Terms of Participation

International Mueller Thurgau Competition 2022

Art. 1
The competition is open exclusively to still wines made from the grape variety Mueller Thurgau.

Art. 2
Mueller Thurgau , Rivaner- and Riesling x Silvaner wines of the 2021 vintage from all over the world are eligible to compete.

Art. 3
The wines in the competition are not allowed to be sold in the Discount. Only bottles with a maximum volume of 75 cl are allowed to compete.

Art. 4
Wines can be submitted by wine estates, cooperatives, commercial wineries, importers and distributors.

Art. 5
There are five categories in this competition (see below) and every Mueller Thurgau submitted must be registered in one of these categories:Category I: dry, with up to 9 g/l residual sugar and up to 94.6 g/l existing alcohol
Category II: dry, with up to 9 g/l residual sugar and from 94.7 g/l existing alcohol
Category III: semi dry from 9 g/l up to less than 18 g/l residual sugar
Category IV: sweet from 18 g/l up to less than 90 g/l residual sugar
Category V: lusciously sweet specialities from 90 g/l residual sugar (Botrytis wines & Eiswein).
Beside the vintage 2021 the vintages 2020 and 2019 are allowed to compete in this category!

Art. 6
Every participant (see Art. 4) can submit a total of four wines.

Art. 7
a) At the time of registration, at least 600 bottles of wine must be available.
b) At the time of awards at least 100 bottles of every prize-winning wine must still be available. The participants of the competition allocate 12 bottles of the prize-winning wine for the award ceremony.

Art. 8
The entry fee is 48.- EUR incl. 19% VAT for each wine.
Participation is only possible after the fee has arrived on our bank account:
IBAN: DE02 6906 1800 0006 0450 06
Volksbank Ueberlingen

Art. 9
Every wine submitted must be accompanied by a fully-completed wine profile form and must be sent costs an insurance free. Wines submitted without a wine profile form and/or without payment will be disqualified.

Art. 10
Wines that are registered in a wrong category will automatically be placed into the correct category based on residual sugar and alcohol content.

Art. 11
Timing: registrations will be accepted from the 1st of April till the 14th of May 2022.

Art. 12
Three bottles of every wine submitted with the according wine profile must be sent to:
BodenseeWein e. V.
International Mueller Thurgau Competition 2022
c/o Winzerverein Hagnau
Strandbadstr. 7
D – 88709 Hagnau

Art. 13
Wine samples must be submitted no later than the 22nd of May 2022. Late entries can not be considered.

Art. 14
The tasting will be conducted from BodenseeWein e. V. through independent panels.

Art. 15
All wines submitted will be tasted blind and evaluated according to the officially recognized scoring system of the DLG.

Art. 16
The decision of the jury is final.

Art. 17
The first, second and third place winners in each category as well as the top 30% will receive an award.

Art. 18
Awards will be presented at a ceremony in the New Castle of Meersburg for the winners on the 5th of July 2022.

Competition Timetable
Registration of samples: 1st of April through 14th of May 2022
Submission of samples:  1st of April through 22nd of May 2022
Tasting and evaluation:   30th of May 2022
Awards presentation:      5th of July 2022