Award Categories & Wine Classifications

Award Categories

_____ Home Wine Club of the Year – Will be given to club with the highest score of wines entered from one club – Rosette
_____Best of Class (Varieties that have 12+ entries) – Rosette
_____Best of Show White – Rosette & Special Award
_____Best of Show Red – Rosette & Special Award
_____Best of Show Sweet or Dessert – Rosette
_____First Time Entering a Wine Competition Award – Rosette – This will be given to the highest scoring winemaker who has NEVER entered any wine competition.
_____Winemaker of the Year Award – Rosette – Will be given to the individual whose top 5 scoring wine entries have the highest judging score among all entrants.
_____Estate Grown Grapes Award – Rosette – This award will be given to the highest score for wines entered made with at least 75% fruit grown by the entrant.

Wine Classifications

_____ 100 Chardonnay,
_____ 110 Sauvignon Blanc
_____ 125 Viognier
_____ 130 Chenin Blanc (Dry)
_____ 150 Riesling (Dry)
_____ 160 Other Dry White Varietals
_____ 170 Bordeaux Varietal Blends; Two or more of the following varieties: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Vert or Muscadelle.
_____ 172 Rhone Varietal Blends; Two or more of the following varieties: Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Clairette, Bourboulene, Piquepoul Blanc, Ugni Blanc or other Rhone varieties.
_____ 174 Other Dry White Varietal Blends.
_____ 180 Dry White Generic, (grapes need not be stated).

VITIS LABRUSCA White Wines
_____ 151 All White Labrusca Varietals or Blends

VITIS ROTUNDIFOLIA White Wines
_____ 152 All White Rotundifolia Varietals or Blends

VITIS AESTIVALIS White Wines
_____ 153 All White Aestivalis Varietals or Blends

VITIS HYBRID White Wines
_____ 155 All White Hybrid Varietals or Blends

VITIS VINIFERA Dry Red Table Wines (up to 0.5% residual sugar or wines that do not have sweetness)
_____ 210 Pinot Noir
_____ 215 Zinfandel
_____ 220 Merlot
_____ 222 Cabernet Franc
_____ 224 Cabernet Sauvignon
_____ 230 Sangiovese
_____ 236 Tempranillo
_____ 238 Barbera
_____ 240 Petite Sirah / Durif
_____ 242 Syrah/Shiraz
_____ 250 Other Dry Red Varietals
_____ 260 Bordeaux Varietal Blends; Two or more of the following varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, or other Bordeaux varieties
_____ 262 Rhone Varietal Blends; Two or more of the following varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Carignane, Piquepoul Noir, Counoise, Vaccarese, Bourboulenc, Terret Noir, Muscardin, Clairette or other Rhone varieties
_____ 266 Other Specialty Red Varietal Blends
_____ 280 Dry Red Generic. (grapes need not be stated)

VITIS LABRUSCA Red Wines
_____ 251 All Red Labrusca Varietals or Blends

VITIS ROTUNDIFOLIA Red Wines
_____ 252 All Red Rotundifolia Varietals or Blends

VITIS AESTIVALIS Red Wines
_____ 253 All Red Aestivalis Varietals or Blends

VITIS HYBRID Red Wines
_____ 255 All Red Hybrid Varietals or Blends

ALL Sweet Red Wines
_____ 285 All types and varieties over 0.6% residual sugar and/or
wines that do have a perceived sweetness

ALL Rosé, Pink, and Blush Wines (Dry)
_____ 300 Varietal Rosé (please state grape variety)
_____ 305 Rosé blends (please state grape varieties)
_____ 310 Generic Rosé (grapes need not be stated)

ALL Sparkling Wines
_____ 400 Varietal Sparkling (please state grape or fruit variety)
_____ 405 Sparkling blends (please state grape or fruit varieties)
_____ 410 Generic Sparkling (grapes or fruit need not be stated)

ALL Dessert Wines
_____ 500 Port Wine
_____ 510 Sherry Wine
_____ 520 Other fortified wines

ALL Sweet White Wines (above 0.6% residual sugar (rs) and/or wines that do have a perceived sweetness)

_____ 610 Chenin Blanc (Sweet)
_____ 620 White (Johannisberg) Riesling (Sweet)
_____ 660 Muscats
_____ 672 Other white varietals
_____ 680 White Generic
_____ 690 Varietal Rose (Sweet)

ALL Fruit, Berry, Vegetable, Mead Wines (please state type)
_____ 720 Berry Wines
_____ 721 Seed Fruit Wines
_____ 722 Stone Fruit Wines
_____ 723 Other Fruit Wine & Blends
_____ 740 Vegetable Wine
_____ 745 Mead Wines

ALL Unique Wines
_____ 840 Anything not covered in above classes

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