The Berliner Wein Trophy

The world's largest OIV competition

Berliner Wein Trophy 2016 - with a limited contingent of places and new additional value

In 2015, the Berliner Wein Trophy set new standards with over 9,640 wine samples submitted. Due to the limited contingent of places, many submissions could not be accepted by the end of the registration period. But even in 2016, the limit will remain in place.

Therefore, the applicants should not wait until the last moment but submit their samples as soon as possible. As a new service, the DWM has introduced the option of binding reservation. So if you are not able to submit the application on time due to the Christmas sales, you can pre-book a place for your products in advance.

In addition to the option of reservation, the Berliner Wein Trophy has to offer 2016 further different features and innovations:

Combined participation in the Berliner Wein Trophy and Asia Wine Trophy at no additional cost

Thanks to co-working with the city of Daejeon in Corea, all the wines submitted to the Berliner Wein Trophy can be registered also for the Asia Wine Trophy for free. Not only is the registration fee waived, the shipping costs from Berlin to Corea, customs fees and all other costs incurred are paid for by the DWM in cooperation with the city of Daejeon.

When enrolling for the Berliner Wein Trophy simply click the button for participation in Asia Wine Trophy and without much effort your wine / sparkling wine is automatically registered for both competitions.

An additional 6 bottles of the registered products will be required for tasting in Asia wich you can send to DWM headquarters in Berlin together with the samples for Berliner Wein Trophy.

Products enrolled for the Asia Wine Trophy that receive an award, will of course count towards the results of the Golden League.

Presentation of the awarded wines at the Asia Wine Business Week

At the end of October the DWM in cooperation with the City of Daejeon will hold Asia Wine Business Week in South Corea organised under the leadership of our Asia Director, Chan Jun Park. In addition to the Asia Wine Trophy, the Asia Wine Buyers Conference wich was developed by Mr. Chan Jun Park, will take place every day. During 5 days more than 100 different seminars / presentations / performances and lectures on the international wine market will be given by many professionals from all around the world. The winning wines of different Trophies from the last years will be presented during this Asia Wine Buyers Conference. There are two ways available to do this: 

  • Presentation in the Tasting Area with the possibility of presenting everything about the wine / producer / importer, etc. In the ``app´´ created for the Trophy with a direct link to their own website. This presentation is free of charge.
  • Presentation with physical presence on a stand. All further details about this will be released in the coming days.

About 5,000 trade visitors from Asia are expected during the Asia Wine Buyers Conference.

The most highly valuable international wine contest

The results for the Berliner Wein Trophy will, of course, be considered for the Golden League. The Golden League is the competition in wich the results of the various Tophies are brought together to honour the best producers at the end of the year. In order to ensure a level playing field for individual businesses prices are set according to the size of individual companies (hectare dependent).

The exact guidelines of the Golden League that is automatically organized as an additional competition to the different Wine Trophies and the various award categories and the prizes awarded for this can be found in the Golden League area.

Edmund Diesler, as President of the Winemakers Association in Germany and thus the official representative of UIOE, took part for the first time in an official capacity at the Trophy and was impressed by the professionalism of the organisation and execution of the event.

Due to the restrictive OIV guidelines, only 30% of the products submitted could be awarded with a medal. The high quality of the wines submitted - the average price of the samples is now €13.80 - meant that only the best of the wines that received enough points for a silver medal were awarded with a medal. According to the official criteria, the wines with the following scores received a medal: 

  • Grand Gold       92,00  -  100
  • Gold                    85,00  -  91,99
  • Silver                  82,00  -   84,99

This summer, the samples submitted had to be awarded over 83 points to receive a silver medal. The scores of many of the wines awarded with silver are therefore just below gold.

The restriction of the OIV to 30% promotes quality of thinking and shows the consumer that a Berlin Wine Trophy medal - or any other under the patronage of the OIV award - is a real honour.

Congratulations to all the winners

The highest award with fair fees

The opportunity to win one of the most coveted medals increases with each wine submitted. For you, as producers, we have introduced a per hectare fee - to maximise your benefits. This means: when you submit your wines, there is a maximum limit for fees. This gives you the chance to reduce your fee for each wine.

Increase sales with award-winning wines

According to the guidelines of the OIV, the wines are divided into subgroups and awarded at the Berlin Wine Trophy - which guarantees a fair evaluation of all submitted samples. At the event in July, wines from the new vintage can be tasted and awarded right away. This is a clear marketing advantage for manufacturers and distributors because awards are an ever stronger selling point for consumers.

Get your products to the Berliner Wein Trophy with a few clicks

It is easy to register for the Berliner Wein Trophy: Fill out our online form in a few steps and send it directly to us. We will take care of everything else.

Click here to register

An exclusive venue for an exclusive competition

The Berliner Wein Trophy has been held for years in the BEST WESTERN Hotel am Borsigturm because a fine competition calls for a fine venue with high culinary skills. Even the architecture of the well-equipped building in the north of Berlin is a masterpiece. The hotel am Borsigturm is close to idyllic Lake Tegler, is close to public transportation, and guarantees the best competition conditions.

The world's most important wine competitions

In Sum

Tasting:
02nd to 05th February 2017

Place:
Hotel am Borsigturm,
Berlin, Germany

Patronage:
OIV, UIOE, VinoFed

Fee per Wine:
135,– € (plus VAT.)

Registration:
www.dwm.de oder
+49 - (0)30 - 4303 7300

Registration deadline:
13th Januar 2017

Shipping deadline:
13th Januar 2017

Results:
from 20th Februar 2017

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