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LONE STAR INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION: Rules

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The competition is open to all wines produced by commercially bonded wineries in the country of origin and licensed to produce wine for sale in the U.S.  

All individual wine entries must be available for public purchase at the time of the competition. 

There is no limit to the number of entries per winery. 

There is no limit to the number of vintages of the same variety a winery may enter. 

Wines may be entered into one Class only within a competition, although one wine may be entered in more than one competition.

  • Wine may be entered in both the Texas and International competitions. 
  • Wine may be entered in both the Texas and Limited Production competitions,
  • An entry fee for each competition entry must be paid.

Wine marketed under different labels may only be entered once in each competition. 

All blended wines must have varietal percentages on the entry form.

All wines entered in a varietal class must contain at least 75% volume of the specific varietal.

All wines with residual sugar over 0.3% must have residual sugar % stated on the entry form.

Proprietary blends cannot contain more than 75% of any one variety.

The Lone Star International Wine Competition Committee also retains the right to ban any winery from competition.

Cancellation Policy

In the event the competition is cancelled, no wines will be returned, although entry fees will be refunded within 90 days.  No entry fee will be refunded after 5:00 PM, Friday, May 16, 2014.

Wineries agree to ship and supply without charge 6 bottles of any Grand Star Award winning wine to the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association to be used as promotional stock.

Wineries agree to ship and supply without charge 6 bottles of any gold medal winning wine to the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association to be used as promotional stock.

Wineries agree to ship and supply without charge 4 bottles of any Best Varietal winning wine to the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association to be used as promotional stock.

Wineries agree to provide a jpeg file of the wine bottle label of any Wine Bottle Label winning wine to the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association to be used for promotions and in the award.

 Competition - Texas

White Table Wine Division    1
Class:
A. Albarino
B. Blanc du Bois
C. Chardonel
D. Chardonnay
E. Chenin Blanc
F. Gewurztraminer
G. Muscat Blanc
H. Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio
I. Riesling
J. Roussanee
K. Sauvignon Blanc
L. Vermentino
M. Viognier
N. Other White Wines (specify varietal)
O. Proprietary Blends (specify varietal and percentage of each varietal)
 
Red Table Wine Division 1
Class:
A. Black Spanish/Lenoir
B. Cabernet Franc
C. Cabernet Sauvignon
D. Cynthiana/Norton
E. Malbec
F. Merlot
G. Petite Syrah
H. Pinot Noir
I. Sangiovese
J. Syrah
K. Tempranillo
L. Zinfandel/Primitivo
M. Other Red Wines (specify varietal)
N. Proprietary Blends (specify varietal and percentage of each varietal)
 
Rose' and Blush Division 3
Class:
A. Varietal Blush/Rose'
B. Non-Varietal Blush/Rose'
 
Late Harvest, Dessert, Ice Wine Division 4
Class:
A. Late Harvest
B. Dessert
C. Ice Wine
 
Fortified Wine Division 5 (must state the type and percentage of fortification used)
 
Sparkling Wine Division 6
 
Fruit Wine and Other Than Grape Wine Division 7
Class:
A. Single Fruit
B. Blended Fruit
C. Sparkling Fruit
D. Honey Wine/Mead
E. Cider (<7% alcohol)
F. Rice
G. Other (specify)
 
Wine Cooler Division 8
 
Competition - International
White Table Wine Division    1
Class:
A. Albarino
B. Blanc du Bois
C. Chardonel
D. Chardonnay
E. Chenin Blanc
F. Gewurztraminer
G. Muscat Blanc
H. Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio
I. Riesling
J. Roussanne
K. Sauvignon Blanc
L. Seyval Blanc
M. Vermentino
N. Vidal Blanc
O. Other White Wines (specify varietal)
P. Proprietary Blends (specify varietal and percentage of each varietal)
 
Red Table Wine Division 2
Class:
A. Black Spanish/Lenoir
B. Cabernet Franc
C. Cabernet Sauvignon
D. Cynthiana/Norton
E. Malbec
F. Merlot
G. Petite Syrah
H. Pinot Noir
I. Sangiovese
J. Syrah
K. Tempranillo
L. Zinfandel/Primitivo
M. Other Red Wines (specify varietal)
N. Proprietary Blends (specify varietal and percentage of each varietal)
 
Rose' and Blush Division 3
Class:
A. Varietal Blush/Rose'
B. Non-Varietal Blush/Rose'
 
Late Harvest, Dessert, Ice Wine Division 4
Class:
A. Late Harvest
B. Dessert
C. Ice Wine
 
Fortified Wine Division 5 (must state the type and percentage of fortification used)
 
Sparkling Wine Division 6
 
Fruit Wine and Other Than Grape Wine Division 7
Class:
A. Single Fruit
B. Blended Fruit
C. Sparkling Fruit
D. Honey Wine/Mead
E. Cider (<7% alcohol)
F. Rice
G. Other (specify)
 
Wine Cooler Division 8
 
Competition - Limited Production
White Table Wine Division    1
Class:
A. Albarino
B. Blanc du Bois
C. Chardonel
D. Chardonnay
E. Chenin Blanc
F. Gewurztraminer
G. Muscat Blanc
H. Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio
I. Riesling
J. Roussanne
K. Sauvignon Blanc
L. Seyval Blanc
M. Vermentino
N. Vidal Blanc
O. Other White Wines (specify varietal)
P. Proprietary Blends (specify varietal and percentage of each varietal)
 
Red Table Wine Division 2
Class:
A. Black Spanish/Lenoir
B. Cabernet Franc
C. Cabernet Sauvignon
D. Cynthiana/Norton
E. Malbec
F. Merlot
G. Petite Syrah
H. Pinot Noir
I. Sangiovese
J. Syrah
K. Tempranillo
L. Zinfandel/Primitivo
M. Other Red Wines (specify varietal)
N. Proprietary Blends (specify varietal and percentage of each varietal)
 
Rose' and Blush Division 3
Class:
A. Varietal Blush/Rose'
B. Non-Varietal Blush/Rose'
 
Late Harvest, Dessert, Ice Wine Division 4
Class:
A. Late Harvest
B. Dessert
C. Ice Wine
 
Fortified Wine Division 5 (must state the type and percentage of fortification used)
 
Sparkling Wine Division 6
 
Fruit Wine and Other Than Grape Wine Division 7
Class:
A. Single Fruit
B. Blended Fruit
C. Sparkling Fruit
D. Honey Wine/Mead
E. Cider (<7% alcohol)
F. Rice
G. Other (specify)
 
Wine Cooler Division 8

 

     


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