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The 21st Canberra International Riesling Challenge (CIRC) to be held 11-16 October 2021 will introduce a new awards system commencing with the 2021 Challenge. Instead of the traditional medal system used by most wine shows, the CIRC will use a system based on the 100 point scale against which the wines are judged during the Challenge.
Recognizing the importance of the wine industry within the Canberra Region, and the status of the Canberra Region as one of the premier Riesling Regions in the world, the Canberra International Riesling Challenge has been supported by the ACT Government since its inception in 2000. The Canberra International Riesling Challenge welcomes the decision of the ACT Government to extend its support for the Challenge to include the 2021 Challenge.
The prestigious top award at the 19th annual Canberra International Riesling Challenge – Best Wine of the 2018 Challenge - has been won by US winery Black Star Farms with its 2017 Black Star Farms Arcturos Dry Riesling
There's a beautiful aroma you find in old, well-cellared bottles of riesling, one that is deliciously distinctive but hard to describe.... Source: Australian Financial review Read more
Eiswine (Icewine) had been associated with Germany and Austria since the late eighteenth century. Today, we look to Canada for Ice Wine, and to maintain the wine’s singular character Canadian producers must work under stringent production rules
The Age of Riesling February 2016
Dan Traucki article from Winestate Annual 2016
The Canberra International Riesling Challenge (CIRC) has been postponed from the planned October 2020, to 11-16 October 2021 due to the impact of the COVID-10 pandemic.