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Italy and Germany produce top organic wines // Schlossgut Hohenbeilstein VDP winery is the best organic wine producer

The two best organic wineries of the year 2018 are from Germany and Italy. For the first time, the Württemberg Schlossgut Hohenbeilstein VDP winery has been named the best German organic winery while Fattoria La Vialla, from the Italian wine growing area of Tuscany, has this year been recognised as the best international organic winery for the fourth time.

For the ninth time, the Grand International Wine Award MUNDUS VINI and BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, issued invitations to the Grand International Organic Wine Award MUNDUS VINI BIOFACH, where over 550 certified organic wines were sampled and the best ones were awarded Silver, Gold and the highly coveted Grand Gold medals. The official award ceremony will take place during the BIOFACH trade fair in Nuremberg on 15 February 2018.

The highest award of Grand Gold was given out three times – once each to Germany, France and Spain – by the jury consisting of around 60 people. Ludwig Knoll (Würzburg) was pleased about the award received for its 2016 Stettener Stein Riesling ice wine, produced in the Franconia region of Germany. The 2015 Château Tour Calon Premier des Tours from Lateyron (Bordeaux) and the 2002 Fino Bio Pedro Ximénez from Bodegas Robles (Montilla-Moriles) were internationally honoured with Grand Gold awards.

A total of 109 wines were able to prove their exceptional quality, which won them the Gold medal, while the international jury awarded Silver to 122 wines.

As well as the major European wine-producing countries of Germany, Italy, Spain and France, other participating wines came from countries including Greece, Chile, Austria, South Africa, Mexico, Poland and Bulgaria and offered exceptional organic wine quality. With a total of 67 medals, the Italian wine growers came ahead of Germany (65), Spain (51) and France (33) in the unofficial country comparison.

The Grand International Organic Wine Award MUNDUS VINI BIOFACH is a competition that was set up by the Grand International Wine Award MUNDUS VINI exclusively for certified organic wines from all over the world. It is carried out in association with BIOFACH in accordance with the international tasting scheme of the OIV.

The winners of the MUNDUS VINI BIOFACH 2018 Grand International Organic Wine Award will be announced at the BIOFACH, the leading international trade fair for organic food (14–17.02.2018 at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg). The awards will be presented at 3 p.m. on 15 February in Hall 7 (Stand 841).

All results from the MUNDUS VINI BIOFACH 2018 can now be found at

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MUNDUS VINI was founded 17 years ago, and from the beginning has been one of the most important wine competitions in the world. The 10,000 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 Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). The Wine Award process takes place twice a year, in spring and late summer.

MUNDUS VINI was founded in 2001 by the publishing company Meininger Verlag, which specialises in trade journals for the wine industry.

As the world’s leading trade fair for organic food, every year the international organic industry gathers at BIOFACH. The comprehensive offer of certified organic products clearly demonstrates the variety of the industry – from fresh products such as dairy and cheese, to fruit, vegetables, grain and legumes, nuts and confectionery to beverages. The exhibitors are producers, retailers and service providers such as certifiers. Trade visitors come from the fields of production and manufacture, representing the wholesale and retail trades, import/export companies, media and service providers, associations and institutions. The international patron and national supporting organisation of BIOFACH is IFOAM – Organics International: the national promotional sponsor of the Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft (BÖLW), the Organic Food Production Alliance. The BIOFACH Congress is a fixed part of the world’s leading trade fair, and a globally unique knowledge platform.

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