Registration starts on 19 July 2021. Deadline for entries on 1 October 2021. Entry fee: 40 € + VAT per sample
Date and place: 20 – 24 October 2021 at Chateau Béla in 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 2021/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 (best still dry 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 recently recognized category of Macerated white wines (Orange wines).
The results will be announced at a prize giving ceremony folowed by a presentation and tasting of awarded wines open for wine professionals and wine public on the 10 November in Bratislava.
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
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 8 October 2021.