Classes and Categories

AWARD CLASSES 2018

Southern Hemisphere

Class 1: Current Vintage 2018– Dry: Less than 8g sugar/ltr
Class 2: Current Vintage 2018– Semi-Dry: 8g – 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 3: Current Vintage 2018– Sweet including Botrytis and Eiswein styles: More than 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 4: Open Class Vintage 2015-2017 – Dry: Less than 8g sugar/ltr
Class 5: Open Class Vintage 2015-2017 – Semi- Dry: 8g – 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 6: Open Class Vintage 2015-2017 – Sweet including Botrytis and Eiswein styles: More than 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 7: Museum Class Vintage 2014 & prior – Dry: Less than 8g sugar/ltr
Class 8: Museum Class Vintage 2014 & prior – Semi- Dry: 8g – 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 9: Museum Class Vintage 2014 & prior – Sweet including Botrytis and Eiswein styles: More than 20 g sugar/ltr

The CIRC will transfer any entry that it believes is not being fairly assessed in the Class entered.

Northern Hemisphere

Class 10: Current Vintage 2017 – Dry: Less than 8g sugar/ltr
Class 11: Current Vintage 2017 – Semi-Dry: 8g – 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 12: Current Vintage 2017 – Sweet including Botrytis and Eiswein styles: More than 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 13: Open Class Vintage 2014-2016 – Dry: Less than 8g sugar/ltr
Class 14: Open Class Vintage 2014-2016 – Semi- Dry: 8g – 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 15: Open Class Vintage 2014-2016 – Sweet including Botrytis and Eiswein styles: More than 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 16: Museum Class Vintage 2013 & prior – Dry: Less than 8g sugar/ltr
Class 17: Museum Class Vintage 2013 & prior – Semi- Dry: 8g – 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 18: Museum Class Vintage 2013 & prior – Sweet including Botrytis and Eiswein styles: More than 20 g sugar/ltr

The CIRC will transfer any entry that it believes is not being fairly assessed in the Class entered.

Special Classes - available to both Southern and Northern Hemispheres

Class 19: Speciality Riesling Class: for wines, including Sparkling wines that do not fit into other classes or wines made in an innovative style.

Class 20: Provenance Class: Three vintages of the same wine/label produced from a single vineyard or winery with 10 or more years age range between the most recent and the oldest vintage.