Ten thousand bottles of wine do not get delivered, checked and placed by themselves; it takes an army of almost 170 volunteers.
The 2012 Cowra Wine Show is in full swing this week, with dozens of people involved in the staging of the special 30th anniversary event.
Judging commenced this week, with the panel of 21 judges making their way through the 1800 different wine types.
While the winners and judges are the high profile face of the show, there’s a small army behind the scenes that ensures everything runs smoothly.
Show organiser Bob Griffiths said the show could not be run without the volunteers behind it.
“There’s 10,000 bottles to be placed, thousands of glasses of wine to be poured every day and then even more to be washed,” he said.
“There’s literally hundreds of volunteers over many months to help prepare for this show.”
While its the judges’ turn this week to sample the best of the industry, later this week the public also has the chance to invade the Pavilion. The Public tasting is on Saturday, July 28. Tickets are $50 per head and can be purchased from the Cowra Show Office.