with QR code on every carton box. Otherwise, we possibly can not confirm your sample's arrival.
  5. Please avoid the delivery by EMS or post office as it takes long time for customs clearance.
  6. All the cost for shipping including insurance, customs clearance, duty & tax etc. must be borne by the applicant.
  7. "SAKURA" Japan Women's Wine Awards Office is not responsible for any damage of the samples during the delivery.
  8. If samples arrive after the deadline, they may not be included in the competition. Samples which are not in time fo the competition will not be eturned. Also, there will be no efund of the entry fee.


  1. The Juries will be divided into small groups of 5 to 6 people.
    The wines will be judged by blind tasting.
  2. The full score is 100 point. The wines marked from 93 to 100 points are awarded Double Gold, from 88 to 92 points are Gold and from 83 to 87 points are Silver.
  3. Diamond Trophy wines will be selected from Double Gold wines.
  4. Special awards will be selected from Double Gold and Gold wines.

Award Announcement

  1. February 14, 2020: Double Gold, Gold and Silver Awards will be announced on the website.
  2. March 10, 2020: Diamond Trophy and Special Awards Grand Prix will be announced at the Ceremony at FOODEX JAPAN 2020.


  1. The diploma will be conferred to all winners.
  2. Trophies will be conferred to the winners of Diamond Trophy and Special Awards Grand Prix.

Medal Logo

  1. Award-wlnning companies are privileged to receive the digital Medal logo free of charge via MY PAGE by submitting the agreement form on the condition for use.
  2. The Medal logo is to be used only for the awarded wines with the relevant vintage.
  3. Purchase of the printed medal stickers is available.
Medal Logo


  1. The list and information of registered wines are kept confidential.
  2. Samples are non-returnable.


Should an ambiguit yor problem arises, the matter will be investigated by“ SAKURA” Wine Awards Office.
The information that we collect and store relating to the entry is used to enable us to provide our information, inquiries and services to the appliants.


“SAKURA” Japan Women’s Wine Awards Office
Akasaka Office Heights 4-13-5 Akasaka,
Minato-ku Tokyo 107-0052 Japan
TEL: 81-3-6229-1727 FAX: 81-3-5570-4341

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