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Why submit to a DWM Wine Trophy?

There are several reasons to submit your wines to a DWM Wine Trophy, we have summarized some key benefits for you:

Market Leader
Over 18,000 different wines submitted yearly from 41 countries; more than 2,000 active users in our platform; thousands of satisfied customers can’t be wrong.

Patronage
Our competitions are performed according to OIV and UIOE rules. This, along with our own controls, make our wine contests probably the most strictly controlled worldwide.

Expertise
For over 25 years, DWM has been setting standards in the wine industry. We specialize in organizing and hosting international wine tastings and wine fairs.

Notarial Supervision
In order to guarantee compliance with all the strict rules of the competition, the tasting of the Berliner Wein Trophy takes place under notarial supervision.

Well-known Medal
According to a study performed by Geisenheim University, the Berliner Wein Trophy is the best-known international wine competition among German consumers.

Special Prizes
Being awarded at a Wine Trophy is already extraordinary (due to the 30% rule). On top of this, we award Special Prizes too. Only the best of the best will achieve it.

Wine HD Picture
Thanks to our service Wine Shoot, all participants can download a high-quality picture (masked and cropped) of each submitted product, at no additional cost.

Oenological Analysis
In order to keep high-quality standards, we commission oenological analyses (performed by an independent laboratory) to every awarded wine in Berliner Wein Trophy.

2 Contests, 1 Fee
Thanks to co-working with the city of Daejeon in Korea, all the wines submitted to Berliner or Portugal Wine Trophy can participate also at the Asia Wine Trophy, for free.

International Organisation Vine and Wine

International Union of Oenologists

World Federation of International Wine Competitions

How to submit to a Wine Trophy?

To make organization easier, we have summarized all relevant information in 4 main steps:

1. User Account: sign up or log in

We recommend you to create your own account, in wich you can register your wines online.

In addition to the online-registration, your account offers many other benefits:

  • register, correct or delete your wines whenever you want
  • have a better overview of your wines for all our different contests
  • print the “sample pass” easily
  • check the results after the contests, before they are openly published
  • download a preliminary version of the diplomas of your awarded wines
  • order medals for your awarded wines, with a few clicks
  • download the oenological analyses of your awarded wines (only BWT)
  • download an HD picture of your submitted wines (only BWT)

2. Submitting the wines

Submitting the wines is really easy. Just login and go to Wine Registration tab, select your desired Trophy and fill out all the details of your sample.

You can download the detailed instructions as a PDF file:

3. Payment options

During the online registration of the wine, you can choose bank transfer.

Our bank details:

Option 1 (preferred):

DWM – Deutsche Wein Marketing GmbH
Bank: Commerzbank
IBAN: DE 3510 0400 0004 4662 2300
BIC/SWIFT: COBADEFFXXX
Account Number: 44 66 22 300
Bank Code Number: 100 40000

Option 2:

DWM – Deutsche Wein Marketing GmbH
Bank: Berliner Volksbank
IBAN: DE 47 100 90000 102 070 4000
BIC/SWIFT: BEVODEBBXXX
Account Number: 102 070 4000
Bank Code Number: 100 90000

DWM - Bank Transfer

Please specify your customer ID, the invoice number or the company name as subject of the transfer.

4. Sending the samples

Right after online registration, you will receive an automatic email (to the email address you have provided) confirming those wines which have been correctly submitted. You can send the samples for the competition to the corresponding address:

Berliner Wein Trophy

DWM – Deutsche Wein Marketing GmbH 
– Berliner Wein Trophy – 
Am Borsigturm 1 
D-13507 Berlin 
Germany

Portugal Wine Trophy

Museu do Vinho Bairrada 
– Portugal Wine Trophy –
Av. Eng. Tavares da Silva 
3780-203 Anadia 
Portugal

DWM – Deutsche Wein Marketing GmbH 
– Portugal Wine Trophy – 
Am Borsigturm 1 
D-13507 Berlin 
Germany

Asia Wine Trophy

Daejeon International Marketing Enterprise 
– Asia Wine Trophy – 
480, Daedeok-daero
Yuseong-gu, Daejeon
Korea

DWM – Deutsche Wein Marketing GmbH 
– Asia Wine Trophy – 
Am Borsigturm 1 
D-13507 Berlin 
Germany

Please mind the following important details when sending the samples:

• Please make sure you have checked the deadline and the address
• Participants must send four bottles* of each submitted sample
• Asia Wine Trophy participants must send six additional bottles* of each submitted sample
• The corresponding sample pass must be enclosed in the package
• Please bear in mind that only packages that are sent carriage paid are accepted
• Please ensure that no customs duties are incurred (see instructions for international wine-tasting sample dispatch)

*bottles à 0.75 liters; in case of lower capacity bottles please send (at least) 3 liters in total. 

How much does it cost?

The participation fee for each sample submitted is €135.00. In Germany, an added amount of €25.65 (19%) is to be paid as legal VAT. However, for countries in the European Union and other third party countries, VAT is not incurred with presentation of a valid VAT ID number.

