Wines of Portugal Challenge 2022
2 May 22

The 9th edition of the Wines of Portugal Challenge received more than 1450 entries, the highest number since the initiative was launched.  The winners will be revealed at the Awards Dinner and Ceremony to be held on May 6, at the Convento de São Francisco in Santarém.

The 1st phase of the Challenge will take place on May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at CNEMA in Santarém, where there will be technical tasting sessions from 9am to 1pm. During this period, the producers will be under the scrutiny of the Regular Jury, made up of 109 specialists, 86 national jurors and 23 international jurors from the sector, including oenologists, sommeliers, journalists, wine educators, and others. During these three days there will also be Masterclasses, wine dinners an visit to wine producers.

On the 5th and 6th of May, the Grand Jury will meet for the 2nd phase of the Wines of Portugal Challenge 2022, an will choose the Great Gold Medals and the "Best of the Year" wines. The winners will be announced on the 6th of May at the Convento de São Francisco, in Santarém, at the Dinner and Awards Ceremony. To register, simply contact the organization through the official website

This ViniPortugal / Wines of Portugal initiative will distinguish, for the 9th consecutive year, the best national wines for their diversity and quality, guiding and motivating producers to launch differentiating wines of excellence and that also contribute to positioning Portugal as a reference producer in export markets. In this context, and as in previous editions of the Challenge, Viniportugal will also guarantee the presence of the winners of Great Gold and Gold” medals at international Wines of Portugal events this year.

Alongside the distinction of the best wines on the national market, the Wines of Portugal Challenge is a meeting point between national and international wine specialists who, for a week, share experiences and create synergies between them.

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Portuguese wine producers will participate in the 26th edition of ProWein 2022 in Germany on May 15-17 in Düsseldorf, an event postponed successively for two years due to the pandemic. This is a presence promoted by ViniPortugal through its brand for international markets, Wines of Portugal.

Portugal will have the 5th largest stand at the event, after Germany, France, Italy and Spain, some of the main wine producing countries. The Wines of Portugal space, located in Hall 13, will have 170 exhibitors, from all regions, including specific areas from the Lisbon, Dão, Setúbal and Madeira regions.

In addition to the exhibition stand, ViniPortugal will have a tasting area, will organize guided tours and will have renowned specialists in 21 seminars, including the Germans: Caro Maurer MW, David Schwarzwälder and Sebastian Bordthäuser, but also personalities represented by WSET Educator Andrzej Strzelczyk, Rubina Vieira from Madeira Wine Institute, Sofia Salvador, Wine Educator from Wines of Portugal and also Carine Patrício, Best Sommelier Portugal 2020.

About this presence, Frederico Falcão, President of ViniPortugal says "Portugal continues to be one of the most promising wine exporting countries, occupying the 9th place worldwide. This is the first edition of ProWein after the pandemic, since it was suspended for two years, so the expectations for this year are very high. We will continue to stand out, whether it is for our more than 250 native grape varieties, or for the different flavors and styles that we present. We are a world of diversity. We have no doubt that Portuguese wines are in vogue and are very attractive to merchants from all over the world, so we will capitalize to the maximum on our presence in this and upcoming events."

ProWein is the world's largest wine and spirits fair and is therefore a reference event. This edition has about 6,000 exhibitors from 60 countries, distributed in 13 halls of the Düsseldorf Exhibition Center, segmented by country and region.

Through the Wines of Portugal brand, ViniPortugal has been communicating in over 20 markets worldwide, always with the aim of strengthening the presence of Portuguese wines and, in parallel, positioning the country as a producer of quality wine.

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