Vina Belje Wines Win Gold at Slovenian Wine Evalution

Lauren Simmonds

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September the 2nd, 2023 – Vina Belje Graševina wine has performed excellently in the eyes of the neighbouring Slovenians, winning gold and an impressive title.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, rich wine-growing regions and well-known names from the world of wine have helped in the affirmation of neighbouring Slovenia on the international wine market, which is especially contributed to by the Vino Slovenija wine evaluation. Vino Slovenija has been among the largest wine evaluations in the Adria region for many years now, and a lot of weight is attached to its assessments.

Vina Belje shows off what Croatia has to offer

This year, wine experts from this evaluation tried 634 samples of wine from the Republic of Croatia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Italy and, of course, Slovenia. The Croatian wine scene was represented by several selected winemakers, among whom Vina Belje was the most successful of all, winning seven medals, five of which were gold, as well as the title of champion for semi-dry white still wine of both aromatic and non-aromatic varieties.

Goldberg Graševina won the championship title, and Graševina Premium won the big gold, with both of these wines having come from the 2021 vintage. This is a special success and further confirmation of the quality of Vina Belje’s Premium Graševina, which has won this eighth gold in the last year alone.

“Vina Belje’s wines are continuously present at the Vino Slovenija evaluation, considering that it is one of the most important evaluations in all of Central Europe. This year we achieved notable success with our Goldberg and Premium Graševina, and two years ago we were the champion of this same fair with our Goldberg Frankovka. We showed off the exceptional quality of our ultra premium segment with our Goldberg Graševina and Goldberg white wines, as well as the potential of a new wine story that we’re creating with our Premium Rosé. This is the second internationally significant gold medal for Vina Belje’s Premium Rosé after the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles – Rosé Wine Session. I’d especially like to point out the gold medals we won for our Cabernet Sauvignon and our blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, because we once again confirmed the importance of the Baranja region in the production of Croatian red wine. We sent a cross-section of our assortment to Slovenia for this evaluation and received confirmation of the quality of all our lines and varieties,” said Marijan Knežević, the chief oenologist at Vina Belje.

Rosé Premium is otherwise novelty in the offer of the premium line of Vina Belje, which is known for its exceptional wines with major international awards.

Praise for Vina Belje and the Danube region

At the judging in Slovenia, Graševina Premium once again showed its full potential and thus confirmed the words of Steven Spurrier, a respected wine connoisseur and organiser of the famous Judgment of Paris, who pointed out a decade ago during his visit to Croatia: “The Danube region and Vina Belje are the benchmark for Grasevina in the world.”

“This year is the year of fantastic awards for our wines. Before the evaluation in Slovenia at the four most important world evaluations in 2023 – Decanter, IWC, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and Mundus Vini, we won ten gold medals, seven silver and four bronze medals. All the medals won are the best recognition for long-term dedication we have to our consumers, as well as the continuity of our high quality wines,” concluded Marijan Knežević.


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