Neckenmarkt wins International Cooperative Cup the second
the second time the Winzerkeller succeeds by wining the International
70 cooperatives from Germany, Austria, South Tyrol and Switzerland,
took place. Favourites from Switzerland and South Tyrol departed
early. Togehter with the united wine growers from Blaufränkischland,
Horitschon, the Winzerkeller achieved the finale and finally
In the public finale on 24 May 2014 in the restaurant "Lamm"
in Remshalden-Hebsack (Stuttgart), 10 finalists, had to offer
5 of their wines of the recent range. A jury of eight, under
the direction of "Vinum" journalist Rudolf Knoll,
evaluated the wines by tasting blind.
the end the Winzerkeller won the competition again. "With
our Blaufränkisch wines Himmelsthron, Terra
Cognita, with two vintages of Potio Magica and
the cuvée Via Romana, we convinced the jury
again and achieved the highest score", operating manager
and cellarer Gerald Wieder told very pleased.
the picture: General manager Margit Wieder and operating manager
Winzerkeller wins Cooperative Cup in Germany
A mega event was taking place on Wednesday, 15 May 1013 in
the restaurant "Lamm Hebsack" in Remshalden-Hebsack,
in the proximity of Stuttgart: The wine magazine VINUM invited
to the grand final of the first international cooperative
cup. Right there the Winzerkeller was victorious, in common
with the cooperative from Tramin, South Tyrol.
the picture: cellarer Gerald Wieder and
chairman Franz Heincz
"We are delighted and proud of being victorious after
our first participation in this competition", chairman
Ökonomierat Franz Heincz recounted.
The grand final was outstanding as it was a public event.
A team of experts, constituted of oenologists, wine merchants
and journalists identified the best wines, closely watched
by the attentively audience. Usually these kind of events
are not common; in that case the viewers, consisting mainly
of "away fans" of the wine companies, were invited
to participate in the dégustation, which resulted in
a joyful mood within the audience.
"The wine competitors from Germany brought specialities
like Riesling, Lemberger, Spätburgunder
and Chardonnay with them, but finally we succeeded
with our Neckenmarkter Blaufränkisch", winemaker
and cellarer Gerald Wieder told.
All in all 63 wine companies from Germany, Austria and South
Tyrol entered the contest. 10 companies were qualified for
the final competition. Each of them presented 5 wines to the
expert panel. In this qualification 5 wine companies from
Württemberg and one cooperative from Baden, from Ahr,
and from Franken took place. Finally the Winzerkeller and
the cooperative from Tramin (South Tyrol) succeeded!
The complete awards conferred
to the Winzerkeller in the past, are far too much to mention.
Following the awards of the last years are listed below.
Österreichischer Wein 2013
Mittelburgenland DAC Blaufränkisch
Österreichischer Wein 2012
Salon Österreichischer Wein 2011
Via Romana 2009
"Via Romana" 1997
and Landessieger 1997
"Via Romana" 1995
"Via Romana" 1994
EUROPY 2005/2006, (Polish Wine Guide)
Magica 2002 (3 Herz)
Potio Magica 2003
89/100 Via Romana 2003
90/100 Blaufränkisch Himmelsthron 2003
88/100 Terra Cognita 2003 Blaufränkisch
88/100 Blaufränkisch 2003 Hochberg
87/100 Terra Cognita 2003 Zweigelt
"The high standard of wines, on which the
cooperative has been working the last years, is notable."
2004 Zweigelt Classic (1 Stern)
2004 Blaufränkisch Classic
2004 Blaufränkisch Hochberg
2003 Via Romana
2003 Potio Magica (2 Sterne)
Potio Magica (4 Sterne)
"This elegant and aromating, most delicate and animating
potion would rout every Roman, drinking Barolo!"
Millau Weinguide 2010
2 Trauben (16/20 Punkte), red wines
Weinsalon, März 2003
2 Grand Prix for red wines, vintage 2000:
Cuvée Via Romana
Terra Cognita Zweigelt
Grand Prix d'Honneur and nomination "Red Wine of the
Weinsalon, Februar 2002
4 Grand Prix for red wines, vintage 2000:
Vinis Unitis Fass 1
Vinis Unitis Fass 2
Vinis Unitis Fass 3
Terra Cognita Zweigelt