2018 ELTHAM WINE SHOW.....Entry forms now available

Enter and attend the 48th Eltham Wine Show

2018 Eltham Wine Show - Download the Show Poster

Do you want your wines assessed by Professional, experienced judges?

Enter and attend the 49th Eltham Wine Show

- Professional, highly experienced judges

- High quality printed results book available on Show Public Day

- Every Wine scored with insightful commentary

Proudly sponsored by the:-

Bendigo Bank, eConnect, Cellar Plus, Home Make it, Vinvicta, Costante,
Greensborough Home Brewing.


Written by the Wine Show Director - 15th November 2015

Wine Shows....Awards....Rules....Results

Wine Show AWARDS    

Written by Wine Show Director 

This section contains information about our current awards and this years' winners.

Winemaker Of The Year

The WOTY is the Eltham Guild Winemaker of the Year. This is determined by totaling 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 2009 Guild sponsor Costante Imports donated a plaque providing for a Perpetual Trophy (Costante WOTY Perpetual Trophy). 

Grape Winemaker of the Year
The Best Grape Winemaker award is determined by the highest cumulative score of three (3) grape wines across three (3) different grape wine classes by an individual winemaker, or group of winemakers. 

Country Winemaker of the Year
The Best Country Winemaker award is determined by the highest cumulative score of three (3) country wines across three (3) different country wine classes by an individual winemaker, or group of winemakers. 

Bayside-Hillside Challenge Perpetual Trophy 
The best score for Country Winemaker of the Year judged at both Eltham and Frankston Wineshow is awarded the Frankston-Eltham Perpetual Trophy. This is a plaque donated jointly by the two Members of Parliament for Eltham and Frankston. 

Woman Winemaker of the Year
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 

Bill Christophersen Trophy
The Bill Christophersen Award is a perpetual trophy awarded annually to the maker of the best previous vintage Shiraz at the Eltham Wine Show. The award was introduced at the 2008 Show to commemorate Bill Christophersen, one of the Guild longest serving supporters. 


Jo Ilian Trophy
The EDWG Wine Show Committee annually decides the grape or country fruit variety that will be judged in the following year for the Jo Ilian Trophy. The very beautiful Jo Ilian Perpetual Trophy, the end of a wine barrel, was made up and donated by, Heritage Coopers. Jo Ilian was the founder of the Eltham & District Winemakers Guild.

WINE SHOW DIRECTORS’ COMMENTS 2018 ELTHAM WINE SHOW
Welcome
Our 49th Eltham Wine Show continues to be the biggest amateur wine show in Australia. We appreciate your strong support and long may it continue into the future. We welcome new winemaker entrants and, welcome to your families and friends who attend the show. We trust many of you will catch the “winemaking bug’ and that we see you as an entrant next year!

Enjoy Show Day
We cater for winemakers and those that love to taste wine. Besides all entered wines being available for tasting, there will be wine/food related workshops and sponsor displays to explore. In addition, the Veneto Club has provided excellent catering. You have the option of purchasing light snacks at the Show itself or alternatively have a restaurant meal at the bistro downstairs. There is so much to see and do for everybody that there will be no excuse to leave early.

Explore
Take the opportunity on show day to expand your knowledge of wines.Try tasting wines that you have never tasted before. If you are a grape winemaker, try some country wines. Taste the gold medal wines and learn what to aim for with your own winemaking. Amateur winemakers believe, and many professional judges agree, that our homemade wines are often as good as, and in many cases, better than professionally made wines. Do not take our word for this; make up your own mind by tasting the best wines available.

Our Judges
The integrity of our wine show is foremost in the minds of everybody involved. Our panel of judges, under the leadership of Chief Judge Loïc Le Calvez, is comprised of professionals in the winemaking field. These people have dedicated their valuable time on an honorary basis in order to give back something to the industry about which they are passionate. We really appreciate and value their contribution.

Meet Our Members
Members of the Eltham and District Winemakers Guild will be wearing their name badges at the show. Feel to approach them for a chat, either to find out more information about wines or to provide feedback about the show. We want to continuously improve the Show and ensure we meet your expectations. Visit our stand at the Wine Show where you can find out more about the benefits of Guild membership and put your name down to receive our monthly newsletter via email. You may even be so excited about what you have seen at the Wine Show that you will fill in a membership application form on the spot when you see what great value it is to be a member.

Support Our Sponsors
We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our many sponsors without whom this Show would not be possible. Please make a note of whom they are and support them at every opportunity.

