Registration starts on 17 August 2020. Deadline for entries on 6 November 2020. Entry fee: 40 € + VAT per sample.
Date and place: 18 – 22 November 2020 in Chateau Béla, Belá (Štúrovo), Slovak Republic.
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 2020/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) and under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Slovak Republic and the personal aegis of the Minister of Economy and Deputy Prime Minister Richard Sulík.
The Danube Wine Challenge’s main focus is wines from the Danube basin - uniting producers that share historical, cultural, winemaking and gastronomic traditions.
And 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.
The particularity of this competition is the embrace of two categories: Young Wines and Orange (Amber) Wines.
Apart from silver, gold and double gold medals, the wines may be awarded additional trophies, as for instance: Prix VINOFED (best still dry wine). Best Blaufränkisch (dry red wine), Best Grüner Veltliner (dry white wine), Top Design etc.
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 six bottles of 0.75 l or smaller volume. We accept personal- or courier-delivery to:
Igor Štumpf, Slnečnicová 4, 945 01 Komárno. Phone number: +421 903 984 300
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,
- is a specific wine-type produced in small quantities, or
- comes from a low-yielding vineyard.
Samples must arrive by 6 November 2020.