The conditions of entry to the competition are as follows :
- Wines must be bottled (no in-tank samples),
- The bottle labels must comply :
> with EU regulations for EU member States
> with regulations in force in the country of production and provisions for import for third countries
- The competing wine should be held with a view to sale and coming from a homogeneous batch of at least 1,000 litres,
- Any lesser volume, albeit in excess of 225 litres, may be admitted when production is particularly weak.