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Dan Murphy’s 2013
Australian Highlands Wine Show
All classes are open to wines made by Australian wine producers with a minimum of 85% of the entered wine originating from a vineyard that has some, or all, of the vineyard at or more than 500 metres above sea level.
A wine producer means any person owning or leasing a vineyard, and/or manufacturing wine, or from grapes purchased for the purpose of winemaking.
All exhibits must conform to the respective Acts of the States and Commonwealth of Australia which govern the production and sale of Australian Wine and Brandy, including but not limited to; the Customs and Excise Act, Health Act, Spirit Act, the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Export Regulations Amendments 1993, the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Amendments Act 1993 and the regulations relevant to such Acts.
All exhibits must be made wholly in Australia utilising only Australian grapes.
Stewards & judges reserve the right to reallocate wines to correct classes if entered into an incorrect or inappropriate class.
The Australian Highlands Wine Show Exhibitor Tasting is a “restricted industry function” and therefore attendance is limited to bona-fide company personnel associated with the entry. All exhibitors will be entitled to two (2) free tickets. Limited extra tickets, based upon entries submitted, will only be issued upon a direct request to the wine show committee
All exhibits will become the property of the Australian Highlands Wine Show.
The Australian Highlands Wine Show reserves the right to accept or reject any entry, to question exhibitors on details of entries and to change entries to a more appropriate class.
In all cases, the wine in stock, as declared on the entry form, may be inspected and checked by representatives or nominees of the association to verify origin and quantity held.
The wine show committee may also purchase at random samples from licensed retail outlets for comparison with exhibits submitted for judging.
The Chairman of Judges will have the final arbitration power.
No protest will be considered unless made within 7 days of the announcements of the awards. However, it must be noted that the decision of the judges is final and no discussion will be entered into, but the reason for the decision will be given.
Any exhibitor breaking any regulation may be disqualified from this and any future Australian Highlands Wine Show.
No entry will be received from any exhibitor disqualified by this or any other similar wine show during the period of such disqualification. Should an entry be accepted, it will, when discovered, be deemed void and the entry fee and the exhibit will be forfeited.
All entrants agree to supply, on request by the Australian Highlands Wine Show, up to 60 bottles at no greater than $10.00 per bottle (inc taxes and freight), of any wine entered for promotional and awards event purposes.
2. EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS
All entries must be made on the form supplied. Submissions will only be accepted for wines with a minimum of 85% of the entered wine originating from a vineyard that has some, or all, of the vineyard at or more than 500 metres above sea level.
All information requested must be supplied. Signed entry forms must be accompanied by full payment of all entry fees.
Entry fees are $ 30.00 per entry.
Entry forms can be sent to Australian Highlands Wine Show:By Post: PO Box 304, Mittagong NSW 2575
By Fax: (02) 4878 5540
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can apply online at www.australianhighlandswineshow.com.au
Payment can be made by:Cheque made payable to: Southern Highlands Food & Wine Association Direct Credit: Southern Highlands Food & Wine Association
BSB 802 101
Account Number 105824 Credit Card: Credit card payments can only be accepted with entries lodged online at www.australianhighlandswineshow.com.au
Final date for acceptance of entry forms and fees is 5pm 12th February 2013.
All exhibits must be delivered between 5th February and 19th February to:
Australian Highlands Wine Show
C/- Eling Forest Winery
12587 Hume Highway
Sutton Forest 2577
Contact Ph: 0409902982 Exhibits must arrive no later than 19th February, 2013.
A wine must only be entered once, irrespective of the number of trade labels under which it is released.
In all single varietal classes, not less than 85% of the wine must be of the specified variety.
Exhibitors may submit unlimited entries per class.
Exhibits of wines subject to multiple bottling runs must be in all respects, the same wine that is entered or available for retail sale under the specified entry label name.
All exhibits must be finished and bottled wine (no barrel samples accepted).
For each entry, FOUR (4) 750ml bottles, or equivalents are required.
