Top Winners: Felsengartenkellerei and Georg Müller Stiftung
In total, the Mundus Vini wine competition awarded 3 Grand Gold, 140 Gold and 102 Silver medals to German wines this spring.
The three highest awards achieved for Germany with Grand Gold were:
- 2010 Mußbacher Johannitergarten Riesling Beerenauslese from the DLR State Winery with Johannitergut, Neustadt / Wstr. (Pfalz),
- 2018 Hattenheimer Hassel Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese VDP. Große Lage from the Georg Müller Stiftung winery, Hattenheim (Rheingau)
- 2019 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese from the Karl O. Pohl Winery, Bernkastel-Kues / Wehlen (Mosel).
The competition organizer nominated a wine producer from Württemberg and one from the Rheingau as the two big winners from Germany: the Felsengartenkellerei Besigheim from Württemberg was named the "Best Winegrowers' Cooperative in Germany" with 19 Gold and 12 Silver medals for their range, and the VDP.Weingut Georg Müller Foundation from the Rheingau as "Germany's Best Winery" with 1 Grand Gold, 6 Gold and 1 Silver medal.
Most of the awards for German wines went to wineries from the Pfalz (1 Grand Gold, 24 Gold and 34 Silver), followed by Württemberg (37 Gold, 18 Silver) and Baden (30 Gold, 17 Silver). Wines from the Rheingau received 33 medals, Franken 13, Mosel 12, Rheinhessen 18, Sachsen 4 and the Nahe and Saale-Unstrut 1 medal each.
Almost 3,000 wines from all over the world were awarded at the 28th Great International Wine Prize in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse. This year, the jury of experts tasted 7,300 wines from 39 wine-growing countries in small groups over 20 tasting days.