2023 Canberra International Riesling Challenge - 9 - 14 October

Posted 7 March 2023 1:10pm


Following a successful return to showcasing the wonders of Riesling in 2022 the 22nd Canberra International Riesling Challenge will be held 9-14 October 2023.

Entries for the 22nd Canberra International Riesling Challenge will open on 1 June  with expectations that this will be another great year for the Challenge.

Founded in 2000, the Canberra International Riesling Challenge celebrates the Queen of Grapes, Riesling, aiming to improve the quality of Riesling available to consumers and to improve consumers’ understanding and appreciation of Riesling.

The Challenge is the largest single varietal wine show in the Southern Hemisphere usually attracting over 500 entries from 7-10 countries. Entries are judged according to their age and style and they are presented to the judges by growing region so that the distinctive regional characteristics that develop in Riesling guide the judging. The best wines from each region are then selected to compete for style and national trophies.

Scoring will again be made using the 100 points system with the CIRC awards system using the 100 point system on the Award stickers. The 2023 Awards will be:

Elite                  - 95 or more points
Excellent           - 93 to 94 points
Premium           - 90 to 92 points
Recommended - 85 to 89 points


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