Wine Categories :: Mid-American Wine Competition 

Sparkling Wines
Methode Champenoise
 1. Blanc de Blanc
 2. Blanc de Noir
 3. Blends
 4. Rose
 5. Non Classic Varieties (including hybrids)

Charmat or Other Process
 6. Blanc de Blanc
 7. Blanc de Noir
 8. Blends
 9. Rose
10. Non Classic varieties (including hybrids)
11. Sparkling from Non-Grapes
12. Sparkling—grapes blended with fruits/herbs, etc.

White Wines
21. Brianna
22. Catawba (White)
23. Cayuga White
24. Chardonel
25. Edelweiss
26. Frontenac Gris
27. La Crescent
29. LaCrosse
30. Niagara
31. Seyval Blanc
32. St. Pepin
33. Traminette
34. Valvin Muscat
35. Vidal Blanc
36. Vignoles

45. All other varietal white Hybrids
46. Blends in which a white Hybrid is the primary grape
47. All other white varietal Native American Varieties (NAV)
48. White blends in which a white NAV is the primary grape
49. Muscadine

51. Chardonnay
52. Gewürztraminer
53. Muscat
54. Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio)
55. Riesling
56. Sauvignon or Fume Blanc
57. Viognier

68. All other varietal white Vinifera
69. Blends in which a white Vinifera is the primary grape

Red Wines
100. Catawba (Red)
101. Chambourcin
102. Chancellor
103. Concord
104. Cynthiana/Norton
105. De Chaunac
106. Maréchal Foch
107. Frontenac
108. Marquette
109. Noiret
110. St.Croix
111. St. Vincent
112. Stueben

126. All other varietal  red Hybrids
127. Blends in which a red Hybrid is the primary grape
128. All other red varietal NAV
129. Blends in which a red NAV is the primary grape

130. Cabernet Franc
131. Cabernet Sauvignon
132. Malbec
133. Merlot
134. Petite Sirah
135. Pinot Noir
136. Syrah or Shiraz
137. Zinfandel

148. All other varietal red Vinifera
149. Blends in which a red Vinifera is the primary grape

150. All Rose or Blush wine in which a specific Vinifera variety is the primary grape
151. All Rose or Blush wine in which a specific Hybrid is the primary grape
152. All Rose or Blush wine in which a specific NAV is the primary grape
153. All Rose or Blush blends in which Vinifera grapes dominate
154. All Rose or Blush blends in which Hybrid grapes dominate
155. All Rose or Blush blends in which NAV grapes dominate

Dessert Wines
160. Late Harvest White Hybrid
161. Late Harvest White Vinifera
162. Late Harvest Red Hybrid
163. Late Harvest Red Vinifera
164. Ice Wine Hybrid
165. Ice Wine Vinifera
166. Iced Wine Hybrid
167. Iced Wine Vinifera
168. Port style Hybrid
169. Port style Vinifera
170. Cream Sherry Hybrid
171. Cream Sherry Vinifera
172. Sherry-flor Hybrid
173. Sherry-flor Vinifera
174. Sherry-other
175. Other Sweet Dessert Wines derived only from grapes

Fruit Wines
200. Grape wines blended with fruit wine and fruit concentrates
201. Apple
202. Blackberry
203. Blueberry
204. Cherry
205. Cranberry
206. Peach
207. Pear
208. Raspberry
209. Rhubarb
210. Strawberry
211. Other berry wines
212. Other stone fruits
213. Any other fruit wine
214. Fruit wines blended with other products (Mint, Honey, etc.)
215. Honey Wine - Meads

Please note: Judges are provided the cultivar(s) of those wines entered in to the "Other" Categories, if the winery has provided that information to us. 

Definitions:

Hybrid–Grape varieties that are the product of a crossing of two or more Vitis species.

NAV–Grape cultivars with primarily Vitis Labrusca parentage.

Late Harvest Wine–Late harvest wine is a general term for wine which has been made from grapes harvested late in the growing season, allowing them to ripen fully and produce lots of sugar.

Ice Wine–A type of wine produced from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine.

Iced Wine–A type of wine produced from grapes frozen in any other setting.