Acknowledgments
Our sincere gratitude also goes to the very dedicated Wine Show Committee who have worked for many long hours to ensure the success of the 2018 Eltham Wine Show. Thanks also to the loyal, hard-working ordinary member volunteers of the Eltham and District Wine Guild who have worked over this weekend.
Gary Campanella & Mario Fantin 
Eltham Wine Show Directors 

Written by Wine Show Director
02 January 2014 

Since its first Wine Show held in 1968, the EDWG remains committed to providing Amateur winemakers across Australia with the opportunity to have their wines assessed by professional and independent judges.  Today, the Eltham Wine Show attracts over 500 entries and is arguably the largest Amateur wine show in Australia. The show receives many high standard entries from winemakers from all over Australia who all have a real passion for making great wine.

Entries open after 1 October. Check the site at that time for the entry form. If you’ve entered before then expect a reminder.

The classes of entries cover country (berry, fruit, herb, vegetables, and flowers) and grape (Shiraz, Cab Sav, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay and many other varietals) winemaking styles. 

The Guild prides itself with the provision of complete result booklets that have been printed overnight for patrons to compare their appraisal of the wine with that of the judges.

Judged by over 15 highly regarded and professional winemakers, all entries vie for recognition through medal awards, with separate trophies given for the best Country Wine and the best Red Wine. The Eltham Guild Winemaker of the Year Award is given to the amateur winemaker who gets the most votes for their top three wines.

The annual wine show also has something for everyone, even though you may not have entered a wine in the judging program. Over the years we have offered workshops covering Sausage making, Food and wine matching, Country Wine Making, Sparkling Wine Making. 

EDWG Wine show rules.

Winemaker Of The Year
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 2009 Guild sponsor Costante Imports donated a plaque providing for a Perpetual Trophy (Costante WOTY Perpetual Trophy).

Grape Winemaker of the Year
The Best Grape Winemaker award is determined by the highest cumulative score of three (3) grape wines across three (3) different grape wine classes by an individual winemaker, or group of winemakers.

Country Winemaker of the Year
The Best Country Winemaker award is determined by the highest cumulative score of three (3) country wines across three (3) different country wine classes by an individual winemaker, or group of winemakers.

Bayside-Hillside Challenge Perpetual Trophy
The best score for Country Winemaker of the Year judged at both Eltham and Frankston Wineshow is awarded the Frankston-Eltham Perpetual Trophy. This is a plaque donated jointly by the two Members of Parliament for Eltham and Frankston.

Woman Winemaker of the Year
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

Bill Christophersen Trophy
The Bill Christophersen Award is a perpetual trophy awarded annually to the maker of the best previous vintage Shiraz at the Eltham Wine Show. The award was introduced at the 2008 Show to commemorate Bill Christophersen, one of the Guild longest serving supporters.

Jo Ilian Trophy
The EDWG Wine Show Committee annually decides the grape or country fruit variety that will be judged in the following year for the Jo Ilian Trophy. The very beautiful Jo Ilian Perpetual Trophy, the end of a wine barrel, was made up and donated by, Heritage Coopers. Jo Ilian was the founder of the Eltham & District Winemakers Guild.

Wineshow Rules     

Written by Wine Show Director
Thursday, 19 November 2009 05:11

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.

1.  The Guild defines an amateur wine as wine produced on a non-commercial basis and not vintaged on commercial premises.

2.   All entries are to be in 750 ml wine bottles, except for fortified wine, liqueurs and entries to the JAO Class (Joes Ancient Orange) which may be submitted in 375 ml bottles (minimum size). No capsules allowed for all bottle entries.


3.  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.


4.  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).

5.  Ownership: Please note that entries will remain the property of the Eltham & District Wine-makers Guild Inc. and cannot be removed from the venue without approval of the Chief Steward.

AWARDS GENERAL
6. Each wine is only eligible for one award, except for the Guild WOTY and the “Best Winemaker” Awards.

7. Top award winners (gold medals) may be contacted on Saturday for an additional bottle to be made available for the public tastings, if available.

8. 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:
Color: 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

BEST GRAPE / COUNTRY WINEMAKER
9. The Best Grape Winemaker award is determined by the highest cumulative score of three (3) grape wines across three (3) different grape wine classes by an individual winemaker, or group of winemakers.

10. The Best Country Winemaker award is determined by the highest cumulative score of three (3) country wines across three (3) different country wine classes by an individual winemaker, or group of winemakers.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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 2 of the 3 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

14. The NEW Show award for 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.

WOTY AWARD / ELTHAM-FRANKSTON TROPHY

15. 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.

16. 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.

LIQUEUR / FORTIFIED / SPARKLING WINES
17. Fortified wines must be wholly or partially fermented.

18. Liqueurs must be made with a neutral base spirit (eg vodka or brandy spirit) and not be made from proprietary essences.

19. 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
20. 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
21. 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 be  eligible for show medals.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 October 2013 09:12

Show 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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