Op de internationale wine trade fair Prowein werden veel prijzen uitgereikt. Naast de medailles voor het Concours Mondial du Sauvignon werd ook de uitslag bekend gemaakt van de 24ste Grand International Wine Award MUNDUS VINI. Niet minder dan 90 international wijnmakers werden bekroond and ‘beste in hun categorie’. Daarnaast ontvingen Nosio SPA Grupp Mezzacorona en Les Domaines Paul Mas speciale prijzen. De eerste voor Best Italian Producer en de tweede voor Best French Producer. Het (Engelstalige) persbericht vind je hieronder.

Best of Show special prizes awarded at the ProWein exhibition // Nosio SPA Gruppo Mezzacorona receives Best Italian Producer award // Les Domaines Paul Mas wins Best French Producer

Düsseldorf, 17 March 2019. Around 90 national and international winemakers received awards on the first day of ProWein, the world’s most important wine trade fair. Their wines were honoured as the best in their categories at the 24th Grand International Wine Award MUNDUS VINI.

Best of Show prizes

The MUNDUS VINI management board awarded the Best of Show Chianti Riserva prize to Fattoria La Vialla for its 2010 Casa Conforto Chianti DOCG Riserva. Victoria González-Gordon and Johannes Winz of Gonzalez Byass accepted two prizes from the jury, taking Best of Show Castilla for their 2017 Finca Constancia Selección and Best of Show Sherry for their Cristina.

Other winners included: Azienda Agricola Ca Dei Frati di Dal Cero Pietro & Figli (Best of Show Amarone della Valpolicella), Bertani Domains Società Agricola (Best of Show Vino Nobile di Montepulciano), Silvio Carta (Best of Show Italy white), Champagne Pommery (Best of Show Champagne Vintage), Piper-Heidsieck (Best of Show Champagne Rosé), Famille Carabello-Baum (Best of Show Burgundy red), Domaines Schenk (Best of Show Spain red in retail markets), Domingos G.R. Alves de Sousa (Best of Show Douro), La Motte (Best of Show South Africa white). Dr Li of Château Changyu Moser XV accepted the award for the best Chinese wine of the competition, the 2015 Grand Vin Cabernet Sauvignon. Countess Marie Degenfeld of Degenfeld received the Best of Show Hungary award.

Best collections and producers

Besides awarding the best wines for each category, MUNDUS VINI honoured the estates with the best collections: Nosio SPA Gruppo Mezzacorona received the Best Producer Italy award. The Best Producer France prize went to Les Domaines Paul Mas. Araex – Spanish Fine Wines was named Best Producer Spain, and Sogrape Vinhos received the Best Producer Portugal award. The Austrian estate Müller took the Best Producer Austria award. Best Producer Moldova was awarded to the Vinaria Purcari winery. Nicolas Brun of Doluca accepted the award for Best Producer Turkey. The Australian estate Kilikanoon Wines was crowned Best Producer Australia by the jury. Robert Bruijnzeels and Juan Molina of M.P. Wines from Argentina accepted the Best Producer Argentina award for their Bodegas Salentein winery.

Best German Grower and Importer

MUNDUS VINI identified the Georg Müller Foundation’s VDP estate in Rheingau as the Best German Grower at this year’s Spring Tasting. As in previous years, Peter Winter and Tim Lilienström presented the best collection, winning five Gold and four Silver medals. Best Importer went to Wein & Vinos GmbH, which specialises in Spanish wines. The wines marketed in Germany by Wein & Vinos received 13 Gold and 12 Silver awards.

The special prizes were awarded by the MUNDUS VINI management board, represented by Director Degustation Christian Wolf, wine journalist Michael Hornickel, Professor Ulrich Fischer of Weincampus Neustadt, and Robert Joseph.

All the results of the Spring Tasting can be found on the MEININGER ONLINE website at www.meininger.de/en/mundus-vini/results.


MUNDUS VINI was founded 18 years ago, and from the beginning has been one of the most important wine competitions in the world. The 11,000 wines that are submitted every year are clear proof of the importance this competition has now achieved all over the world. They are evaluated using the 100-point system of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV). The Wine Award process takes place twice a year, in spring and late summer. The initiator of the Grand International Wine Award MUNDUS VINI is the Meininger publishing house.


The publishing company Meininger Verlag was established in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse in 1903. One of Germany’s oldest specialist publishing companies, it is now being run in the fourth generation of the family by Andrea Meininger-Apfel and Christoph Meininger. In particular, the company specialises in the wine and beverage sector, with its wine portfolio making it the European market leader. Alongside its well-known trade journals like “Wine Business International”, the company also organises trade fairs, industry events and conventions. Meininger has successfully made a name for itself internationally with the Grand International Wine Award MUNDUS VINI. Furthermore, the media company also stages numerous wine competitions, such as the Best of Riesling, Meiningers Deutscher Sektpreis and Meininger’s Rotweinpreis.

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