Many things were different at this year’s MUNDUS VINI Summer Tasting, but not the high quality in the tasting of the world-renowned Grand International Wine Award, which took place for the 27th time in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany.

Wines from all over the world impress the expert jury
Summer Tasting successfully carried out under strict hygiene conditions

A total of 120 wine experts tasted and evaluated almost 4,500 wines from all over the world over four days. The results are impressive: 13 Grand Gold, 919 Gold and 849 Silver medals were awarded by the expert jury to the best wines of the competition.

Wines from Italy are again the winners of the competition with a total of 552 awards, followed by Spain (320 awards), Germany (282), France (112) and Portugal (96). However, wines from overseas nations such as Australia (59), South Africa (36) or the United States of America (28) were also able to convince with their qualities and were awarded prizes.

The best wineries of the summer tasting 2020 are, among others, Shottesbrooke Vineyards from Australia with a total of 13 awarded wines (1 Grand Gold, 6 Gold, 6 Silver), KWV from South Africa with a total of 10 awarded wines (5 Gold, 5 Silver) as well as Bodegas Salentein from Argentina with a total of 4 awarded wines (1 Grand Gold, 1 Gold, 2 Silver).

GES Sorrentino, based in Delmenhorst, Germany, is awarded as best importer of the Summer Tasting 2020. The wines distributed by GES Sorrentino in Germany were awarded a total of 16 gold and 23 silver medals.

Among the best wines of the competition are 2015 Salentein Gran Vu Blend (Best of Show Argentina), 2013 Margaret Semillon (Best of Show Australia white) from Peter Lehmann Wines, 2019 Casillero del Diablo Carmenère (Best of Show Chile in retail markets) from Concha y Toro, 2019 Schloss Johannisberger Riesling Blaulack – Trockenbeerenauslese (Best of Show Riesling noble sweet), 2008 Palmes d’Or Brut Vintage (Best of Show Champagne) from Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, 2016 Barolo DOCG Vinum Vita Est (Best of Show Barolo) from
Cantina “Terre del Barolo”, 2020 Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc (Best of Show New Zealand and 2014 Marqués de Riscal Baron de Chirel Rioja DOCa Reserva (Best of Show Rioja Reserva).

“Also this year our expert jury was impressed by the wine qualities. We are very pleased that we can help to provide a worthy platform for the best wines with this award in currently difficult times,” – tasting director Christian Wolf, drawing a positive conclusion.

“Since the beginning of the Corona Pandemic, we were sure that we would be able to offer wines from all over the world a professional environment for tasting this August as well. Together we have developed and implemented an appropriate safety concept. My greatest thanks go to the wine experts for their cooperation. It would have been a great pity if we had not been able to make our recommendations for the best wines at the 2020 summer tasting. Both winegrowers and consumers have been relying on the tasting results of MUNDUS VINI for 20 years now. We did not want to disappoint this trust”.

All of the results of the Summer Tasting are available now at MEININGER ONLINE:


MUNDUS VINI was founded 20 years ago, and from the beginning has been one of the most important wine competitions in the world. The 12,000 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. 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 MUNDUS VINI Nordic, Best of Riesling, Meiningers Deutscher Sektpreis and
Meiningers Rotweinpreis.

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