The setback with the recent closure of the Victorian border and the impact that will have on access to other Australian states, New Zealand and other overseas wine producers, has persuaded us to cancel the Sydney International Wine Competition for the first time in its 40 year history. The likelihood that travel and freight will be severely disrupted for much of the rest of the year means that it will be impossible to guarantee arrival of both wines and judges. It is very disappointing to postpone this year’s Competition because it has carried on throughout many tumultuous world and local events over the past 40 years, but the nature of the current pandemic means it is almost impossible to plan ahead. The case of Victoria highlights just how dramatic and changeable the situation can be. Having wineries enter and go to the expense of send samples etc with the risk of the competition having to be called off is the last thing we would want, so we feel we have had to make the call now. We would like to thank you for your continued support and hope that you are able to navigate these troubling times.