Wine Categories :: Mid-American Wine Competition 

Sparkling Wines
Methode Champenoise
201. Blanc de Blanc
202. Blends
203. Non Classic Varieties (including hybrids)
204. Blanc de Noir
205. Rose

Charmat or Other Process
206. Blanc de Blanc
207. Blends
208. Non classic varieties (including hybrids)
209. Blanc de Noir
210. Rose
211. Sparkling from non-Grapes
212. Sparkling—grapes blended with fruits, herbs, etc.
 

White Wines
301. Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio)
302. Sauvignon or Fume Blanc
303. Viognier
304. Riesling
305. Muscat
306. Gewürztraminer
307. Chardonnay
308. All other varietal white Vinifera
309. Blends in which a white Vinifera is the primary grape

321. Seyval Blanc
322. Chardonel
323. Vidal Blanc
324. Vignoles
325. LaCrosse
326. La Crescent
327. Edelweiss
328. Brianna
329. Traminette
330. Valvin Muscat
331. St. Pepin
332. Geisenheim
333. Frontenac Gris
334. Niagara
335. Cayuga White
336. Catawba (White)
337. All other varietal white Hybrids
338. Blends in which a white Hybrid is the primary grape
339. All other white varietal Native American Varieties (NAV)
340. White blends in which a white NAV is the primary grape
341. Muscadine
 

Red Wines
101. Pinot Noir
102. Syrah or Shiraz
103. Cabernet Franc
104. Merlot
105. Malbec
106. Cabernet Sauvignon
107. Petite Sirah
108. Zinfandel
109. All other varietal red Vinifera

112. Blends in which a red Vinifera is the primary grape

120. Noiret
121. Marquette
122. Chambourcin
123. Maréchal Foch
124. De Chaunac
125. Frontenac
126. St. Croix
127. St. Vincent
128. Chancellor
129. Stueben
130. Cynthiana/Norton

135. Catawba (Red)
136. Concord

140. All other varietal red Hybrids
141. Blends in which a red Hybrid is the primary grape
142. All other red varietal NAV
143. Blends in which a red NAV is the primary grape

351. All Rose or Blush wine in which a specific Vinifera variety
        is the primary grape
352. All Rose or Blush blends in which Vinifera grapes dominate
353. All Rose or Blush wine in which a specific Hybrid is the primary grape
354. All Rose or Blush blends in which Hybrid grapes dominate
355. All Rose or Blush wine in which a specific NAV is the primary grape
356. All Rose or Blush blends in which NAV grapes dominate
 

Dessert Wines
401. Late Harvest White Vinifera
402. Late Harvest White Hybrid
403. Late Harvest Red Vinifera
404. Late Harvest Red Hybrid
405. Ice Wine Vinifera
406. Ice Wine Hybrid
407. Iced Wine Vinifera
408. Iced Wine Hybrid
409. Other Sweet Dessert Wines derived only from grapes
410. Port style Vinifera
411. Port style Hybrid
412. Sherry-flor Vinifera
413. Sherry-flor Hybrid
414. Cream Sherry Vinifera
415. Cream Sherry Hybrid
416. Sherry-other
 

Fruit Wines
501. Grape wines blended with fruit wine and fruit concentrates
502. Apple
503. Blackberry
504. Blueberry
505. Cherry
506. Cranberry
507. Peach
508. Pear
509. Raspberry
510. Rhubarb
511. Strawberry
512. Other berry wines
513. Other stone fruits
514. Any other fruit wine
515. Fruit wines blended with other products (Mint, Honey, etc.)
516. Grape wines blended with other products (Mint, Honey, etc.)
517. 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—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.