2016 RUTHERGLEN WINE SHOW JUDGES
|Chairman/Chief Judge||Chris Pfeiffer|
|Assistant to Chairman||Peter Matthews|
|Judges||David Morris, James Godfrey, Russell Cody, Greer Carland, Steve Paul, Jen Pfeiffer, Damian Hutton, Mike de Iuliis, Cate Looney,|
|Associates||Amy Smith, Trent Eacott, students from Charles Sturt University and Adelaide University|
|Stewards||Stephen Chambers (Head Steward), Andrew McLeod
|Judging||The wines are judged by panels of three judges and one or two associates who independently assess the wines before a combined score is totalled and allocated to each exhibit.
Each judge allocates up to 20 points based on 3 for "colour and clarity", 7 for "bouquet" and 10 for "palate"
The "Chief Judge" maintains the casting vote in the case of any variance between judges.
Awards are made on the following basis:
Gold Award 55.5 to 60.0
Silver Award 51.0 to 55.0
Bronze Award 46.5 to 50.5