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 21st Canberra International Riesling Challenge will be held from 11-16 October 2021 in the Albert Hall, Yarralumla.
The 2021 Riedel Riesling Master Class - Hidden Secrets. If you are interested in learning about Riesling or wanting to extend your understanding of Riesling, the 2021 Riedel Riesling Master Class represents a unique opportunity to be guided by experts through the Rieslings of some of the best Riesling Regions of the world.
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.
The 2021 Awards Presentation and Celebration of Riesling recognises the best Rieslings from the Challenge. Attendees can taste the winning Rieslings from 2021 and past years.