Enter and attend the 50th Eltham Wine Show
Sunday 17 November 10.30am-2.30pm.
The Eltham Wine Show is Australia's largest competition for amateur grape winemakers, meadmakers, country winemakers and liqueur makers.
Professional, highly experienced judges will score every wine and provide insightful commentary, and entrants will have access to a free workshop on how to improve their wines after the Show.
A strong  commercial category allows all to enjoy comparisons across amateur and  commercial wines, and to improve and learn together.
Visitors to the Show will enjoy tastings of all wines entered, as well  as a commemorative wine glass to take home.
High quality printed results book available on Show Public Day
Medals for all bronze, silver and gold award winners
Free workshops on the day



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Entry Forms...

Rules

Eltham Wine Show Rules - 2019 Update

The rules that apply to the Annual EDWG Wine Show are displayed below. For questions and/or if you require additional information please contact wineshow@amateurwine.org.au.
The Guild defines an “amateur wine” as wine produced on a non-commercial basis and not vintaged on commercial premises.
Capsules are not allowed for any bottle entry.
Entries are to be in 750 ml wine bottles; the following exception apply, which may be submitted in 375 ml bottles:
Any Fortified wine
Any Country wine (Including Meads)
Only fermented beverages are eligible for an award.
Kit wines must be nominated as such. If juice is obtained from a supplier, wine made therefrom must be entered as a Kit wine.
A wine can only be entered in one class and can only be entered once in the show by either an individual winemaker or group of winemakers (but not both).
Entries remain the property of the Eltham & District Wine-makers Guild Inc.; they shall not be removed from the venue
without approval of the Chief Steward.

AWARDS GENERAL

Each wine is only eligible for one award, except for the Guild WOTY and the “Best Winemaker” Awards. Top award winners (gold medals) may be contacted on Saturday for an additional bottle to be made available for the public tastings, if available.
Awards - Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates will be awarded in all classes. A wine must achieve a minimum of Bronze standard to be eligible for any award. Exhibits will be judged on points as follows using the international 20 point wine judging system:
Colour: 3 maximum
Bouquet: 7 maximum
Palate: 10 maximum
Total points correspond to the following awards:
Gold: 18.5 points and over
Silver: 17.0 - 18.4 points
Bronze: 15.5 - 16.9 points

AWARDS

WOTY AWARD / ELTHAM-FRANKSTON TROPHY

The WOTY is the Eltham Guild Winemaker of the Year. This is determined by totalling the three top scoring wines in the show from any Eltham & District Amateur Winemakers Guild member, at least one wine of which must be a country wine, one a grape wine, and at least one of the three wines must be current vintage.
In the event of tied scores for the WOTY, the fourth top scoring wine will be taken into account. If a tie still exists, then the fifth (etc.) top scoring wine will be taken into account until a winner is found. If this process does not yield a winner, the Wine Show Director and Chief Steward will examine all the entries from the remaining eligible winemakers and determine a winner based on the overall quality of wines, complexity of handling the wines, and the range of skills and techniques displayed by the winemaker.

BEST GRAPE / COUNTRY WINEMAKER

The highest cumulative score of three (3) grape wines determine the Best Grape Winemaker award across three (3) different grape wine classes by an individual winemaker, or group of winemakers.
The highest cumulative score of three (3) country wines determine the Best Country Winemaker award across three (3) different country wine classes by an individual winemaker, or group of winemakers.
For the Best Grape and Best Country Winemaker awards, more than three wines can be entered in the show and more than one wine can be entered in any class, but only the highest scoring wine in each class is used in determining the award winner.
For the Best Grape and Best Country Winemaker awards, the cumulative score for these awards can only come from one show entry i.e. an individual also making wines as part of a group cannot use scores from their group entry toward their individual “Best Winemaker” score.
In the event that two or more winemakers receive identical scores the following rules apply:

Rule 1: If a tied winemaker has a higher aggregate score on any two of the three eligible wines, he/she/they will be given the award. For example: Winemaker1=20, 19, 18 and Winemaker2=20, 20, 17, then Winemaker2 will win because they have an aggregate score of 40 on their 2 best wines.
Rule 2: If a tie still exists, the award will be granted to the winemaker who has a single wine (of the 3 eligible wines) with the single highest score. For example: Winemaker1=20, 19, 19 and Winemaker2=19.5, 19.5,19, then Winemaker1 will win because they have a single wine with a score of 20, which exceeds any single score received by Winemaker 2.
Rule 3: In the event that a tie still exists, the top scoring fourth wine in a fourth separate eligible class will be considered. If one of the winemakers does not have a fourth wine in a fourth eligible class, they will score zero for that wine for the purpose of determining Best Winemaker. For example: Winemaker1=20, 19, 19 and Winemaker2=20, 19, 19 the fourth wine will be counted.
Rule 4: After examining the fourth wine in a fourth class, if there is still a tie, then we will look to the 5th wine in a 5th class etc. until we have a winner.
Rule 5: If this process still does not produce a winner, then a top scoring wine in any class will be considered.
Rule 6: Finally, if the above process does not yield a winner, the Wine Show Director and Chief Steward will examine all the entries from the remaining eligible winemakers and determine a winner based on the overall quality of wines, complexity of handling the wines, and the range of skills and techniques displayed by the winemaker.

BEST WOMAN WINEMAKER
The Best Woman Winemaker is exclusively for the single highest scoring wine made by a woman or syndicate of women, marked as such on the entry form. In the event of a tie, the winner shall be decided by a taste off organised by the Chief Steward.

ENTRY CLASS SPECIAL NOTES
LIQUEUR / FORTIFIED / SPARKLING WINES
Fortified wines must be wholly or partially fermented.
Liqueurs must be made with a neutral base spirit (e.g. vodka or brandy spirit) and not be made from proprietary essences.
Liqueurs will not be counted towards total scores for WOTY, Best Country Winemaker, Best Grape Winemaker or the Eltham-Frankston Trophy. This is because Liqueurs are not fermented; consequently, they do not demonstrate winemaking skills.

BLENDED GRAPE WINE ENTRIES
All entries in the classes for the Blended Grape Current Vintage (RBC, WBC) and Blended Grape Previous Vintage (RBC, WBP), must only consist of grape varieties.
A blended grape wine entry must be indicated by listing each grape varietal present within the blend.
The order in which each varietal appears on the label must reflect the proportion of each grape variety in the blend. That is, the grape varietal with the greatest proportion is listed first; the second most prevalent is listed second and so on. The proportion of each component part of the blended wine entry may be optionally indicated in brackets.
If a vintage year is specified in an entry then at least 95% of the wine contained within the blend must be from that vintage. For example; Shiraz/Malbec (95/5) 2011

NOVELTY WINES
Novelty classes entries are excluded in the tally for any Trophy awards (Eltham WOTY, Best Country winemaker, Best Grape Winemaker, Jo Illian, and all other Trophy awards). The Novelty Class will not be eligible for show medals.
Last Updated on Sunday, 23 June 2019

Past Results

The Eltham and District Wine Guild prides itself on making available, high quality feedback from expert judges in a bound, printed results book that is available to all entrants on the public show day of the Eltham Wine Show.
To our knowledge the Eltham Wine Show is the only Amateur wine show in Australia that provides this level of detailed results for all wines judged, in a single high quality booklet so soon after judging.
Reading the results books is an education in itself. Take the opportunity to review what makes a wine earn a Gold medal!
Look for common faults and avoid them, notice what the judges look for in the next wine you're going to enter.

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