The tasting sessions for the 23rd edition of the Mondial des Pinots competition took place in Sierre from September 4th – 6th 2020. A total of 1132 wines from 21 countries took part, and the Pinot Noir from Domaine les Afforêts (Aigle) well and truly triumphed.
The tasting sessions for the 23rd edition of the Mondial des Pinots took place in Sierre from September 4th – 6th 2020. Over the three days, 58 judges (of which half were non-Swiss) evaluated 1132 wines from 21 countries. Local wines led the pack in terms of awards, taking all six of this year’s Grand Gold medals, and 74 of the 92 Gold medals.
The combined tasting sessions for the two international competitions organised by VINEA Association – namely the Mondial du Merlot et Assemblages and the Mondial des Pinots – will take place in Sierre from September 4th – 6th. Over the three days, 80 judges divided into two groups will taste and assess no less than 1643 wines from 26 countries.
The current Coronavirus situation means that we have to make some changes.
The Mondial des Pinots competition is postoned. The tastings will take place at the same time as the Mondial du Merlot & Assemblages, from September 04th-06th 2020, in Sierre.
Further to this decision, the deadline for entries and sending samples has been extended to July 6th 2020.
Red or rosé, white or gris, still or sparkling, or even Meunier: all the wines of the Pinot family are welcome at the 23rd edition of the Mondial des Pinots competition, to be held in Sierre from August 14th – 16th this year.
This year’s competition will be presided over by Klaus Herrmann, founder and director of German wine trade magazine WEIN + MARKT. An oenologist and wine grower’s son, Klaus is also a member of the board of directors of the German Association of oenologists.
Don’t wait – register now, until 3 July 2020
No less than 410 producers from 29 countries entered their wines for the Mondial des Pinots 2019, setting a record in terms of international representation. In terms of the final results, Best Wine in Show was awarded to a Pinot Noir from Marlborough (New Zealand), with Swiss wines showing well, carrying off the first three places in the Gran Maestro category amongst other awards.
21 countries! A symbolic number that gives strong confirmation of the international aspect of the Mondial des Pinots, which this year celebrates its 21st birthday in Sierre. This year, an extraordinary 8 Great Gold medals were attributed, of which 4 went to Swiss cellars – a record number.
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.
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.
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 for the 20th edition of the Mondial des Pinot is open.
Enter your wines quickly and easily via our new website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The deadline for registering your wines has been extended until Thursday 14 July 2016. You may register directly online.
Registration for the 19th edition of the Mondial des Pinots is open. Enter your wines quickly and easily via our new website.
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!
For its 19th edition, the Mondial des Pinots website has been redesigned. Enjoy your visit, and please share via your networks.