What are the most prestigious wine competitions?

Have you ever wondered about those wonderful labels that adorn premium wines?

Gold, silver, bronze …

There are prestigious wine competitions in the world of wine, for all those who love wines but were not familiar with this topic, we have prepared a short summary of the most prestigious wine competitions.

Among the most prestigious wine competitions are: Decanter, AWC Vienna and Mundus Vini, while there are a total of about 15 prestigious wine competitions in the world. Read below what are the characteristics of these competitions and how the Nuić winery was listed with its wines.

International competitions in the world of winemaking, events are organized where renowned judges evaluate wines of different varieties, vintages, categories or producers. Most of them stick to “blind” tasting, in order to prevent bias towards a particular producer / variety / wine.

What connects all wine competitions is the love and enthusiasm for wine and viticulture. Their goal is to get valid wine comparisons from experts. Some wine competitions are strictly oriented towards the professional world, and some towards a wide audience.

The differences between the wine competitions mostly relate to the way the wine is ranked. The vast majority is based on blind tasting and medals are awarded in various categories. There are also specialized rankings in the form of “best in class”, placement and scoring scales. The jury was assembled by wine critics, sommelier, journalists and other renowned experts.

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Is the most challenging of all world wine competitions. It establishes the highest standards in honor of the continuous raising of quality requirements in the world of wine.

11,232 wines from 41 countries met the challenge in 2020! The European Union has officially approved it

AWC Vienna for organizing wine competitions for the purpose of awarding prizes. Vienna AWC medals are recognized on wine bottles.

Blind Wine Tasting will be judged according to an international 100-point system. The panel of AWC Vienna experts consists of local and international oenologists, wine experts, sommelier, gastronomes, wine merchants and journalists.

Because of the way it is judged – blind tasting and strict tasting rules, AWC Vienna is the most challenging of the world famous wine tasting competitions.


The Mundus Vini competition was founded by Meininger Verlag and is considered one of the most prestigious international wine competitions in Germany.

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The aim of the competition is to recognize and promote the quality of registered wines.

The awards won enable a prestigious external performance in marketing. Customers can be sure they are consuming premium wines. In order to satisfy the international wine market and producers, MUNDUS VINI GmbH organizes two tastings a year since 2014.

Mundus Wines medals are synonymous with the guarantee and quality of the award-winning wine

Professionally qualified international jury composed of: – oenologists – winemakers – wine merchants – sommelier and – special journalists wine tasters Wines are tasted in covert rounds.

The medal won after the competition adorns the wine packaging as a sticker that briefly highlights the most important things for you.

So let’s see which wines of Vinograd Nuić adorn these medals …


– Merlot 2015 Gold
– Trnjak 2016 Gold


– Trnjak 2015 Gold
– Blatina Barrique Gold
– Blatina Vrhunska Silver


– Merlot Gold
– Žilavka selekcija Gold


The largest and most influential world wine competition was launched in 2004, organized by the British magazine Decanter. Now in his 18th year, the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition with an unrivaled global reach.

Judging by top wine experts from around the world, DWWA is internationally recognized for its rigorous procedure evaluation. In addition to DWWA, Decanter magazine awards Hall of Fame &

Retailer Awards. The Decanter Hall of Fame wants to recognize and reward excellence in the wine world, making it one of the most significant and prestigious international industrial awards in the wine world. The goal of these awards is to celebrate and win the best wine retailers there, rewarding the imagination, effort, creativity energy. Nuić vineyards have been participating in prestigious ones for many years wine competitions.We are proud of the results we have achieved at the Decanter World Competition.

Decanter 2016

Merlot 2012. – bronze
Cabernet Sauvignon 2012. – bronze


Trnjak 2015 Gold
Blatina Barrique Gold
Blatina Vrhunska Gold

The medal won after the competition adorns the wine packaging as a sticker that briefly highlights the most important thing – the year and place.

We hope that we have now explained to you in more detail the weight of the medals won that adorn our wines. If you want even more information about the placement of the Nuić winery in prestigious competitions, follow the link:


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