This year, the third PIWI International Wine Challenge will take place on 6 June.

The competition is organised by the Národní vinařské centrum, ops (National Wine Centre), Sobotní 1029, 691 42 Valtice, Czech Republic, in cooperation with PIWI International (Wädenswill, Switzerland) and is judged according to the 100-point scheme (according to OIV).

The PIWI International Wine Challenge is an international wine competition in which only PIWI wines are admitted The aim of this competition is to showcase the high quality of PIWI wines and to honour the best PIWI wines.


The categories include:

  • Category 1A: dry and up to 12% alc (white)
  • Category 1B: dry and up to 12% alc (red)
  • Category 2A: dry and over 12% alc (white)
  • Category 2B: dry and over 12% alc (red)
  • Category 3A: Wine with over 9g residual sugar (white)
  • Category 3B: Wine with over 9g residual sugar (red)
  • Category 4: Rosé wine
  • Category 5: Naturally sweet wine (red/white and rosé over 45g residual sugar)
  • Category 6: Sparkling wine and semi-sparkling wine
  • Category 7: Natural and orange wine

The number of categories can be changed if necessary. Category winners can also be proclaimed.


Deadline for wine registration: Friday, May 24th, 2024

Wine samples

For organizational reasons, all wine samples must be sent in calendar week 21 (20-24 May)!

One sample corresponds to : 3 fully filled bottles (0.75 l or 0.5 l)

Delivery address:
National Wine Centre
Centre Excellence, Sobotni 1029,
691 42 Valtice, Czech Republic


Ing. Petr Gondás
Manazer Wine Salon | Czech Wine Salon Manager
National Wine Centre, OPS | National wine centre
Sobotni 1029, CZ-691 42 VALTICE, Czech Republic

Tel.: +420 519 352 072, mobile: +420 602 470 261

Registration fee

The registration fee is to be paid directly to PIWI International. PIWI International is exempt from VAT and does not charge any additional VAT on the fee.

Registration fee for members: 75€
For NON-members: 95€

Each applicant must pay the registration fee by bank transfer before the tasting, according to the invoice sent by email by the organiser. If the fee is not paid on time, the wine will be excluded from the competition.

You can find the exact rules and regulations on the registration platform for download!