GROW du Monde 2023 – The best wines from Grašac variety were judged at GROW du Monde competition.
KUTJEVO – The second edition of the GROW du Monde 2023 wine competition took place in Kutjevo, Croatia from June 14th to 17th. A panel of judges from all over the world tasted more than 200 samples of wines made from Graševina, Olaszrizling, Grašac, Welschriesling – variety of rich history, known under many different names and carrying the great importance for the wine growing regions of Central Europe. The judging panels included 20 judges from 17 countries, and among them two holders of the Master of Wine title, Rod Smith MW and Ivan Barbić MW.
Slavonia & Go Grow conference
The GROW du Monde was followed by the study trip in Slavonia, Baranja, and Srijem – the main Croatian regions for Graševina, and the Go Grow conference that was held on the 16th of June in Osijek where the Trophy winners were officially announced. This year, trophies were awarded in five categories – aged, young, sparkling, amber, and sweet wine – with winning wines coming from Croatia, the Czech Republic, Serbia, and Austria.
About GROW du Monde
GROW is an acronym composed of different names of Grašac: Graševina, Olaszrizling, and Welschriesling. GROW du Monde is a competition focused on the variety that we all believe in, with the aim of affirming its presence on the international market. It was founded by three wine experts: Saša Špiranec, the leading wine expert in Croatia; Zoltan Győrffy, founder and editor of the wine magazine Pecsi Borozo; and Igor Luković, wine expert and editor of Vino & Fino magazine.
Next year’s GROW du Monde will be held in June 2024, in Hungary.
All results of the GROW du Monde competition
can be found HERE