The main goal of the Danube Wine Challenge is to focus attention primarily on wines from the countries through which the Danube River and its tributaries flow and which share common historical, cultural, winemaking and gastronomic traditions.

The competition is open to wines from all over the world, with the aim of pointing out the quality of Slovak wine, which is firmly anchored in the Central European area, but mainly to highlight its importance in the international context of wines. The competition will thus provide an extraordinary and unique opportunity to compare wines from different regions of the world, which differ from each other due to different soil and climatic conditions, as well as the diversity of the style of growing vines and making wine.

The competition is a member of VINOFED - the World Federation of Major International Wine and Spirits Competitions.

The competition under the high auspices of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine.

The competition under the patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Slovak Republic.

The competition under the patronage of the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic.

The Danube Wine Challenge is a nomination competition of The National Slovak Collection of Wines.

The Danube Wine Challenge is supported by the Wine Fund of the Czech Republic.

The organiser of the Danube Wine Challenge is the civic association Podunajská vínna cesta, which is an interest association of natural and legal persons whose membership shows their interest in the development of the Danube region and is active mainly in the field of viticulture and winemaking.

Partners of the Danube Wine Challenge IWC:


General partner

Main partner

Destination partner


Media partners