Golden League
The League of Wine Champions

Golden League - the League of Wine Champions

The Golden League is the League of the Wine Champions. The one to win this highlight of the DWM competition undoubtedly ranks among the world’s most successful wine producers. For you, this means: as a Golden League winner, you hold the unofficial world cup of the wine industry in your hands.

The highest endowed wine award worldwide

In the highly remunerated Golden League, the winners of all DWM Wine Trophies from a calendar year enter to compete against each other seeking the best of the best. Instead of another tasting competition, a medal table is prepared (like at the Olympic Games) – the overall medal table of all DWM Wine Trophies.

Here, all Silver, Gold, and Grand Gold medals of all DWM Wine Trophies of a calendar year are tallied for each entrant. The one to achieve the most medals at Berlin Wine Trophy, Portugal Wine Trophy, and Asia Wine Trophy wins the league of the top producers.

Details of the Golden League

With the Golden League, DWM introduced in 2014 an additional award for the submitters of the various Wine Trophies, which is only reserved to the producers. In order to offer opportunities to the smaller producers to position themselves in addition to the big players based on their quality, different categories have been introduced here that were formed on the basis of the company size. Companies that buy additional quantities of wine or grapes and market them under their own label are classified according to the total amount produced. This leads to an objective comparison other companies of its size.

The categories

Overall awards will be given in different categories:

• There will be a category each for producers with sizes up to 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 100, 250, 500, and over 500 hectares.
• There will also be a category for cooperatives up to 250, up to 500, and over 500 hectares.
• For sparkling wine producers, there will be a category each for up to 25, up to 50, and over 50 hectares.
• Generally for fortified wine producers (Port wine, Madeira, Sherry, etc.).

The division into these categories is the best way to ensure an objective classification.

The reviews
All the products awarded at the Wine Trophies will be considered in the reviews. For the different medals, a score has been set. The addition of the individual scores and individual Trophies contributes to the total score for each company at the end of the year.
Berliner Wine Trophy Medal
Grand Gold = 10 points
Berlin Blanko Gold
Gold = 5 Points
Berlin Blanko Silver
Silver = 3 Points
The special feature in the evaluation of the awards is that, in addition to the officially awarded medals, all products classified in our system as “Category IV” will be taken into account. In other words, wines that have received a minimum score for a medal but have not passed the cut-off of the best 30% (in reference to the OIV standard) will also be added up.
The prizes

The winner of each category will receive:

1. WEINmesse berlin (Berlin Wine Fair) – Germany’s largest consumer fair for wine with 30,000 visitors

• 8 sqm booth incl. booth construction and services
• 4 nights in 4 star plus hotel at Borsigturm Berlin during the Wine Fair

2. Asia International Wine Week

• 6 sqm booth at the Daejeon  in Daejeon Korea
• Presentation opportunity in the tasting area for award-winning wines
• Opportunity to hold a seminar / presentation of wines during the Asia Buyers Conference
• If you have the necessary qualification, you can also participate as a judge at the Asia Wine Trophy
• Shipping cost coverage for the wines / booth material (sea freight) to Korea – up to 500 kg
• Allowance for flight expenses up to € 1,000.00
• 6 nights in a 4 star hotel for 2 persons in Daejeon

3. Internet presentation

On the website of DWM, each winner from a particular category will have the opportunity of a presentation in a separate area.

International Organisation Vine and Wine

International Union of Oenologists