The Organizer is pleased to invite the participation of wine producers, importers and merchants from all over the world in the prestigious Danube Wine Challenge 2022/International Wine Competition.
The competition is a member of The World Federation of Major International Wine and Spirits Competitions VINOFED. It will be organized in accordance with these Statutes under the patronage of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV).
The Danube Wine Challenge’s main focus is wines from the Danube basin - uniting producers that share historical, cultural, winemaking and gastronomic traditions.
The competition also welcomes wines from all wine regions - representing a unique opportunity to compare international wines characterised by specific soil and climatic conditions, as well as varying approaches to grape growing and winemaking.
Apart from silver, gold and double gold medals, the wines may be awarded additional trophies, as for instance: Prix VINOFED (in 4 categories: best dry still white, best dry still rosé and best dry still red wine, best brut sparkling wine), Best Blaufränkisch (dry red wine), Best Grüner Veltliner (dry white wine), among others.
The remarkable feature of this competition is the introduction of the category: white wines with maceration (Orange wines). Meeting the tradition of the organising country, the category of Fruit wines has been included in the competition, recently.
Date and place of evaluation of samples: 1 – 3 June 2023, Chateau Bela, Belá (Štúrovo), Slovak Republic.
The results will be published on our website www.danubewine.sk and shared on social networks and via our media partners on 12 June 2023.
Danube Wine Day 2023 - Prize-giving Ceremony and Public Gala-tasting of awarded wines will be in Bratislava, 16 June 2023.
Registration starts on 1 March 2023.
Deadline for entries on 19 May 2023.
Registration fee excluding VAT:
1 sample ..... 50 €
2 samples ..... 98 €
3 samples .... 144 €
4 samples .... 188 €
5 samples .... 230 €
6 samples .... 270 €
7 samples .... € 308
8 samples .... 344 €
9 samples .... € 378
>10 samples ....40 €/sample
As soon as the registration is finished, the Organizer will issue an invoice corresponding to the number of registered samples and send it to the Participant by e-mail.
Only samples that meet the requirements of the entry form and categories in accordance with the Statutes will be accepted. For each sample the Participant shall submit 6 bottles of 0.75 l or smaller volume. We accept personal- or courier-delivery to:
Igor Štumpf, Slnečnicová 4, 945 01 Komárno, Slovakia.
Phone number: +421 903 984 300
Postal charges at participant’s expenses.
Samples from non-EU countries must be delivered DDP Komárno
All samples submitted to the competition must be bottled and labelled for commercial distribution. Competition wine must derive from a homogenous lot of at least 1000 litres intended for consumption. The Organizer may also allow wine samples from smaller batches to compete if:
- the wine comes from a small wine-growing area,
- the wine is a specific wine-type produced in small quantities, or
- the wine comes from a low-yielding vineyard.
Samples must arrive by 22 May 2023 at the latest.