Firstly, why do we rate by stars? We simply feel that a 5 star rating system is the most comprehensively and globally understood scoring system and can be very quickly understood by trade and consumer audiences alike - just think Trustpilot, Tripadvisor, Michelin to name but a few.

This star rating system makes communicating your award so much easier and more impactful.

In addition to our star ratings, our judges are also looking for their top picks by country and by region. Imagine the power to open doors that you will give your sales and export team if you can say your wine has won Harpers Wine Stars 'Star of California' or 'Star of Portugal' for example. This really will make any buyer sit up and take notice.