In order to allow individual wine-producing companies to enjoy greater participation, the following special regulations have been introduced for wine-producing companies. The individual producers are grouped according to the size of their operation, with the growing area of their vineyards serving as the basis for the calculation. The participation fee for these companies is also €135.00 per fee.

The following scale applies:

SizeFeesWinesAdditional wines
up to 5 ha11plus 2 free*
up to 10 ha22plus 4 free*
up to 15 ha33plus 6 free*
up to 20 ha44plus 8 free*
up to 25 ha55plus 10 free*
up to 30 ha66plus 12 free*
up to 35 ha77plus 14 free*
up to 40 ha88plus 16 free*
up to 45 ha99plus 18 free*
up to 50 ha1010plus 20 free*
*each additional fee covers 3 wines

 

A larger number of wines is submitted than the corresponding fee

• Size of the company: 7,5 Hectares
• Number of samples submitted: 6
• Category: “up to 10 hectares”
• Fee to be paid: 2 x €135.00 (plus VAT) = € 270.00 (plus VAT)
• Number of wines not included in the calculation: 4
• Savings: 4 x €135.00 (plus VAT) = €540.00 (plus VAT)

Average price per submitted sample: €45.00 (plus VAT)

 

 

A larger number of wines is submitted than the corresponding fee

• Size of the company: 4 Hectares
• Number of samples submitted: 9
• Category: “up to 5 hectares”
• Fee to be paid: 3 x €135.00 (plus VAT) = €405.00 (plus VAT)
• Number of wines not included in the calculation: 6
• Savings: 6 x €135.00 (plus VAT) = €810.00 (plus VAT)

Average price per submitted sample: €45.00 (plus VAT)

 

 

A larger number of wines is submitted than the corresponding fee

• Size of the company: 38 Hectares
• Number of samples submitted: 17
• Category: “up to 40 hectares”
• Fee to be paid: 8 x €135.00 (plus VAT) = €1,080.00 (plus VAT)
• Number of wines not included in the calculation: 9
• Savings: 9 x €135.00 (plus VAT) = €1,215.00 (plus VAT)

Average price per submitted sample: €63.53 (plus VAT)

 

 

A smaller number of wines is submitted than the corresponding fee

• Size of the company: 38 Hectares
• Number of samples submitted: 3
• Category: “up to 40 hectares”
• Fee to be paid: 3 x €135.00 (plus VAT) = € 405.00 (plus VAT)


Average price per submitted sample: €135.00 (plus VAT)

 

 

The amount of submitted wines matches the corresponding fee

• Size of the company: 20 hectares
• Number of samples submitted: 4
• Category: “up to 20 hectares”
• Fee to be paid: 4 x €135.00 (plus VAT) = €540.00 (plus VAT)
• Savings: none – however, every additional wine up to 12, would be free of charge!


Average price per submitted sample: €135.00 (plus VAT)

 

The calculation is always based on the actual number of wines submitted, whereby the size of the wine-producing company is definitive for the maximum applicable number of fees. The regulation does not apply to wine-producing companies which increase their production through the additional purchase of grapes, must, or cask wine. They will be charged according to the number of submitted wines. DWM reserves the right to check the indicated size of the companies, and in the event of any discrepancies to use the actual size as the basis for calculating fees.

Should more wines be submitted than are covered by the hectare-dependent fee, these will be calculated with the same key (3 wines – 1 fee). If fewer wines are submitted than are covered by the hectare-dependent fee, then the fee will be calculated based on the actual number of submitted wines.

2 Trophies, 1 Fee

Thanks to co-working with the city of Daejeon in Korea, all wines submitted to the Berliner or Portugal Wine Trophy can be registered also for the Asia Wine Trophy at no additional costs. Not only the registration is fee waived, the shipping costs from Berlin to Korea, customs fees and all other costs incurred are paid by the DWM in cooperation with the city of Daejeon.

When enrolling for the Berliner or Portugal Wine Trophy, simply click on the “offer” button for participation in Asia Wine Trophy and without much effort your wine / sparkling wine is automatically registered for both competitions.

An additional 6 bottles of the registered products will be required for tasting in Asia which you can send to DWM in Berlin either together with the other samples or at a later date (complying with delivery deadlines).

Products enrolled for the Asia Wine Trophy that receive an award, will of course count towards the results of the Golden League.

Medals: Stickers & Printing Rights

Knowing the factors that influence customers when they have to decide which product to buy, is a very important issue. Many marketing experts strive to find answers to this question, but several elements affect this process so it is difficult to establish fixed rules.

The key to success lies in these factors, and luckily we know and offer one of them: our medals. Customers can recognize the higher quality of your products (rated by experts from all around the world) and they will choose yours over other products which have no medal.

As submitter of a Wine Trophy, you have the possibility to order medal stickers and reproduction rights for your awarded products. Here you can find our guidelines for the correct use of the Medals of DWM – Deutsche Wein Marketing.

Medal Stickers

You can order our adhesive medals to place directly on your bottles. We recommend you to order from your user account.

Otherwise, you can download the Medal Order Form ↓

Printing Rights

As an alternative to medal stickers, you can acquire the printing rights. This way you can integrate our medal in the label design.

Here you can download the Printing Rights Form ↓