Best of Riesling 2018

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Thursday, 28. June 2018 - 14:30

The best Rieslings of the year / 2,300 Rieslings in the competition

Some 2,300 Rieslings underwent blind tasting at the 13th edition of the world’s largest Riesling competition. The 126 expert judges carefully scrutinised the Rieslings over several rounds of tasting. Today, the award ceremony was held at MEININGER VERLAG. In eight categories, the top 30 wineries, both from Germany and abroad, were honoured for their finest Rieslings.

Wineries from a total of eleven countries entered their Rieslings into the competition for the coveted Best of Riesling awards. The range of styles and level of quality were impressive, ranging from dry, everyday Rieslings to sweet rarities.

‘This year, we were once again very impressed by the quality of the Rieslings submitted. The combination of terroir, vintage character and each grower’s unique stamp provided our judges with many highlights. Choosing the winners was far from easy, with the decision made by an infinitesimal margin in many categories,’ explains Christian Wolf, Director Degustation, summing up.

The winners and the top 130 from this year’s competition will be showcased in the July issue of Meiningers Weinwelt. All award-winning Rieslings can now be found on MEININGER ONLINE at

Award-winning wines

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