The Australian Sweet Wine Challenge is one of the only wine shows in the world dedicated to sweet and semi-sweet wines from all over the globe; highlighting the quality and diversity of the best dessert wines available and promoting a greater understanding and awareness of these wine styles to wine trade and consumers.
The ASWC is open to any non-fortified sweet or semi-sweet wine that is commercially available in the country of origin, and holds a minimum stock of 50 case lots (12 x 750 ml or equivalent) at the time of entry. There is also a museum class for wines that are not commercially available.
Successful wines are awarded bronze, silver and gold medals, and 10 Trophies are available to the ultimate winners:
- Best off-dry style
- Best Medium Sweet
- Best Sweet Floral
- Best Sweet Fruity (Semillon predominant)
- Best Other Varieties and Blends
- Best wine from the Museum Class
- Australian Sweet Wine of the Year
- Riverina Winemakers Association Inc