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14 days to go till International Riesling Week Starts

26 September 2016

The 17th Canberra International Riesling Challenge with 509 Rieslings from 243 wineries and eight countries will be assembled in Canberra on 10 October for a week of tasting, judging, Master classes, Seminars and the biggest consumer tasting of Rieslings in Australia. This year the Challenge has record entries from Austria and Australia and the largest number of entries from Germany and the USA since 2009.

Riesling is the most flexible of grapes making a wide range of styles from very dry to sweet dessert wines and even sparkling wines. It is the wine which most reflects the terroir of the vineyard where it is grown. For this reason the Seminar on Riesling Excellence will focus on Innovations in making Riesling and the Riedel Riesling Master Class - 41 degrees and further South - will feature southern hemisphere wines from New Zealand and Tasmania  grown with long hours of sunshine.

Riesling Week Events:

  • Canberra District Riesling Promotion and Tasting: Jim Murphy Market Cellars -  7 & 8 October 2016
  • Judging: 10-13 October 2016: Albert Hall, Yarralumla – Media only 
  • Riedel Riesling Master Class and Seminar on Riesling Excellence: Friday 14 October 2016 Hyatt Hotel Canberra– bookings required
  • Awards Presentation: Friday 14 October 2016, Hyatt Hotel Canberra – bookings required 
  • ActewAGL Trade and Consumer Tasting 11 am to 3 pm Saturday 15 October 2016, Albert Hall, Yarralumla
  • Sydney WineSquare Canberra International Riesling Challenge Tasting: 22 October 2016

For further information and event bookings, please contact: