WWSVA Class Categories

The class categories for the 2017 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards are:

Class Variety, Region & Vintage
1 RIESLING (85% & greater)  2017 vintage.
2 RIESLING (85% & greater)  2016 vintage.
3 RIESLING (85% & greater)  2015 vintage.
4 RIESLING (85% & greater)  2014 or older vintages.
5 SEMILLON (85% & greater)  2017 vintage.
6 SEMILLON (85% & greater)  2016 vintage.
7 SEMILLON (85% & greater)  2015 or 2014 vintage.
8 SEMILLON (85% & greater)   2013 or older vintages.
9 SAUVIGNON BLANC (85% & greater)  2017 vintage.
10 SAUVIGNON BLANC (85% & greater)  2016 or older vintages.
11 CHARDONNAY (85% & greater)  2017 or 2016 vintage.
12 CHARDONNAY (85% & greater)  2015 vintage.
13 CHARDONNAY (85% & greater)  2014 or older vintages.
14 PINOT GRIS (85% & greater)  2017 vintage.
15 PINOT GRIS (85% & greater)  2016 or older vintages.
16 VERDELHO (85% & greater)  Any vintage
17 VIOGNIER  (85% & greater) Any vintage
18 OTHER SINGLE WHITE VARIETIES (Must be 85% or greater of that variety)  Any vintage.
19 BLENDS OF SEMILLON & SAUVIGNON BLANC (Must have at least 15% of each variety, and the total percentage of semillon & sauvignon blanc combined must be at least 85%) 2017 vintage.
20 BLENDS OF SEMILLON & SAUVIGNON BLANC (Must have at least 15% of each variety, and the total percentage of semillon & sauvignon blanc combined must be at least 85%) 2016 or older vintages.
21 BARREL FERMENTED SEMILLON AND/OR SAUVIGNON BLANC OR BLEND OF THESE TWO VARIETIES Note: This is a class for which any semillon, sauvignon blanc or blend of the two varieties with a barrel-fermented component greater than 15% is eligible. Producers with wines of >15% barrel ferment also have the option of entering in classes 5-10, or 19-20 instead of this one. Any vintage.
22 OTHER DRY WHITE BLENDS (Must not be 85% or greater of any single variety and must not be eligible for Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc classes)  Any vintage
23 SWEET WHITE: SEMI-SWEET & OFF-DRY (that is, greater than 7.5 gm/litre residual sugar and less than 45 gm/litre residual sugar) Any vintage.
24 SWEET WHITE  All other styles. Any vintage
25 ROSÉ  2017 or 2016 vintage.
26 PINOT NOIR  (100% only)  2016 vintage.
27 PINOT NOIR  (100% only)  2015 vintage.
28 PINOT NOIR  (100% only)  2014 or older vintages.
29 SHIRAZ (85% & greater) 2016 vintage.
30 SHIRAZ (85% & greater) 2015 vintage.
31 SHIRAZ (85% & greater) 2014 vintage.
32 SHIRAZ (85% & greater) 2013 or older vintages.
33 CABERNET SAUVIGNON (85% & greater) 2016 vintage.
34 CABERNET SAUVIGNON (85% & greater) 2015 vintage.
35 CABERNET SAUVIGNON (85% & greater) 2014 vintage.
36 CABERNET SAUVIGNON (85% & greater) 2013 or older vintages.
37 GRENACHE (85% & greater)  Any vintage
38 SANGIOVESE (85% & greater)  Any vintage
39 NEBBIOLO (85% & greater) Any vintage
40 OTHER ITALIAN RED VARIETALS (85% & greater)  Any vintage
41 TEMPRANILLO   (85% & greater)  Any vintage
42 MERLOT (85% & greater) Any vintage
43 OTHER SINGLE RED VARIETIES – Any wine eligible for classes 26-42 is excluded (Must be 85% or greater of that variety) Any vintage
44 AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC BLEND (Must contain at least 85% of cabernet sauvignon & shiraz combined)    Any vintage
45 CABERNET BLEND (Must contain at least 85% of a combination of cabernet sauvignon and any of the following – cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot, malbec)  2016 or 2015 vintage
46 CABERNET BLEND (Must contain at least 85% of a combination of cabernet sauvignon and any of the following – cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot, malbec)  2014 or older vintages.
47 “RHÔNE” BLENDS (Must contain at least two of the following varieties – shiraz, grenache, mourvèdre (mataro) – and those varieties must make up at least 85% of the blend)    Any vintage
48 OTHER DRY RED BLENDS (Must not be 85% or greater of any single variety and must not be eligible for the other blend classes)  Any vintage
49 SPARKLING WHITE OR ROSÉ Any vintage or non-vintage. Note: Wines made by carbonation, Charmat method or transfer process are not eligible.
50 SPARKLING RED Any vintage or non-vintage. Note: Wines made by carbonation, Charmat method or transfer process are not eligible.
51 FORTIFIED Any.

NOTE: Wines with greater than 7.5 gm/litre residual sugar must not be entered in Classes 1- 22.