Meininger's FINEST 100

Meininger’s FINEST 100 – International Wine Summit assembled the cream of the wine elite, for a day of tasting at the very highest level. For the second time, this international summit brought together 100 of the world’s best wine producers and 100 of the most prestigious sommeliers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland and 100 of the best wine retailers as well.

The wine event, as the number 100 suggests, is only open to a select group of producers and sommeliers and is the measure of competence, community and exclusivity within the industry.


Meininger’s FINEST 100 also benefits from the reputation of the Sommelier Summit, at which Meininger Verlag and Meiningers Sommelier – the magazine for fine wine – have welcomed the most celebrated German-speaking sommeliers to the Palatinate since 2013.

Meininger’s FINEST 100 – International Wine Summit follows the Sommelier Summit – with its challenging workshops and occasions to exchange views with colleagues – offering sommeliers the very best opportunity to taste your wines with you personally, while getting to know you and your company’s philosophy.


SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, 20.11.2018, 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Saalbau, Neustadt/Weinstraße, Germany
Please note: Access to this exclusively tasting event is only granted by a personal invitation from the organizer Meininger Verlag and for trade visitors only.


It’s a very relaxed atmosphere. I even get the time here to spend half an hour or so focusing on the wines of several producers, which I unfortunately don’t get the opportunity to do very often in my everyday routine.

Stephan Linden, Wine in Black, Berlin



For me it was one of the best events in recent years.

Rudolf Knickenberg, Schlumberger

It was a very impressive event. Congratulations on the brilliant organisation!

Manuel Bretschi, Deutsches Weininstitut


The organisation of the event was impressive. The huge selection of glasses on its own was really outstanding and without comparison. The selection of winegrowers was perfect. The fact that almost all the producers attended personally to present their wines, even winemakers such as Vega Sicilia, was really sensational. 

 Julian Huber, Weingut Huber


Many thanks to the publishers at Meininger Verlag and all their wonderful staff, who once again turned this weekend into an amazing highlight!

Moritz-Christian Blaß, Bayerischer Hof


Once again, thanks very much for your perfect reception in Neustadt. We had a wonderful day and were very satisfied with the quality of the event!

Jean Soubeyrand, Oliver Leflaive




A fantastic event with perfect service. Our discussions with the wine producers were especially thorough and detailed. Much more so than is the case at ProWein or other shows. I didn’t know where to start with the amazing selection of producers. 

Stéphane Gass, Traube Tonbach


With Meininger’s Finest 100, Germany has finally acquired an event away from Wiesbaden of international calibre, which brings together all the creative minds of the industry among the main players of restaurateurs, winegrowers and dealers. 

Markus Budai, Feine Weine Lobenberg



A sensational event, which is unrivalled throughout Germany, with an incredible assembly of the best vineyards, Riedel’s superb drinking glass culture and the who’s who of the sommelier guild. Kudos for the perfect organisation! 

Felix Eschenauer, Die Medienagenten



Thanks to all the individuals involved; I felt very much at ease and absorbed a lot of positive new impressions. A great industry needs great connections and a stage like this.

Lutz Heimrich,

 It was a perfectly organised, memorable tasting event.

Hans-Jürgen Teßnow, Wein Art