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The World of Malvasia

International competition of wines made from the Malvasia grape variety

The World of Malvasia is an international Malvasia competition that has been held since 2009 and is organized by Vinistra - the association of winegrowers and winemakers of Istria, under the auspices of the Istria County. This eno-event is a result of global trends in the production and consumption of wines produced from indigenous wine grape varieties that have a strong connection with the area where they thrive, and are produced in limited quantities.

Statistics by year

By number of samples

By number of countries

Goal of the World of Malvasia competition

The goal of the World of Malvasia competition is to:

  • gather as many Malvasia grape varieties as possible
  • promote the special characteristics and qualities of different Malvasia grape varieties
  • show the latest trends in the production of Malvasia
  • reward the best wines

The commissions judging the samples submitted to the competition consist of top national and international experts who judge the wines according to the strict competition regulations harmonized with the provisions of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV). The wish of the organizers of this competition is that in the future Istria becomes a central place for producers, consumers and experts interested in this grape variety, which gained its fame among wine connoisseurs a long time ago.

Best in show Award

Special award for wines of the Malvasia variety

- The wine with the highest absolute score wins

- Chosen among Malvasias from all over the world

- It is awarded every year

Official stamp Silver

85 - 89

Official stamp Gold

90 - 94

Official stamp Platinum

> 95

Competition chairperson

Caroline Gilby

Master of wine (1992)
One of only 419 people in the world with this title

Wine author
She writes for Decanter, Harpers and The Drinks Business, Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book, The Wine Opus

Awarded author, speaker and consultant
With a passion for the wines of the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe

Participate next year

We invite you to try your hand among the best Malvasias in the world in a professionally organized and uncertain competition with tough international rivals. The award you win is a confirmation that you certainly are among the best Malvasia producers in the world.