Rules and Regulations

 

2017 VICTORIAN WINE SHOW

HOW TO ENTER To enter online, visit www.vicwineshow.com.au

Email: secretary@vicwineshow.com.au
Mail: Victorian Wine Show Committee
PO Box 508
Seymour VIC 3661

 

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES 30 SEPTEMBER 2017
ENTRY FEES $70 (+ gst) for online entry
$80 (+ gst) for postal entry
DELIVERY OF EXHIBITS VICTORIAN WINE SHOW
c/o MITCHELTON WINERY
MITCHELLSTOWN ROAD
NAGAMBIE VIC 3608

(Closing date for receival of exhibits: 13 October 2017)

JUDGING DATES Wednesday 1 November-Friday 3 November
EXHIBITORS’ TASTING Tuesday 14 November 2017 from 9.30 am to 12 noon
AWARDS PRESENTATION Tuesday 14 November 2017, commencing at 12 noon
Cost: $95 per person
PUBLICATION of RESULTS Medal results will be available at the exhibitors’ tasting. Full results, including trophy awards, will be available at the awards presentation lunch
   
SOCIAL MEDIA www.vicwineshow.com.au
CONTACT Email: secretary@vicwineshow.com.au
Mail: Victorian Wine Show Committee
PO Box 508
Seymour VIC 3661

 

 

 


 

CLOSING DATE
The closing date for entries will be 30th September 2017.

ENTRY FEES
$70 for on-line entries
$80 for postal entries

DELIVERY OF EXHIBITS
Exhibitors are to arrange with their courier of choice to ensure that wines are delivered to:
VICTORIAN WINE SHOW
c/o MITCHELTON WINERY
MITCHELLSTOWN ROAD
NAGAMBIE VIC 3608

EXHIBITS MUST BE DELIVERED BY 13th OCTOBER 2017

EXHIBITOR TASTING
Exhibitor tasting will be held from 9.30 am till 12 noon and will recommence at the conclusion of the Awards presentation for one hour on Tuesday 14th November  2017 at Mitchelton Wines, Mitchellstown Rd, Nagambie.

RESULTS
Wine judging results will be released at the exhibitor tasting and luncheon. Results will be forwarded to exhibitors in the results book, the cost of which is included in the entry fees.

PRESENTATIONS
Trophies will be awarded at the Presentation of Awards luncheon to be held at Mitchelton wines restaurant on Tuesday 14th November 2017. The luncheon commences at 12 noon.
Exhibitors and friends are encouraged to attend. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Cost $95 per head.

LUNCH BOOKINGS
Bookings online: www.vicwineshow.com.au
Email: secretary@vicwineshow.com.au
Mail: Victorian Wine Show Committee
PO Box 508
Seymour VIC 3661

AWARD WINNERS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR NATIONAL WINE  SHOW, CANBERRA
Gold or silver medal wines from classes bottled at the time of judging will be accepted from the Victorian Wines Show, an accredited regional wine show.
Entries will have to meet the minimum quantity requirements for the appropriate classes in the National Wine Show of Australia.
It will be the responsibility of the exhibitor to ensure that any eligible wines are entered.

MEDAL WINES FOR EXPORT
The Victorian Wine Show medals can be applied to wine bottles exported to the EU.

REGULATIONS GOVERNING EXHIBITS TO THE VICTORIAN WINES SHOW
1. All classes are open for competition to winemakers and vignerons.

