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 7, 8, 20, 21) and in blended classes,  wines will be grouped and judged by variety and/or blend as far as possible.
NOTE: For Shiraz and Shiraz/Viognier classes 16 and 17:
Wines will be sorted by geographical indicator (GI) as published by Wine Australia and grouped in a random order for the purpose of judging within the classes.

– Judges are only informed of GI region breaks within the classes and are not aware of the named regions whilst judging.

– Where an exhibitor has not stated a geographical indicator upon entry or where fewer than three exhibits are from one region, those exhibits will be grouped and judged as one group, in a random order for the purpose of judging.

LIP blending rules apply.


1. White wines

Class number Description Vintage
1 Riesling and other aromatics e.g. Traminer, Frontignac 2019
2 Riesling and other aromatics e.g. Traminer, Frontignac 2018
3 Riesling and other aromatics e.g. Traminer, Frontignac 2017 and older
4 Sauvignon Blanc Any vintage
5 Pinot Grigio/Gris 2019
6 Pinot Grigio/Gris 2018 and older
7 Other white varieties (including Chardonnay and Mediterranean varieties) and blends 2019
8 Other white varieties and blends (including Mediterranean varieties) 2018 and older
9 Chardonnay 2018
10 Chardonnay 2017 and older
11 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 2018
15 Pinot Noir 2017 and older
16 Shiraz and Shiraz Viognier (see NOTE above) 2018
17 Shiraz and Shiraz Viognier (see NOTE above) 2017 and older
18 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
19 Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 and older
20 Other single varietal reds (including Mediterranean varieties) 2018
21 Other single varietal reds (including Mediterranean varieties) 2017 and older
22 Red blends (including Mediterranean varieties) 2018
23 Red blends (including Mediterranean varieties) 2017 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 2014 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 2014 and older
33 Non-aromatic whites 2014 and older
34 Red varietals and blends 2014 and older

 

 

 

 

 

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