HOW TO ENTER
WHO CAN ENTER?
We welcome every wine from any vineyard in the world which is commercially available anywhere.
Awards will only refer to a single homogeneous batch of wine, originating at the time of bottling from one and the same container.
Wines must be labeled in accordance with the relevant provisions of the country of origin.
Wine must be in 750ml bottles unless a sweet or fortified wine when we will accept the equivalent volume in 375ml or 500ml bottles.
Wines must be available in quantities of at least 1,000 litres held for the purpose of release to the market, in containers of a nominal volume not exceeding 2 litres. However, should certain categories of wine be produced in particularly small quantities, batches of wine of less than 1,000 litres may be accepted, but not of less than 100 litres.
All wines must be labeled to show the name of the region and the geographical area of origin of the wine. In addition, the year in which the grapes used were harvested must be shown.
All entries must show either the existing recommended RRSP in Australia (or if not yet imported to Australia) the FOB price from which a notional Australian RRSP will be calculated).
COST TO ENTER
Entrants may submit as many wines as they wish.
A handling charge of AU$ 225 (including GST) will be made for each wine entered up to and including 10 wines. For the eleventh wine and above, a charge of AU$ 112 (including GST) will be made.
In order to make payment easier, we offer entrants the option to pay in Euros or US Dollars instead of AU$. Should this option be selected, the fees payable are. *First 10 wines: EUROS 140/US$ 160 for each wine entered. *From 11th wine onwards: EUROS 70/US$ 80 for each wine entered.
For Example if you enter 12 wines:
10 x AUD 225 + 2 x AUD 112 = AUD 2,474
Entries will not be accepted without payment in full.
Please kindly include your entry number in the details when you arrange bank transfer if possible (entry number will be emailed to you after receiving entry form).
Invoice is issued upon registration, and each entrant will be issued with a receipt once payment has been confirmed.
Please note that entry fees cannot be refunded.
Bank name: ANZ Bank
Branch: Murray Street, Tanunda, SA 5352, Australia
Account name: Australia International Wine Challenge
Account number: 3138 68978
*Bank transfer charges by both the receiving and remitting banks must be borne by the submitter.
*An additional AUD 25 should be added to cover bank charges at this end.
*Please fax a copy of bank transfer form to Fax : 81-3-5825-2789
NUMBER OF BOTTLES TO SUBMIT PER ENTRY
Four (4) x 750ml bottles or equivalent (eg 8 x 375ml) must be submitted for every entry. This is to ensure sufficient for re-tastings / Trophy tastings / photographs and for the Awards Ceremony.
SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY FORM, WINE FORM, AND LABELS
Payment must be made at the same time as your Entry is submitted. Your entry will only be accepted after payment is received.
After your entry has been accepted, you will receive an e-mail with "Outer Carton Label" which has your entry number. This label must be attached on the outside of each of your shipping boxes.
Please carefully complete the Wine Form - the information provided will be used for all subsequent certificates. If the label is unavailable please hand-write wine the wine name and vintage and attach onto the bottle.
A list of categories can be found below in PDF - these include wine and cider.
Autralia International Wine Challenge Categories
SHIPPING YOUR WINES
1. PAYMENT OF DUTY ON SAMPLES
All duty, carriage, clearance, storage charges and taxes payable on wines must be pre-paid for by the Submitter. Failure to pay these duties will result in your wines not being entered. Please complete the courier documentation carefully, remembering to tick the appropriate duty and prepaid freight charges.
CUSTOMS FORMS/SPECIAL DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS
Please tick/insert the following on all courier company documentation:
FREE OF CHARGE/DDP + VAT
2. SENDING YOUR WINES
● Send 4 bottles of each of your wine samples via courier to arrive by
Friday 19 July 2019 at our warehouse. Please do NOT send to AIWC office.
Australia International Wine Challenge 2019
6 Circuit Drive, Hendon SA 5014, Australia
Tel: +61 8 8382 8517
● If you have a local distributor/agent, you may wish to arrange with them to deliver the wines ex-Australia stock (remember to complete the form stating you have done this) by forwarding your "Outer Carton Label" or asking your agent to get in contact with the Australia International Wine Challenge.
● Please also mark on each case of wine:
"Australia International Wine Challenge 2019 - SAMPLES - NO COMMERCIAL VALUE".
Entrants are entirely responsible for the arrival of their wines in time for the Challenge. The organizers can take no responsibility for this. We regret that late arrivals will not be accepted and neither credits nor refunds will be issued if the forms or wines fail to arrive on time.
Outer Carton Label
* Clearly label your boxes using the Outer Carton Label（←）, which will be sent to you with your Entry Number upon your registration.
* Returns or refunds cannot be issued.
* Please make sure that you pay all shipping duty and taxes associated.
* Entrants that fail to send samples cannot be refunded.
Results will be posted on Results page on 31st August.
Digital certificates and receipt of your payment will be sent by email.