IMPORTANT EXHIBITOR INFORMATION
Judging (Henderson Pavilion) Rutherglen Showgrounds. THURSDAY 21st SEPTEMBER to TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER
Contact: Geoff O’Dwyer
Phone: 02 6032 8044
REGULATIONS FORTIFIED WINES
A) Exhibitors please note: Trophy and Gold Medal award winners will be requested, in some sections, to supply extra exhibits for the Exhibitors and Public tastings at NO cost to the Rutherglen Agricultural Society.
B) The Rutherglen Agricultural Society reserves the right to purchase Award-Winning Wines from exhibitors for promotional purposes. The Rutherglen Agricultural Society will pay wholesale price, up to a maximum of $250-00 per dozen including GST and WET tax for such wines. This will be restricted to a maximum of three (3) dozen per exhibit.
C) Exhibits to bear labels supplied by the Rutherglen Agricultural Society.
Note: If Exhibits are entered with Commercial Labels attached these labels MUST be adequately covered.
D) All exhibits become the property of the Rutherglen Agricultural Society.
E) Exhibits must be delivered in containers Properly Marked to show the Exhibitor’s name. If more than 1 entry in a class, please mark entry, Exhibit No 1, 2 etc.
WINE SHOW AUDIT OF EXHIBITS
The Rutherglen Agricultural Society Inc. is a member of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology and as the organisers of the Rutherglen Wine Show we support the principles and guidelines of the ASVO for the organising and conducting of wine shows. A portion of every entry fee for the Rutherglen Wine show goes towards the cost of completing an Audit of wines entered in the show to ensure that all wine exhibits conform to the regulations and exhibit requirements of the show.
The Audit process shall be as follows:
· Prior to Judging and before presentation of awards a random selection of wines entered in the show shall be tested against the commercially available wine the exhibit represents, to ensure the wine to be judged is as represented and meets the quantity requirement.
· Following the presentation of awards a percentage of medal winning wines shall be audited to ensure that they meet the commercial bottling and quantity requirement at the time of judging as specified in the conditions of entry.
In 2016 an audit in accordance with this process was carried out and it was found that all wines audited met the requirements for Exhibition and Judging. This same process will continue in 2017 so as to ensure all exhibitors are competing in a correctly regulated and monitored environment.