Classes and Categories

AWARD CLASSES 2022

Southern Hemisphere

Class 1: Current Vintage 2022– Dry: Less than 8g sugar/ltr
Class 2: Current Vintage 2022– Semi-Dry: 8g – 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 3: Current Vintage 2022– Sweet including Botrytis and Eiswein styles: More than 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 4: Open Class Vintage 2019-2021 – Dry: Less than 8g sugar/ltr
Class 5: Open Class Vintage 2019-2021 – Semi- Dry: 8g – 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 6: Open Class Vintage 2019-2021 – Sweet including Botrytis and Eiswein styles: More than 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 7: Museum Class Vintage 2018 & prior – Dry: Less than 8g sugar/ltr
Class 8: Museum Class Vintage 2018 & prior – Semi- Dry: 8g – 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 9: Museum Class Vintage 2018 & 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 2021 – Dry: Less than 8g sugar/ltr
Class 11: Current Vintage 2021 – Semi-Dry: 8g – 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 12: Current Vintage 2021 – Sweet including Botrytis and Eiswein styles: More than 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 13: Open Class Vintage 2018-2021 – Dry: Less than 8g sugar/ltr
Class 14: Open Class Vintage 2018-2020 – Semi- Dry: 8g – 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 15: Open Class Vintage 2018-2020 – Sweet including Botrytis and Eiswein styles: More than 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 16: Museum Class Vintage 2017 & prior – Dry: Less than 8g sugar/ltr
Class 17: Museum Class Vintage 2017& prior – Semi- Dry: 8g – 20 g sugar/ltr
Class 18: Museum Class Vintage 2017 & 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, and the intermediate vintage approximately midway between the oldest and youngest vintages.