Die awc vienna

The largest officially recognized wine competition in the world

12.299 Wines from 39 Countries participated in 2013

Due to the unswayable blind tasting system and the strict tasting rules awc vienna is the most challenging of the world’s renowned wine tasting competitions. awc vienna is establishing the highest standards to honour the continuously raising quality requirements in the world of wine. 12.299 wines from 39 countries met the challenge in 2013 – that is world-record!

11 YEARS AWC VIENNA – THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET LEADER!

awc vienna is the international leader of the offi cially recognized quality awards for wine. 1800 producers from all continents take benefi t from the quality evaluation of awc vienna.

Your Advantage

International market leader of the officially recognized quality - awards
Every year some 1847 producers out of 39 countries benefit from the quality evaluation of awc vienna.

Global Advertising with EU – Approval
awc vienna is officially approved by the EU to organize wine competitions for the purpose of granting wine awards. Advertise with „awc vienna medals“ applied on your wine bottles!

12.299 Wines from 39 Countries (awc vienna 2013)
12.299 Wines from all five continents offer you a real challenge.

Absolute Blind Tasting
All wines will be tasted in single cabins and anonymously (blind tasting) by an international jury. This offers a fair chance for every wine!

Moderate Participation Fees
In the international comparison favorable participation fee of € 60.– (for participants in Austria and in the EU: +20% VAT) per wine sample and the awc vienna extra discount: If a wine producer submits 6 wine samples, 3 more wine samples are for free.

***Stars Winery – evaluation of awc vienna
For the ***stars evaluation of wineries, the points of the six highest rated wines of a winery will be added up.

Attractive Prize Money
awc vienna is the only wine competition that offers prize money in total value of € 8.000.–

The Tasting

The wines will be tasted at the Federal College and Office of Viniculture and Pomology in Klosterneuburg in single cabins and anonymously only (blind tasting). Wines will be rated according to the international 100 points-system. The panel of experts of awc vienna consists of national and international oenologists, wine experts, sommeliers, gastronomers, wine traders and journalits.

Due to the unswayable blind tasting system and the strict tasting rules  awc vienna is the most challenging  of the world’s  renowned  wine tasting competitions. awc vienna is establishing the highest standards  to honour  the continuously raising quality requirements in the world of wine.

The prerequisite for admission as member of the panel is the attestation of an official wine tasting exam according to the Austrian or European Wine Law or to an equivalent international sensorical experience.

awc vienna Wine Gala Night

The awc vienna 2013-trophies award and the presentation of the best wineries will take place in the imperial ambiance of the Vienna City Hall in front of 3.000 invited wine professionals. On this evening, the Vienna City Hall advances to the center of the wine world.

Again awc vienna 2013 could sustain its position as the world’s largest officially recognized wine competition. This year 12.299 wines took part in this ambitious blind tasting. On November 3rd the „Wine Gala Night 2013“, the ceremonial highlight of this exciting challenge, was celebrated at the city hall of Vienna with some thousand Austrian and international guests.

The president of the Austrian Federal Winegrower’s Association, Josef Pleil, emphasized in his commemorative speech the commercial and cultural significance of wine and winegrowing.

In the center of attention were the successful wine producers from all over the world. All the invited wine experts watched the awarding of the trophies of awc vienna 2013 and the presentation of the Whitebook Wine 2013.

Despite the problematical wine year in some parts of the world, in the eighth year of its existence awc vienna could perpetuate ist enormous comprehension.The absolutely anonymous tasting system with single-tasting-cabins offer equal chances to each participant.