About

Mission:   

Saperavi – a grape variety native to Georgia – is becoming increasingly popular with winemakers around the world. 
Saperavi World Prize is conceived to become not only a wine contest of Saperavi wines produced in all continents, but a meeting point of international winemakers and Georgian tradition-keepers, backed by eight millennia-old winemaking history of Georgia – the cradle of wine.

The Contest:
  • Saperavi World Prize (SapPrize) is open to winemakers outside Georgia who produce wines from Saperavi variety. 
  • Entry in SapPrize is free. Participants are responsible only for submission of samples. 
  • Wines are judged by international jury involving prominent experts in Saperavi winemaking.
  • SapPrize will be an annual event. Permanent location of SapPrize is Georgia.

Organizer:

Hvino News | Wine News from Republic of Georgia
Hvino News is the world’s primary news and information resource on Georgian wine, published daily since 2012, in English and Russian languages. Our traffic has exceeded one million views, reaching readers in over 160 countries.


Why Participate?
  • Knowledge: SapPrize provides unique communication channel for exchange of knowledge and experience critical to planting and production of Saperavi.
  • New Markets and Promotion: SapPrize helps to raise international awareness of your brand, thanks to wide media coverage (see here). The main organizer, Hvino News, promotes SapPrize to global professional audience in over 160 countries. The vast list of SapPrize’s media partners secures excellent international visibility.
  • Marketing: The award-winners can use attractive bottle stickers to boost sales of winning wines
  • Prestige: SapPrize is a prestigious high-level event, supported by government of Georgia.