  1. “Grapes” shall mean 85% variety or vintage of grapes grown within Victoria in compliance with Australian Geographical Indication regulations.
  2. A ” winegrower” shall mean any person or firm producing wine from grapes with 85% of variety or vintage grown in Victoria.
  3. Each wine entry shall consist of 4 x 750 ml bottles or equivalent as specified in the Schedule of Conditions.
    4.1 All entries must be commercially bottled at the                  time of entry
    4.2 Unbottled wines are not permitted
  4. The same wine may not be entered more than once. No exhibit may be entered in more than one class.
  5. Exhibits will be judged on points and the points will be set out in a list of awards.
  6. Gold, silver and bronze certificates will be issued to award winners
  7. Entries should be made through our website:
    www.victorianwinesshow.com.au
    Alternatively, an entry form can be submitted by post. Such entries will be subject to an additional administration fee.
    8.1 Entries will only be accepted via on-line entry        system or by post
    8.2 No faxed entries will be accepted
  8. Exhibitors must state, on the entry form, the class to be competed for, the style or type and vintage or approximate age of the wine, the region(s) and the level of sweetness where requested. In addition, please indicate eligibility for the Best Small producer trophy (see conditions for eligibility in item 26 below).
  9. No person will be allowed to inspect an entry form after lodgement with the Victorian Wines Show until the judges’ awards have been made public.
  10. In all classes the stock as required to be held according to the class requirements may be inspected and checked by a representative of the Victorian Wines Show Committee or its nominee before the Presentation of Awards ceremony and for up to one month after this time. Samples of award-winning wines must be held for at least one month after announcement of awards. The representative may procure one bottle of such inspected entry for comparison with the original entry.
  11. Exhibits are to bear the labels supplied by the Victorian Wines Show for the purpose and must show:
    12.1 The number of the class and the name of the          grape variety or varieties.
    12.2 Distinguishing mark to enable exhibits to be                        positively identified.
    12.3 The year of vintage or, if blended, the                                    approximate age of the blend
    12.4 Density in classes where the sweetness level                      is specified
    12.5 The commercial name of the wine if the entry                    includes words other than the name of the                          maker and the variety.
    NOTES:
    A.  All bottles, either unlabelled or commercially labelled, must bear labels supplied by the Victorian Wine Show.
    B. Commercially labelled bottles are permissible
    C.  Branded bottles and corks are permissible
    D. Exhibitors are requested to remove capsules from cork-sealed bottles for entry.
  12. After the close of entries, no person will be permitted access to the exhibits except the stewards, secretary and staff, until the awards have been made.
  13. Each exhibit must represent stock as set out on the entry form and be the bona fide property of that exhibitor.
  14. Exhibits of blended wines must represent the prescribed quantity already blended.
  15. All exhibits become the property of the Victorian Wine Show.
  16. The Victorian Wine Show committee may request up to two (2) dozen of any exhibits for awards presentation function or other promotional activity by donation . We will make contact to arrange delivery.
  17. All exhibits must be 85% Victorian grapes and, where required, conform to the respective Acts of the State of Victoria and the Commonwealth of Australia which govern the production of Australian wine, these to include the Health Act regulations, and any others. The Victorian Wine Show reserves the right to have any exhibit inspected and/or analysed.
  18. No protest will be entertained unless made in writing within seven days of the announcement of the awards, and is to be accompanied by a deposit of $100.00.
  19. An exhibitor breaking any rule or regulation may be disqualified from this show or any future shows conducted by the Victorian Wine Show. The length of this disqualification is at the discretion of the Executive.
  20. No entry will be received from any disqualified exhibitor during the period of such disqualification. Should any such entry be accepted it shall, when discovered, be deemed void and the entry fee and exhibit and any awards or trophies will be forfeited.
  21. Judges shall not at any time prior to the announcement of the awards have any access or knowledge as to the identity of the exhibits.
  22. No exhibitor shall advertise or allow to be advertised by any means whatsoever, whether by broadcasting, pictorially, or in writing, the fact that any exhibit has won any prize in this Show unless such advertisement shows clearly:

Victorian Wines Show

Year of award.

Description of class vintage year when  applicable.

Type of wine.

  1. In connection with aggregate prizes, points for Major Awards will be allocated as follows:

GOLD AWARD                   5 points
SILVER AWARD                  3 points
BRONZE AWARD               1 point

  1. Exhibitors have no restriction on number of entries per class as long as the same wine is not entered more than once.
  2. A refund of Entry Fees shall not be made unless a notification of withdrawal is received by the VWS before the Closing Day of Entry.
  3. Small Producer Trophy
    Exhibitors are to mark at the time of entry if exhibits qualify for consideration.
    A small producer is defined as one who grows grapes on a vineyard not exceeding 10 hectares and owns or leases a winery that produces the wines submitted as entries to the show .

