The National Moscato Challenge


Announcing the 6th National Moscato Challenge.

Entry Catalogues now available.

Moscato is an up and coming player in the Australian domestic and export wine markets and needed to be recognised as such. In addition, our warm climate regions lend themselves perfectly to growing arguably some of the best muscat style grapes Australia wide, which are the base varieties for Moscato style wines.

With all that said every Moscato producer in Australia is now given the opportunity to present their wines for critical assessment and formal judging and to recognise those wines and wineries who truly exemplify this style and bring forward the true wine characters so popular amongst a wide cross section of the public.

The National Moscato Challenge is once again open to all Australian producers of this wine style. Wines should be in the Moscato style and apart from the usual Australian Inland Wine Show Regulations (here) to be read in conjunction with the National Moscato Challenge, the other main requirement is that they be produced from a minimum of 85% recognised Muscat varieties.

Wine Australia considers the following (with any valid synonyms) to be Muscat varieties:
  • Muscat a Petits Grains (“red” “white” and “brown”variants including “frontignac” synonyms)
  • Muscat of Alexandria (Muscat Gordo and synonyms)
  • Muscat Hamburg
  • Orange Muscat
  • Morio Muskat (note spelling)
  • Moscato Giallo
  • Canada Muscat
  • Diamond Muscat
  • Summer Muscat
  • Gewurtztraminer (aka traminer musque)
  • Sun Muscat
  • Hawson’s Seedless Muscat; and
  • Muscat Ottonel

The 2018 National Moscato Challenge Trophy
was awarded to

Entry 161 – Pinnacle Liquor Group
for their NV Chancellor & Co Pink Moscato

More results can be found on our National Moscato Challenge results page.

The 2018 National Moscato Challenge trophy presented by Chris Dent of Murray Valley Winegrowers to Swan Hill BWS Manager Lisa Baker on behalf of Pinnacle Liquor Group.