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The Competition «Best of Portugal»


The VINUM International Wine Competition“BEST OF PORTUGAL 2024” aims to objectively document the current quality and development status of all Portuguese wines, and their various styles. The competition seeks to support the wine sector’s efforts to overcome current challenges on the national and international wine market. The aim is to highlight the quality of individual wines and reward those that have achieved optimum levels. The results should serve as a guide for wine consumers and wine professionals.

Awards will be conferred in the following 12 categories:

  • Category 1: Red wines blends
  • Category 2: Red wines monovarietal or autochthonous
    (dominant grape variety at least 70% share)
  • Category 3: White wines blends
  • Category 4: White wines monovarietal or autochthonous
    (dominant grape variety at least 70% share)
  • Category 5: Rosé
  • Category 6: Sparkling
  • Category 7: Port Wine
    (Vintage 2015/ LBV / White Reserve / Ruby)
  • Category 8: Moscatéis: Douro and Setúbal
  • Category 9: Madeira
    (No age declared /5 years / 10 years)
  • Category 10: Carcavelos
  • Category 11: Talha and Amphora Wines
  • Category 12: Organic /Natural Wines

At least 30 wines submitted are required for a category to be relevant for the competition. After registration, the classification of the category will be checked and adjusted if necessary. The producer is free to choose the vintages and grape varieties of the wines submitted.

Special awards/prizes:

  • Best Portuguese Wine 2024 – the highest scoring wine across all categories, fortified wines excluding cat 7, 8, 9 and 10
  • Best of Wine Region – the best wine from a specific wine region with a designation of origin ***
  • Best of Grape Variety – the best wine made from a particular grape variety ***
  • Best Organic/Natural – the best certified organic wine
  • Best Fortified – the best wine of category 7, 8, 9 and 10

*** This special prize will be awarded if at least twenty wines are submitted using the same grape variety or from the same wine region. If this quota is not reached, the special prize will not be awarded.

The VINUM International Wine Competition “BEST OF PORTUGAL 2024” is a project by the wine magazine VINUM, Intervinum AG, Zurich, Switzerland, in cooperation with Marktree - Consultadoria de Marketing, Lda. The Intervinum AG is is responsible for organising and running the tastings, and will provide the infrastructure and staff. The tasting will take place according to the current OIV guidelines and is recognised accordingly. The Intervinum AG holds the exclusive authority to clarify any matters of dispute.


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