05 September 2022 / Press release - National Council of Wine Communities
Ottó Légli, President of the National Council of Wine Communities emphasized in his speech that Hungarian wine producers have accumulated such a quantity of talent and innovation that "today, we no longer have to compete with each other, but with ourselves". He recalled that the Wine Competition was held after a forced break lasting two years. OBV now is more than a competition, it has also become a forum, thanks to the evaluation mainly done by the winemakers themselves, he noted.
The Presidency of the National Council of Wine Communities has set itself the goal of renewing the Wine Competition, foreseen as a prominent element in the Council’s long-term strategy and the most important professional event of the Hungarian wine-growing community.
Opening speech of Ottó Légli, President of the National Council of Wine Communities
TOP Awards of the National Wine Competition
Best white wine: Paulus Winery – Paulus Gold Olaszrizling, 2021 – Mór / Upper-Pannon Wine Region
Best rosé: Günzer Tamás Winery – Rosé, 2021 – Villány / Pannon Wine Region
Best red wine: Lelovits Tamás Winery – ‘Meglepetés’ Villány Kékfrankos Premium Selection, 2019 – Villány / Upper-Hungary Wine Region
Best sparkling wine: Firmánszky Cellar – Tokaji Furmint Pezsgő Extra Brut, 2020 – Tokaj Wine Region
Best natural sweet wine: Simkó Family Winery – Tokaji Eszencia – Tokaj Wine Region
Best semi-sparkling wine: Gál Vineyards and Winery – Gál Anna Rosa, 2021 – Kunság / Danube Wine Region
Best organic wine: Dobosi Winery – Organic Sauvignon Blanc, 2021 – Balatonfüred-Csopak / Balaton Wine Region
Best aromatic white wine from a domestic variety: Petőcz Winery – Cserszegi Fűszeres, 2021 – Neszmély / Upper-Pannon Wine Region
Best aged dry white wine made of Carpathian varieties: Pajzos Winery – Tokaj Furmint Selection, 2019 – Tokaj Wine Region
Best blend based on Kékfrankos variety: Thummerer Winery – Egri Bikavér Grand Superior ‘Nagy-Eged’ vineyard – Eger / Upper-Hungary Wine Region
Special Award of the Hungarian Wine Academy: Simkó Family Winery – Tokaji Eszencia 2016 – Tokaj Wine Region
Most successful winery of OBV: Pajzos Tokaj - Tokaj Wine Region
To see more results, download the Results Catalogue.
Laurent Comas, Managing Director of Pajzos Tokaj, winner of 3 grand gold medals and 2 gold medals