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Slovenian wines – the protagonists of the entire world wine scenario

21. 6. 2016

At the 58th International Wine Competition – Vino Ljubljana, organized by the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, over 40 tasters from 14 countries chose the most excellent among 412 samples from 21 countries. Once again, Slovenian wines ranked among the best, and Guido Baldeschi, the representative of OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine), remarked, “Each year, Slovenian wines increasingly confirm that they are the protagonists of the entire world wine scenario. I strongly recommend all wine lovers to visit this beautiful country and taste its excellent wines!”

This year, the world champions are:

White dry wines
RUMENI MUŠKAT, 2015
VINO GAUBE – ALOJZIJ GAUBE, Slovenia

Rose still wines
CABERNET SAUVIGNON ROSÉ PREMIUM, 2015
CHATEAU MODRA, a.s., Slovakia


Red dry wines
GRAND CUVÉE LEPOVO, 2013
LEPOVO, Macedonia

Sparkling wines
GOURMET ROSE 1,5 l, 2003
ISTENIČ d.o.o., Slovenia

ZLATA RADGONSKA PENINA, 2012
RADGONSKE GORICE GORNJA RADGONA d.d.,  Slovenia

Still natural sweet wines
SAUVIGNON L.V., 1999
VINSKA KLET PRUS – JOŽEF PRUS,  Slovenia

Slovenian champion wine

SAUVIGNON L.V., 1999
VINSKA KLET PRUS – JOŽEF PRUS,  Slovenia

Tsukamoto trophy

GRAND CUVÉE LEPOVO, 2013
LEPOVO, Macedonia

Vinofed trophy

CABERNET SAUVIGNON BAGUERI SUPERIOR, 2012
VINSKA KLET GORIŠKA BRDA z.o.o., Slovenia

See more >>> http://en.vinoljubljana.si/wine-competition/1822

At the end, president of the 58th competition, Iztok Klenar, said, “Finally, the competition is becoming a stable and significant barometer of the quality and visibility of Slovenian and worldwide wines. There are three key factors currently characterizing Vino Ljubljana.

The traceability of wine samples from the first classification into categories, the anonymity of wine serving, the quality of wine tasting entrusted to global tasters - all these are due to the professional team taking care of a smooth and sophisticated tasting process. This very element decisively influences the level of the competition and its prestige.

The educative value of the competition: at the level of foreign tasters with whom Slovenian tasters can compare their knowledge and obtain necessary international experience, and at the level of the quality of wines entering the competition and proving that there are no essential differences between domestic and foreign wines - only differences in designation of origin and in style.

The positioning of Slovenia as a wine country with a special sense of wine production as well as marketing. It is a known fact that awards do matter and the popularity of awarded wines positively resounds at home as well as abroad.

Due to these facts and to the recognition as the oldest wine competition in the world, Vino Ljubljana deserves the title of the most prestigious competition the Central Europe, so - good luck in the future!”

We have already received the official response by OIV – International Organisation of Vine and Wine:

I represented the OIV at the 58th International Wine Competition - Vino Ljubljana and I was positively impressed by the perfect organization of the wine competition. The tasting room was appropriate and all the aspects related to a professional wine tasting were carefully prepared. Wine tasters came from all over the world to taste Slovenian wines and other samples coming from other countries. Slovenian wines confirm each year more and more to be protagonists of the entire wine scenario in the world. I strongly suggest to all the wine lovers to visit this beautiful country and taste its excellent wines!


Guido Baldeschi, Head of Unit Oenology and Methods of analysis


We sincerely congratulate all the winners!
The complete results of the 58th International Wine Competition – Vino Ljubljana will be posted in the following days: www.vinoljubljana.si