Proper preparation and submission within the indicated period of time is a prerequisite for participation. Only bottled wines that are legally sold in retail stores are eligible for participation in the competition. The privately owned wineries and cooperatives that wish to take part in the competition must present all the wines they want from their range together with the participation forms properly filled in. The samples must be delivered to the Secretariat of the competition at the responsibility and diligence of the participant and within the period that is provided.
Each judge notes the codes of the samples in the serving order, together with the corresponding evaluation forms of each wine. The judge will evaluate the samples on his/her own, without being influenced by other judges, tasting them as many times as he/she wishes. Scores are based on a scale of 0 -100 and must be a whole number (e.g. 90, 91, 92 etc., without decimals). Each wine is evaluated by two tables of tasters. When the evaluation of all samples of the series by all judges of each committee is complete, the chairperson of the judging committee will collect the score cards, and after checking that they have been filled in correctly, he/she will validate them by signing them, attach them and deliver them to the secretariat of the competition. The secretariat of the competition will enter the scores of the 10 judges in the special program, and after removing the highest and lowest score, the average score of each sample will be calculated.
After all samples are evaluated, the 5 first wines per category which collected platinum medal scores will be evaluated (or more if they tied), (white wines, rosé wines, red wines, sweet wines, wines of traditional designation, sparkling semi-sparkling wines). In the event where a category has no wines that received platinum medal scores, the corresponding wines with gold medal scores will be evaluated. The wines are evaluated by all the judges. The wine to get the highest score will be awarded as best wine of the category.
The best wines per category are re-evaluated by all the judges, and the wine that will collect most preferences by the judges will receive the distinction of best wine of the competition. The best spirit of the competition will be the one to collect the highest score. Any further evaluation of spirits takes place only if there is a tie in the highest score.
Categories of competing products
- White, Still wine (Dry – Semi dry – Semi sweet – Orange Wine) with carbon dioxide excess pressure less than 0.5 Bar (20°C)
- Rosé, Still Wine (Dry – Semi-dry – Semi-sweet)
- Red, Still Wine (Dry – Semi-dry – Semi-sweet
- Wines without sulphites
- Sweet Wine (Still)
- Sparkling wine (Sparkling – Semi-sparkling
- Experimental wines
- Wines of tradition
- Distillates of Wine
The medals awarded to the wines/spirits based on their score are the following:
- PLATINUM Wine Olymp Award: 97 – 100
- GOLD Wine Olymp Award: 90 – 96
- SILVER Wine Olymp Award: 87 – 89
- BRONZE Wine Olymp Award: 84 – 86
The organising committee reserves the right to reduce the number of awarded products, increasing the base of their corresponding categories.
Β. Best sample per category
C. Best wine and best spirit of the Competition
The best wines of each category provided they receive platinum medal scores, or if there are none, at least gold medal scores, are re-evaluated by all judges, and are awarded:
- Best wine of the Competition
The spirit with the best score receives the distinction:
- Best spirit of the competition
- The best wine of the Competition
D. Special distinctions
In addition to the above categories, special awards will be given also to:
- Best White wine with large production volumes.
- Best Rosé wine with large production volumes.
- Best Red wine with large production volumes.
In each of the above categories, the wine with the highest ranking or otherwise the highest score, with a production higher than 50,000 bottles for the participating vintage, will be awarded.
E. Award for best winery
F. Award to best oenologist
Why to participate?
The Award is a reliable sign of superior quality, which can be used both in the domestic and in export markets. Oenologists, sommeliers, wine journalists, wine masters are opinion leaders. Their approval enhances your negotiating power in transactions with distributors, suppliers and retailers. Being able to advertise a certified superior flavour has a proven positive effect on sales. By winning the award for your products, you are maximising your marketing actions across the globe.
Cost of participation
The cost of participation is €280 + VAT= €347,2 including max 4 products (or 4 labels) for example: white wine, red wine, rose wine and sparkling wine. If you are participating with more than 4 samples, the cost is €60 + VAT for each additional participation.
How to participate
You can send your application online by clicking here