One month before the closing date, Wines of Portugal Challenge has already 500 submissions from 134 winemakers. ViniPortugal hopes that this year the challenge will have the same interest and participation than last year, when 919 table wines and 88 fortified wines where submitted.
Until Abril, 30th winemakers may submit their wines to competition on www.concursovinhosdeportugal.pt website. After April 24 a penalty of 15 euros will be charged. Wines of Portugal Challenge is organized in two big groups: the first, exclusively to fortified wines; the second to table and sparkling wines. According to the final score obtained by wine tasting, the wine will achieve gold, silver or bronze medals. Wines chosen to gold medal (according to the score) will be reviewed again by the Grand Jury. After that, the best wines will receive the great gold medal. The wines with great gold medal will have the opportunity to attend ViniPortugal events: workshops for professionals, wine tastings for consumers, city tastings and wine fairs in the main markets to Portuguese wine exports: USA, Brazil, Canada, China, Angola, UK, Germany, Nordics Countries, Japan and Singapore.