CONDITIONS OF ENTRY & REGULATIONS

Cool Climate Wine Definition

 

The term “Cool Climate Wine” is difficult to define internationally.

The ICCWS will accept wines from those regions around the world where growers experience marginal ripening conditions at harvest.

 

For the purpose of this Show, the term “Cool Climate” has been defined as wines coming from a vineyard where there are:    

 

1.  Heat degree days of 1600 or less (see below)

2.  Cool nights in the growing season

3.  Four distinct seasons

4.  Cool autumns.​

  • Wines must be from a commercial bottling run of a minimum of 450 litres at the due time of delivery of competition entries.  Inspections of stock on hand may be made.  When stock on hand is below minimum amount, a sealed envelope detailing sales history must be supplied.  

 

                                                       

  • 01 December 2021 Entry Opening Date to 31 March 2022 Closing date.

  • All entries must be paid for at the time of entering.  International payments must be in Australian dollars.

  • Entry fees are $110 Australian Dollars (incl. GST) per wine entered. Exhibitors entering 6 or more wines will receive a rebated bundle price of $90 Australian Dollars per wine entered, ICCWS will contact your to make rebate payment.

  • All payments to be made online via Showrunner Payment Gateway, all payments will be charged in Australian Dollars (AUD).

  • Entries must be placed by midnight on the Official Closing date – 31 March 2022.

  • Entry labels must be placed on the bottles, by the entrant before sending.  Labels will be emailed from the entry system, to the entrant, and can be printed onto labels using a standard printer (a laser printer is preferred for printing wine entry labels if possible.)

  • Exhibits must be forwarded directly, with freight and duties fully paid, to the address provided in the Entry Confirmation email, in order to arrive by no later than 15 April 2022.

  • No rebate of fees for withdrawn entries will be made.

  • There is no restriction on the number of classes a winemaker may enter, but a wine may not be entered in more than one class, nor may the same wine be entered in the one class under different brands.

  • Exhibits will be judged on a standard show judging points system out of 100 points.

  • At least four (4) x 750ml bottles of wine are required for each entry. Commercial labels identifying brands and varieties are encouraged to be left on. If you use 350ml bottles, please notify the: Event Manager by email events@internationalcoolclimatewineshow.com and you will be required to send six (6) bottles per wine entry. 

  • After close of entries, no person will be permitted access to the exhibits except Judges, Stewards and the Event Management Team, until the awards have been made.

  • All exhibits become the property of the Committee.

  • The Committee of Management has complete control of the Show and no Exhibitor shall have relief from any court arising from a decision by the Committee of Management, its Event Management Team, or Judges.

 

 

The ICCWS Clarification of Organic/Biodynamic Wines is as follows:

Organic Wine

The wine must be certified by a registered authority in Australia against Australian Standards 6000-2015 – organic and biodynamic products.  Organic wine is made from grapes grown in accordance with principles of organic farming, which excludes the use of artificial chemical fertilisers, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.

 

Biodynamic Wine

‘Biodynamic wine is made from grapes grown and using organic practices as well as the use of planting strategies in accordance with phases of the moon, along with some special soil preparations.  Biodynamic registration must be done through Demeter Biodynamic protocols and in accordance with Australian Standards 6000-2015-organic and biodynamic products.’

  • Only wines grown in cool climates are eligible.

  • Wines must be from a commercial bottling run of a minimum of 450 litres at the due time of delivery of competition entries.

For any clarification prior to submitting wines (including location’s eligibility), please contact the Event Manager events@internationalcoolclimatewineshow.com

 

The ICCWS Committee of Management (COM) and the Chair of Judges may require further evidence of eligibility and will have the final decision in determining whether a wine is eligible or not.

Wines will not be returned if they do not meet the eligibility as determined by the COM and the Chair of Judges.

 

 

You may be invited to supply additional bottles of wine for any combination of the following:

  • Gold medal wines are specially featured at the Presentation Dinner and other post marketing events.

  • Pre-show events & Master Classes, please speak with ICCWS Chairman, Paul White if you would like to be involved in these events.

  • The decision to participate in any of these promotional activities is entirely yours.  For those who choose to participate, the cost of the wine and freight will be the responsibility of the provider.