21st Canberra International Riesling Challenge - 10 - 15 October 2022

Posted 11 May 2022 11:58am

After two years of postponement due to COVID restrictions and limitations in Australian domestic and international travel the Canberra International Riesling Challenge will be held 10-15 October 2022.

Entries for the 21st 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.

We have used the enforced layoff to review and improve the Challenge. Scoring will again be made using the 100 points system and we are moving to a new awards system using the 100 point system on the Award stickers. The 2022 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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