In the travelling international wine competition, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2018, which was this year hosted by the Chinese capital Peking (Beijing), our winemakers met success in very fierce competition from 9000 wines from across the whole world. 35 wines took medals, 13 of which were gold and 22 silver. The collective presentation of Moravian and Czech wines was organisationally assured by the National Wine Centre with financial support of the Wine Fund.

Gold medals were obtained by the following wineries: Zámecké vinařství Bzenec (3), Spielberg CZ (3), Family Winery Břeclav (2), Pavel Binder (2) a one each for the wineries of Reisten, Mikrosvín Mikulov and U Kapličky.

In all 83 wines from the Czech Republic were present in the contest, in other words nearly half of these participating samples were successful in receiving a medal: “Given that the competition has a limit that means only 30 % of all wines entered can win a medal, the amount of medals awarded to our wines is an extraordinary recognition of the above-average quality of the wines emanating from Moravia and the Czech lands as compared to other wine-producing countries,“ observed Pavel Krška, director of the National Wine Centre, who attended the competition in Peking.  

“This year’s 25th edition of Concours Mondial de Bruxelles was in many ways quite exceptional – if only for the fact that this was the first time it took place outside the European continent, specifically in China’s capital city – Peking. China is blossoming in a very dynamic manner – this can be seen in the infra-structure, and also in the relationship to wine which has become highly fashionable, a trendy drink especially for the younger generation. The Chinese co-organisers approached the organisation in a really generous way and presented their nation to the contest participants from the point of view of tradition as well as its modern approach,“ Pavel Krška of the National Wine Centre informs us.  

On the tasting panels the Czech Republic was represented by: Tibor Nyitray and Martin Půček from the Associtation of Wine Producers of the Czech Republic, Josef Balík PhD from Mendel University, Pavel Krška from the National Wine Centre and dr. Luboš Bárta and Ivana Kováříková from the magazine Sommelier.

Next year the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (2019) competition will be held in Switzerland, more specifically in the town of Aigle.  

This year’s (2018) CMB in numbers:

  • 9180 wines from 48 countries were evaluated during the course of three days
  • 330 judges (sommeliers, wine specialists and oeno-journalists)  

The international wine contest Concours Mondial de Bruxelles was first held in 1994. In the earliest years it was always held in Brussels, later the location has become travelling among some of the famous wine regions of Europe. These included, for instance, Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Jesolo (Italy), Guimaraes (Portugal), Luxembourg, Bratislava (Slovakia) and others. CMB belongs among the largest wine competitions in the world.  

Competition results:  

Winery Wine Year Medal
Zámecké vinařství Bzenec Chardonnay, late harvest 2016 Gold
Zámecké vinařství Bzenec Ego No. 57 Pinot Blanc/ Pinot Gris /Chardonnay 2016 Gold
Zámecké vinařství Bzenec Pinot Blanc, late harvest 2015 Gold
Spielberg CZ Chardonnay and Pinot Gris 2015 Gold
Spielberg CZ Pinot Blanc Austerlitz, late harvest 2016 Gold
Spielberg CZ Pinot Gris Austerlitz, late harvest 2016 Gold
Pavel Binder Grüner Veltliner, late harvest 2015 Gold
Pavel Binder Sauvignon, late harvest 2016 Gold
Reisten Roter Traminer, late harvest 2015 Gold
Family Winery Břeclav Pinot Blanc, late harvest 2016 Gold
Family Winery Břeclav Roter Traminer, late harvest 2016 Gold
U Kapličky Víno Dalibor – Pinot Blanc, late harvest 2016 Gold
Mikrosvín Mikulov Chardonnay- Traditional line – Rosentické 2016 Gold
Štěpánek Winery Hibernal, late harvest 2017 Silver
Štěpánek Winery Hibernal, selection of grapes 2017 Silver
Štěpánek Winery Moravian Muscat, late harvest 2017 Silver
Bohemia Sekt Prestige 36 brut 2013 Silver
B/V Vinařství Pinot Gris, selection of grapes 2016 Silver
Zámecké vinařství Bzenec Riesling, late harvest 2015 Silver
Zámecké vinařství Bzenec Pinot Blanc, late harvest 2013 Silver
Chateau Bzenec Riesling, late harvest 2015 Silver
Zámecké vinařství Bzenec Chardonnay, selection of grapes 2016 Silver
Fučík Winery Chardonnay, late harvest 2015 Silver
Fučík Winery Pinot Gris, late harvest 2016 Silver
Family Winery Břeclav Ryzlink rýnský, pozdní sběr 2016 Silver
Josef Dufek Winery Chardonnay- Pinot Gris, cuvée barrique 2016 Silver
Mikrosvín Mikulov Chardonnay – Flower line 2016 Silver
Pavlov Winery Sauvignon, late harveset 2016 Silver
U Kapličky Víno Dalibor – Welschriesling, late harvest 2016 Silver
Vajbar Rakvice Pálava, late harvest 2017 Silver
Vinné sklepy Lechovice Riesling, straw wine 2015 Silver
Habánské sklepy Riesling, late harvest 2015 Silver
Réva Rakvice Chardonnay, late harvest 2017 Silver
Víno Mikulov Sommelier Club – Pinot Gris VOC 2015 Silver
Znovín Znojmo Chardonnay, selection of grapes 2016 Silver

 

Press release.  

For further information please contact:

Ing. Pavel Krška, director of the National Wine Centre

E-mail: pavel.krska@vinarskecentrum.cz

Tel: 519 352 072, 721 414 575

 

Ing. Dominika Uhrová, Omnimedia, s. r. o.

E-mail: d.uhrova@omnimedia.cz

Tel: 774 530 255