The awards for the best rosé wines of 2022 were presented during the world’s leading trade fair ProWein in Düsseldorf. Rosé wine is the trend topic of the year and convinces with increasing qualities. In total,  just over 300 rosé wines were able to convince the expert jury this year and were awarded a medal.

This year’s Best Rosé Producer France is Château d’Esclans, a winery from La Motte in Provence already very well known for its excellent rosé wines.

 The best rosé producer in Germany in 2022 is the St. Antony winery from the Rheinhessen growing region. Within a very short time, Dirk Würtz and his team have built up an outstanding series of different rosé wines that is unparalleled in Germany. In addition, Dirk Würtz was able to receive the award for the “Best barrel-aged Rosé Rheinhessen” (Premium) for his 2020 Wunderschön PURE Rosé.

Other lucky winners are Weingut Friedrich Kiefer from Baden (Best Rosé off-dry in retail markets), Weingut Hammel (Best barrel-aged Rosé Pfalz) as well as Weingut Bergdolt-Reif & Nett (Best Rosé Pfalz), Weingut Johanninger (Best Rosé Rheinhessen), Weingut Häußermann (Best Rosé Württemberg) as well as Weingärtner Cleebronn-Güglingen, Württemberg (Best Rosé Germany in retail markets).Internationally, Maison Mirabeau (Best Rosé France), Zonin 1821 (Best Rosé Italy), Winzer Krems (Best Rosé Austria in retail markets), Felix Solis avantis (Best Rosé Spain in retail markets) as well as Señorío de Villarrica (Best Rosé Spain) were also personally present at the award ceremony and were able to receive their certificates from Director Degustation Christian Wolf.

“Rosé wine is the trendy topic and has been clearly demonstrating for several years that it is not the compromise between red and white wine, but has its very own signature. Rosé is gaining in importance worldwide and wine connoisseurs can find both fun, easy-drinking terrace wines, but also highly complex, exciting and storable wines,” Christian Wolf described the development during the award ceremony.

On a total of four tasting days, the rosé wines were blind tasted by a 50-member expert jury of oenologists, specialist retailers, sommeliers and journalists. The basis of the tasting is the international 100-point scheme, which has been further developed by Meininger Verlag over the past 20 years.

A total of 307 rosé wines from all over the world were awarded this year, 55 wines were awarded 90 points and more.

Just over half of the awarded wines come from German wine-growing regions. The front-runner is the Palatinate with 56 award-winning rosé wines, followed by 33 wines from Rheinhessen as well as 21 wines from Baden and 18 from Württemberg. Wines from the Mosel or Franconia also impressed with their very good quality.

The international winners also showed their best side, first and foremost France with 58 award-winning wines, Italy with 43 and Spain with 16 rosé wines. 15 awards went to Austria and 10 to Portugal. Winners from Romania (6), Greece (2) and Australia (1) also received awards.

 All awarded rosé wines can be found at


The best international rosé wines at a glance:

Best Rosé Austria
2021 Zweigelt Rosé
Organic Winery Oppenauer, Poysdorf, Austria

Best Rosé Austria in retail markets
2021 13 Zweigelt Rosé
Winzer Krems, Austria

Best Rosé France
2021 Mirabeau Etoile AOP Côtes de Provence
Maison Mirabeau, France

Best Rosé Italy
2021 Zinzula Negroamaro Rosato IGT Salento
Masseria Altemura, Italy

Best Rosé Italy in retail markets
2021 Ammiraglia IGT Maremma Toscana
Marchesi de Frescobaldo, Italy

Best Rosé Spain
2021 Señorío de Villarrica Rosé DOCa Rioja Alta
Señor de Villarrica S.L., Spain

Best Rosé Spain in retail markets
2021 Viña Albali Rosado
Felix Solis Avantis S.A., Spain


The best German rosé wines at a glance:

Best Rosé Pfalz
2021 III Tradition Cabernet Franc Rosé dry
Weingut Bergdolt-Reif & Nett, Neustadt, Pfalz

Best barrel-aged Rosé Pfalz
2017 Ureigen Rosé dry
Weingut Hammel, Kirchheim, Pfalz

Best Rosé Rheinhessen
2021 Ein Schluck vom Himmel Rosé
Johanninger KG, Biebelsheim, Rheinhessen

Best barrel-aged Rosé Rheinhessen
2020 Wundervoll PURE Rosé
St. Antony Weingut, Nierstein, Rheinhessen 

Best Rosé Württemberg
2021 Lily Rosé
Weingut Häußermann, Diefenbach, Württemberg

Best Rosé Germany in retail markets
2021 Sagenhaft Rosé dry
Weingärtner Cleebronn-Güglingen, Cleebronn, Württemberg

Best Rosé off-dry
2021 Pinot Noir Rosé off-dry
Weingut Leitz KG, Rüdesheim/Rhein, Rheingau

Best Rosé off-dry in retail markets
2021 Schmetterlinge im Bauch
Friedrich Kiefer KG, Eichstetten, Baden 

The best rosé producers of Meininger’s International Rosé Award 2022 at a glance:

St. Antony Weingut
Nierstein, Rheinhessen

Château d’EsclansL
a Motte, France

About Meininger’s International Rosé Award

The competition exclusively tastes rosé wines from all over the world in a total of four categories: Rosé dry, barrel-aged Rosé dry (Premium), Rosé off-dry/semi-dry, Rosé noble sweet.
The wines submitted to the competition are tasted and evaluated blind, i.e. without knowledge of the exact origin and producer, by a jury of experts specially invited to the competition on the basis of the internationally recognised 100-point scheme.
The competition is the only state-recognised competition exclusively for rosé wines from all over the world.
The organiser of the competition is Meininger Verlag, founded in 1903, one of Germany’s oldest specialist publishers and a fourth-generation family-run business. The company specialises in particular in the wine and beverage industry and is the European market leader in the wine sector with its portfolio. In addition to well-known trade magazines, the company organises trade fairs, industry events and trade congresses. Internationally, Meininger Verlag has made a successful name for itself with the MUNDUS VINI Grand International Wine Award.

Source: press release

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