20th Mondial des Pinots: the big winner in 2017 is from Graubünden!


The international scope of the competition is once again apparent, with nearly 1,300 wines from 25 countries registered. Six Great Gold medals, a record, were awarded the 31 of august within the grounds of the splendid Château Mercier in Sierre. They were given to four Swiss wines, a New Zealand wine and one from Germany. An indication of the clear success of Swiss Pinot Noir wines: they carried away more than two-thirds of the gold medals.

The day before the opening of the Swiss Wine Fair, after the award ceremony of the Mondial des Pinots, 31 producers attended the first edition of the Festival des Award-Winning Pinots where they poured their medal-winning wines. More than 300 fans of this grape variety attended the event which, given its success, will be held again in 2018.



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New in 2017: the Festival of Pinot Wines, with the goal of bringing together the winning wineries and consumers

This first-ever showcase for the award-winning wines, in Sierre, will let producers present their products to lovers of Pinot wines, as an avant-première to the VINEA Swiss Wine Fair. The public will be able to sample wines from some 30 producers from throughout Switzerland; a high point will be the chance to meet these wine producers who will have just received their awards. The Festival of award-winning Pinot wines takes place this thursday 31 of august from 16:00-19:00 in the heart of the city of Sierre. Entry price per person is CHF20.

During the VINEA Swiss wine fair the stand will invite visitors to taste a selection of Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and rosé wines as well as sparkling ones, all of them recently awarded prizes. A workshop, “Tour du Monde des Pinots primés”, presented by two well-known oenologists, will round out the efforts to spotlight this grape, Saturday 2 September 2017 at 14:00 – as with the rest, in the context of the VINEA Swiss Wine Fair.
Registration online here, more informations about the event here.



New ! Festival of award-winning Pinots


From August 6th – 8th, 62 international judges will taste 1301 Pinot-based wines entered by 461 producers from 25 countries. The results will be revealed on August 31th just before the VINEA Swiss Wine Fair in Sierre, where the award-winning Pinot wines will be presented to the public as part of the VINEA fair.

Do you love Pinot ? If so, this is your chance to taste the very best, award-winning Pinot wines during the first Festival des Pinots on August 31st from 4.00pm into the gardens of the town hall in Sierre, please register here.



Registration opens


Registration for the 20th edition of the Mondial des Pinot is open.

Enter your wines quickly and easily via our new website.

Online registration



The Mondial des Pinots goes to the International Spätburgunder Symposium in Bad Neunahr


For the first time ever, some 2016 Mondial des Pinots awarded wines were presented to a large panel of Pinots experts and specialists last March 11th and 12th in Bad Neunahr (Germany).

“This event entirely done for Pinot noir is the ideal place to present our competition and to invite the present producers to enter the competition” says Michael Balmer, member of the board of the VINEA committee, during the Symposium.

More than 50 wine producers coming from Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand and the United States took the opportunity to promote their wines for two days.

The awarded Gran Maestro du Mondial des Pinots 2016 “Pinot Noir Schloss Halbturn (Austria) was part of the wines poured during the Pinot Excellence Gala Dinner where outstanding food creation were presented.



Exclusive tasting of outstanding Pinot wines


Do you love Pinot ? If so, this is your chance to taste the very best, award-winning Pinot wines from the Mondial des Pinots 2016 at the VINEA On Tour event, November 21st at the Metropol restaurant in Zurich. Limited numbers.

Sign up now! 



Mondial des Pinots 2016 results


The Mondial des Pinots 2016 awards reflect the excellent quality of wines made from Pinot Noir and other Pinot grapes. The competition, which is for wines made only from grapes in the Pinot family, offers a good indication of how well these grow in greatly different regions around the world. In Switzerland, canton Graubünden and other cantons in German-speaking areas put in a particularly good showing. Two wines from canton Valais obtained the highest distinction, the Grand Or medal. Grand Or, gold medals and several special prizes will be handed out during the ceremony that takes place 2 September 2016 in Sierre, which serves as a prelude to the opening of the VINEA Swiss Wine Fair.

The complete list of competition winners can be found here



Invitation – Conference


We are delighted to invite you to the free conference entitled “ORGANIC WINES: an opportunity for Swiss wines?” to be held on Friday September 2nd at HES-SO Valais (Sierre), at the start of the VINEA Swiss Wine Fair. More details here.



Record participation at Mondial des Pinots 2016


From August 7th – 9th, 65 international judges tasted 1347 Pinot-based wines entered by 470 producers from 24 countries.

With an increase in entries of over 10%, the 19th edition of this competition has broken the record set in 2015.

The results will be revealed on September 2nd just before the VINEA Swiss Wine Fair in Sierre, where the award-winning Pinot wines will be presented to the public as part of the VINEA fair.



Producers: you can still register


The deadline for registering your wines has been extended until Thursday 14 July 2016. You may register directly online.



Registration opens


Registration for the 19th edition of the Mondial des Pinots is open. Enter your wines quickly and easily via our new website.



2016 results


The results of the 19th edition of the Mondial des Pinots will be published online September 2, 2016 (same day as the awards ceremony). See you soon!



New website


For its 19th edition, the Mondial des Pinots website has been redesigned. Enjoy your visit, and please share via your networks.