On 29th and 30th April 2019 the specialist judging of the 26th year of the international wine competition GRAND PRIX VINEX took place at the building of the Excelence Center in Valtice. This evaluation by leading world wine tasters delivered a Champion, category winners and a raft of other awards for these exceptional wines. Gold and silver medals were awarded in accordance with the number of points attained by the best wines, while 34 of the wines even won grand gold medals. The public will have the opportunity to sample not only these prize-winning wines at the Brno Trade Fair Exhibition on 25th and 26th May 2019.

The first unofficial results were announced during the press briefing at the conclusion of the tasting:

  • CHAMPION and Winner of category A1 (Dry white wines): Ryzlink rýnský, 2016, pozdní sběr, Miroslava Balounová (CZE)
  • Winner of category A2 (Semi-dry white wines): Sauvignon, 2016, výběr z hroznů, Vinařství Jakubík, a.s. (CZE)
  • Winner of category A3 (Semi-sweet white wines): Chardonnay, 2015, výběr z hroznů, Vinařství Trpělka a Oulehla – Ing. Luboš Oulehla (CZE)
  • Winner of category B2 (Other rosé wines): Merlot rosé & oak, 2018, výběr z hroznů, Štěpán Maňák (CZE)
  • Winner of category C1 (Dry red wines): Winemaker´s Cut Cuvée: Cabernet Sauvignon/ Frankovka modrá/ Merlot, akostné značkové víno, 2012, VÍNO MRVA & STANKO, a.s. (SVK)
  • Winner of category C2 (Red wines others): Cabernet Sauvignon trocken -Edesheimer Ordensgut- im Barrique gereift, 2015, Weingut Werner Anselmann (DEU)
  • Winner of category D (Natural sweet wines): Pálava, 2018, výběr z hroznů, Vlnka s.r.o. (CZE)
  • Winner of category E2 (Sparkling wines): Louis Girardot brut, 2013, jakostní šumivé víno, BOHEMIA SEKT, s.r.o. (CZE)

The complete official competition results, including all the medals and other prizes awarded (e.g. the national winners for the highest-rated wines from individual countries, the best awarded collection etc.) will be published in the official competition catalogue which will be available on the day of the public presentation of the best competition wines that takes place <b>on 25th and 26th May 2019 in pavillion B at the Brno Exhibition Centre along with the international sales exhibition by Minerals Brno.

The competition attracted record 693 wines coming from 114 wine producers from 11 wine-producing countries. Naturally the largest number of wines came from the Czech Republic, there were also representatives from Hungary, Slovakia, Germany, Austria, USA and other countries.

Wines were evaluated by international committees composed of the most renowned tasters. The wine judging was undertaken with the use of the ELWIS computer system especially developed by the National Wine Centre. In addition to tasters from the Czech Republic took part in juries wine tasters from Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and USA.

About the competition

GRAND PRIX VINEX is a prestigious international wine competition whose aim is to assess wines at the highest professional level and to award the best European and world wines that have a presence on the central-European markets. The 2019 edition was the 26th.

The contest is organised by the National Wine Centre in conjunction with the BVV Traid Fairs Brno and the Czech Grape and Wine Producers Association. The competition came under the auspices of   Minister of Agriculture, Ing. Miroslav Toman, CSc., Regional county president of the South Moravian region, JUDr. Bohumil Šimek, and the Mayor of the City of Brno, JUDr. Markéta Vaňková. The organisation of the competition was supported by the Wine Fund of the Czech Republic and the competition partners: THERMOTECHNIKA BOHEMIA s.r.o., KÄRCHER spol. s r. o., STILLUS s.r.o. and Carlsbad Mineral Water – Karlovarské minerální vody, a.s. (Aquila). Media partners are SOMMELIER – Revue pro hotel a restaurant, Wine & Degustation, Vinařský obzor, Listy jižní Moravy, BRNO Business and Rádio Čas.

Wines in the competition underwent the strictest appraisal ensuring only the very best could receive medals. Only silver, gold and grand gold medals are awarded whilst, concurrently, the number of points required to gain an award is set somewhat higher than at the majority of domestic events thus corresponding to international practice – silver medal minimum 84 points, gold medal minimum 87 points, grand gold medal minimum 90 points. This is a guarantee of the prestige in receiving a medal.

The competition’s principal awards are “Champion”, followed by the winners in the  individual categories, the highest marked collection of wines and the national winners by countries that have entered a minimum of 10 wines. The producers of these wines receive a prestigious trophies in the form of a crystal-glass sculptures designed by world-famous artist Bořek Šípek and glass carafes while, in addition, the Champion receives a temperature-controlled wine cabinet from the competition’s partner, the company THERMOTECHNIKA BOHEMIA. A high-pressure cleaner from another partner, the KÄRCHER company, will be handed over to the best assessed wine collection.

Public presentation of the competition wines

Wines from the international wine competition GRAND PRIX VINEX 2019 will be presented to the general public on 25th and 26th May 2019 in pavillion B at the Brno Trade Fair Exhibition as a part of the international sales exhibition Minerals Brno. All wines in receipt of a minimum of 83 points will be available for tasting. The official announcement of the results as well as handing out of the main awards will take place here. Saturday afternoon and the gala evening will be accompanied by dulcimer music.

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Contacts for media

  • Ing. Pavel Krška, director, Národní vinařské centrum, o.p.s.

tel. 721 414 575, e-mail: pavel.krska@vinarskecentrum.cz

  • Ing. Šárka Nádvorníková, project manager, Národní vinařské centrum, o.p.s.

tel. 602 769 743, e-mail: sarka.nadvornikova@vinarskecentrum.cz