30 Years of ProWein: Decanter’s showcase at the world’s largest trade fair

Celebrating its 30th year, ProWein welcomed 47,000 registered trade visitors from 135 countries to Düsseldorf, Germany this 10-12 March.

The world’s largest trade fair for wines and spirits, 5,400 exhibitors from 65 countries took part, including Decanter with a range of activities to connect with an international trade audience.

Visitors had the opportunity to learn more about Decanter Premium and subscribe with a special trade discount at the fair.

After a seven-year hiatus, Decanter World Wine Awards was once again able to accept wine sample drop-offs at the trade fair, creating an easy platform for producers to deliver their samples for judging at the 2024 competition this May. This popular delivery method saw almost 900 entries hand delivered to the stand.

Almost 3,600 sample bottles were delivered to Decanter’s stand for DWWA 2024 judging this May.

Decanter also showcased 20 top-awarded wines from DWWA 2023, including Gold, Platinum and Best in Show medal winners from 13 countries.

An impressive 13 wines presented received 97 points at the 2023 competition, including sparkling, white, red and sweet wines. Trade and exhibiting producers gathered across the fair’s three days to evaluate the quality judges look for when awarding these top scores.

DWWA 2023 medal winners showcased at the biggest wine trade fair. Visitors could try top-awarded wines and scan QR codes leading to the producer’s website for more information.

The new March 2024 issue, plus February issue and DWWA supplement, were available for trade to take away, and a special Decanter Premium offer was shared to highlight the best of this digital subscription.

Decanter’s magazine wall at ProWein 2024.

Commenting on this year’s trade fair, ProWein Director Peter Schmitz commented, ‘No other trade fair offers as wide a range as ProWein. All international wine-growing regions are represented in Düsseldorf.

‘We are delighted to not only register top quality on the exhibitors’ part but also see top-notch people travel to Düsseldorf from all over the world, including an increased number of executives with decision-making powers.’

ProWein welcomed 47,000 trade visitors from 135 countries and 5,400 exhibitors from 65 countries for its 30th anniversary.

Discover below the DWWA 2023 awarded wines sampled in Düsseldorf at the world’s largest wine trade fair.

Catch us at ProWein next year from 16 to 18 March 2025

Best in Show 

  • Collery, Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru, Champagne, France NV
    Best in Show, 97 points
  • Estate Argyros, Vinsanto First Release, Santorini, Aegean Islands, Greece 2015
    Best in Show, 97 points
  • Gusbourne, Blanc de Blancs, Kent/Sussex, United Kingdom 2018
    Best in Show, 97 points
  • Ramón Bilbao, Lalomba Finca Ladero, Rioja, Spain 2018
    Best in Show, 97 points
  • Weingut Korrell, Kreuznach Paradies Riesling, Nahe, Germany 2021
    Best in Show, 97 points
  • Wirra Wirra, Chook Block, McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia 2019
    Best in Show, 97 points


  • Bodega Norton, Privada Family Blend, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina 2021
    Platinum, 97 points
  • Bodegas De La Marquesa, Valserrano, Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2016
    Platinum, 97 points
  • Casa Ermelinda Freitas, Superior, Moscatel Roxo de Setúbal, Setúbal, Portugal 2010
    Platinum, 97 points
  • Mikra Thira, Terrasea, Santorini, Aegean Islands, Greece 2020
    Platinum, 97 points
  • Neil Ellis Wines, Whitehall Chardonnay, Elgin, South Africa 2021
    Platinum, 97 points
  • Nigl, Ried Pellingen Privat 1 ÖTW Grüner Veltliner, Kremstal, Niederösterreich, Austria 2021
    Platinum, 97 points
  • Quintodecimo, Vigna Grande Cerzito, Taurasi Riserva, Campania, Italy 2016
    Platinum, 97 points


  • Benvenuti, Livio Teran, Hrvatska Istra, Coastal, Croatia 2019
    Gold, 96 points
  • Gali?, Sauvignon Blanc, Slavonija, Continental, Croatia 2022
    Gold, 95 points
  • Kozlovic Winery, Teran Selekcija, Hrvatska Istra, Coastal, Croatia 2021
    Gold, 95 points
  • Masciarelli, Marina Cvetic, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC Riserva, San…

Source : https://www.decanter.com/decanter-world-wine-awards/30-years-of-prowein-decanters-showcase-at-the-worlds-largest-trade-fair-525149/