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Enter the Canberra International Riesling Challenge

Valerie Ross

Category: Industry

The Canberra International Riesling Challenge (CIRC) in Canberra, Australia was created to highlight the grape that defines White Wine, Riesling.

Now in its 19th year, the Riesling Challenge attracts wines from Riesling producing countries around the world and is the most significant event of its type in the southern hemisphere. By entering the Challenge, Riesling producers will be competing not only with producers from their region, but with 500 other Rieslings from across the world for the opportunity to be judged as the Best Wine of the Challenge. Entries for 2018 open on 1 June 2018 and close on 31 July 2018.

Jennifer Cooper at the NY Wine & Grape Foundation will coordinate entries from New York (as well as other areas within the US): Email Wines to be shipped must be received at the New York Wine & Grape Foundation no later than August 1st.

Important Note for All New York State Entries!

This competition is approved for the fee subsidy through our Wine Competitions program. To take advantage of that program please follow the steps below:

  • Enter your wines as stated by the process set forth by Canberra International, however, please do not send your entry fee along with it. Instead, your entry fee will be paid in full by the New York Wine & Grape Foundation.
  • The New York Wine & Grape Foundation will subsequently bill you directly for your portion of the entrance fee (50% for members and 75% for non-members.)
  • To enter online: When the registration system asks how you want to pay, please select the "Pay by EFT" so that the organizer will know you are part of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation's group.The New York Wine & Grape Foundation is able to subsidize a portion of the fees through their Wine Competitions Program. Again, in order to take advantage of this opportunity, please DO NOT submit payment to Canberra directly. Simply email a copy of your entry form to Jennifer Cooper at The New York Wine & Grape Foundation will email you an invoice directly for your participation.  Send the original of your entry form to noting that you will be paying via the NYWGF. If you are entering using the online entry system use the EFT payment option and the Challenge will know to invoice the NYWGF.
  • Questions? Please contact Jennifer Cooper at 1 (585) 394-3620 or email her at