 

JUDGING CONDITIONS

  1. Judges will judge each class without collaboration and on receipt of all result sheets applicable to any one class, the Chair of the Judges panel shall have the points totalled, checked and determine the awards.
  2. Judges will not have access to exhibits apart from the glass of each placed in front of them by the stewards.
  3. Exhibits will be judged using the 100-point scale.
  4. Awards will be made as follows:

Gold Award        95 points and over
Silver Award       90-94 points
Bronze Award    85-89 points

  1. 5. Most successful exhibitor will be judged on the aggregate total of an exhibitor’s five highest pointed wines. Only one wine from any class will be counted towards the aggregate total in the first instance. In the case of a tie, the result will be determined by the next highest award(s) in any class.
  2. To determine trophy awards where more than one class is involved only the highest pointed award from each class will be eligible. In the case of the Most Successful Exhibitor award, only one wine from any class will be eligible, except as outlined in item 5 in the case of a tie of points.
  3. The Chief Judge shall have the power to disqualify, dismiss or relocate as being not eligible for judging, any exhibit which, in his opinion, does not comply with the regulations in every respect, and such action shall be accepted as final.
  4. Awards may be withheld in any class where exhibits are considered unworthy.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The Director and Victorian Wines Show committee gratefully acknowledge acceptance by Mr. James Halliday to act as Patron of the Victorian Wines Show.

We also wish to place on record our sincere appreciation:

  • for the support of Mitchelton Wines in providing us a spectacular venue for the duration of the show
  • for the enthusiasm and diligence of those who have assisted us in organising this event.
  • for the advice which was so courteously extended to us by some key members of the wine industry which has been invaluable.
  • for the loyal and ongoing support from Sponsors, Trophy Sponsors and Advertisers who assist in defraying the costs of the show.
  • to the many people who are neither members of our society nor directly involved in the wine industry who have made their particular talents available to us.

And most importantly, thank you to the exhibitors who enter, for we wouldn’t have a show without your support.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
JUDGING
Wednesday 1 November–Friday 3 November 2017
Mitchelton Wines
Mitchellstown Rd, Nagambie VIC 3608

AWARDS PRESENTATION LUNCHEON
Tuesday  November  14, 2017, 12 noon
Mitchelton Wines
Mitchellstown Rd, Nagambie VIC 3608
$95 per head

EXHIBITOR TASTING
Tuesday November 14, 9.30 am-12 noon
Mitchelton Wines
Mitchellstown Rd, Nagambie VIC 3608

2017 TROPHIES AND TROPHY SPONSORS

PREMIUM TROPHIES

COLIN J. RICHARDSON MEMORIAL TROPHY
PRESENTED BY MITCHELTON WINES
Most Successful Exhibitor

SAINT MARTIN
Best Wine of Show

OZPAK
Best Sparkling Wine

WINEQUIP
Best White Table Wine

VWS
Best Red Table Wine

LABELHOUSE
Best Small Producer exhibit

VWS
Outstanding Viticultural Achievement
This trophy will be judged by a panel comprising the chief judge, the panel chairs and the show director and will be awarded to a grapegrower who, in the panel’s opinion, has made a significant contribution to Victorian viticulture by consistently producing grapes that result in gold medal-winning wines.

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TROPHIES

AIR LIQUIDE
Best Riesling (Classes 1-3)

COOPERAGES 1912
Best Chardonnay (Classes 6, 8, 9)

VWS
Best Other White Table Wine (Classes 4-7, 10)

CLASSIC OAK
Best Pinot Noir (Classes 13-15)

WINEQUIP
Best Shiraz or Shiraz Viognier (Classes 16, 17)

FLEXCUBE
Best Cabernet Sauvignon (Classes 18, 19)

HAHN CORPORATION
Best Other Red Varietal or Red Blend (Classes 20-23)

LAFFORT
Best Rosé (Class 12)

RIEDEL
Best Emerging or Alternative Varietal or Blend (Classes 6, 7, 20-23)

WINEMAKERS OF RUTHERGLEN
Best Fortified Wine (Classes 27-31)

ROYAL SELANGOR
Best Museum Wine (Classes 32-34)

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

THE PREMIER’S TROPHY for BEST VICTORIAN WINE
The Best Wines of Show from Victoria’s regional wine shows will be assessed by a specially-convened panel. The winning wine will be awarded the Premier’s Trophy. Entry is by invitation only.

THE VICTORIAN WINE SHOW TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP
Entrants will be judged on a written submission and wines entered into the 2017 Victorian Wine Show. A separate entry form is required and is available on the show website, www.vicwineshow.com.au