Schedule of Classes

1. OPEN SECTION

No limit of entries per class.
Minimum quantity 600 litres.
4 bottles per entry (750 ml) or 8 x 375 ml.
In classes where more than one variety is eligible (eg classes 6, 7, 21, 22) and in blended classes,  wines will be grouped and judged by variety and/or blend as far as possible.
LIP blending rules apply.

1.1 White wines

Class number Description Vintage
1 Riesling and other aromatics e.g. Traminer, Frontignac 2017
2 Riesling and other aromatics e.g. Traminer, Frontignac 2016
3 Riesling and other aromatics e.g. Traminer, Frontignac 2015 and older
4 Sauvignon Blanc Any vintage
5 Pinot Grigio/Gris Any vintage
6 Other white varieties (including Chardonnay and Mediterranean varieties) and blends 2017
7 Other white varieties and blends (including Mediterranean varieties) 2016 and older
8 Chardonnay 2016
9 Chardonnay 2015 and older
10 Sweet white wines Any vintage

 

1.2 Red Wines

Class number Description Vintage
12 Rose Any vintage
13 Early-drinking red styles Any vintage
14 Pinot Noir 2016
15 Pinot Noir 2015 and older
16 Shiraz and Shiraz Viognier 2016
17 Shiraz and Shiraz Viognier 2015 and older
18 Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
19 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 and older
20 Other single varietal reds (including Mediterranean varieties) 2016
21 Other single varietal reds (including Mediterranean varieties) 2015 and older
22 Red blends (including Mediterranean varieties) 2016
23 Red blends (including Mediterranean varieties) 2015 and older

 

1.3 Sparkling Wines

Class number Description Vintage
24 White and Rose sparkling wines from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier Any vintage or non-vintage
25 White and Rose sparkling wines from other varieties or blends  e.g. Prosecco Any vintage or non-vintage
26 Sparkling red wines (varieties and percentages to be stated on entry form) Any vintage or non-vintage

 

1.4 Fortified Wines

Class number Description Vintage
27 Apera Any vintage or non-vintage
28 Vintage fortified red Any vintage
29 Tawny Any vintage or non-vintage
30 Muscat and Topaque–Australian and Classic Any vintage or non-vintage
31 Muscat and Topaque, Grand and Rare Any vintage or non-vintage

 

2. MUSEUM SECTION–vintage 2012 and prior

No limit of entries per class.
There are no minimum entry requirements for this class but exhibitors may be asked to supply one dozen bottles for the Awards Presentation function.
4 bottles per entry (750 ml) or 8 x 375 ml.
LIP blending rules apply.
Entries in this class are only eligible for the Best Museum Wine Trophy and will not be included in any calculation for Most Successful Exhibitor award or any other award except as specified in this schedule.

Class number Description Vintage
32 Aromatic Whites 2012 and older
33 Non-aromatic whites 2012 and older
34 Red varietals and blends 2012 and older

 

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