Each entry must hold a minimum of 400lt in stock at the time of entry.
Exhibits on which freight has not been paid will be excluded from judging
No wine show labels will be issued; all entries must be labelled with commercial labels or otherwise clearly identifiable with a commercial name and vintage of the wine.
All exhibits will be made available for tasting at the Exhibitor Tasting.
Exhibits will be judged and given a score out of a total of 20 points and medals awarded as follows; Gold (18.5 to 20.0 points), Silver (17.0 to 18.4 points) and Bronze (15.5 to 16.9 points).
Entries awarded a gold medal in its class are the ONLY wines eligible for trophies. Where no wines are awarded a gold medal no trophies will be awarded and the highest scoring and judged wine will be issued a “Best in Class Certificate”.
Finished & bottled wines only
A minimum quantity of 400 litres (44 dozen 750ml bottles) of each entry is to be in stock at the time of entry.
Exhibits will be judged and given an average score out of a total of 20 points and medals awarded as follows; Gold (18.5 to 20.0 points), Silver (17.0 to 18.4 points) and Bronze (15.5 to 16.9 points)
Four (4) 750ml bottles, or equivalent, are required per entry.
Chardonnay 2012 vintage
Chardonnay other vintages
Riesling 2012 vintage
Riesling other vintages
Sauvignon Blanc 2012 vintage
Sauvignon Blanc other vintages
Pinot Gris/Grigio 2012 vintage
Pinot Gris/Grigio other vintages
White wine blend 2012 vintage
White wine blend other vintages
Other single white wine varieties 2012 vintage (not eligible for classes 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9)
Other single white wine varieties other vintages (not eligible for classes 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10)
Dessert Style Wines (all vintages)
White Sparkling Wine (all vintages)
Red Sparkling wine (all vintages)
Rose style 2012 vintage
Rose style other vintages
Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 vintage
Cabernet Sauvignon other vintages
Merlot 2011 vintage
Merlot other vintages
Pinot Noir 2011 vintage
Pinot Noir other vintages
Shiraz 2011 vintage
Shiraz other vintages
Red Blend 2011 vintage
Red Blend other vintages
Other single red wine varieties 2011 vintage (not eligible for classes 18, 20, 22 & 24)
Other single red wine varieties other vintages (not eligible for classes 19, 21, 23 & 25)
For further information or queries please contact Mark Bourne on 0409902982 or at email@example.com
DAN MURPHY’S TROPHY FOR THE BEST WINE OF THE 2013 SHOW
TROPHY FOR BEST RED TABLE WINE OF THE 2013 SHOW
TROPHY FOR BEST WHITE TABLE WINE OF THE 2013 SHOW
TROPHY FOR BEST SPARKLING WINE OF 2013 SHOW
TROPHY FOR BEST DESSERT WINE OF 2013 SHOW
TROPHY FOR BEST CHARDONNAY OF THE 2013 SHOW
TROPHY FOR BEST RIESLING OF THE 2013 SHOW
TROPHY FOR BEST SAUVIGNON BLANC OF THE 2013 SHOW
TROPHY FOR BEST PINOT GRIS/GRIGIO OF THE 2013 SHOW
TROPHY FOR BEST OTHER SINGLE WHITE VARIETY OF THE 2013 SHOW
TROPHY FOR BEST WHITE WINE BLEND OF THE 2012 SHOW
TROPHY FOR BEST SPARKLING WHITE WINE OF THE 2013 SHOW
TROPHY FOR BEST SPARKLING RED WINE OF THE 2013 SHOW
TROPHY FOR BEST ROSE OF THE 2013 SHOW
TROPHY FOR BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON OF THE 2013 SHOW
TROPHY FOR BEST MERLOT OF THE 2013 SHOW
TROPHY FOR BEST PINOT NOIR OF THE 2013 SHOW
TROPHY FOR BEST SHIRAZ OF THE 2013 SHOW
TROPHY FOR BEST OTHER SINGLE RED VARIETAL OF THE 2013 SHOW