Wine Without Walls

Wine Without Walls is the section of 5StarWines – the Book dedicated to wine certified organic, biodynamic or produced by companies adhering to protocols / certifications of sustainability. The goal of Wine Without Walls is to spread awareness of sustainable viticulture; 5StarWines – the Book guide selects wines that stand out in preserving the naturalness of the soil, the vines and their products. Wine Without Walls is also an opportunity to recognize and enhance – at an international level – the commitment of producers in biodynamic, organic and sustainable agriculture, as they are active in defining new sustainable horizons both in the vineyard and in the cellar.

EVALUATION

A panel of judges dedicated to Wine Without Walls evaluates wines certified as biodynamic and organic or produced by wineries adhering to sustainability protocols/certifications, similar to what happens with 5StarWines. The panel of judges assigns scores on the basis of a visual, olfactory and taste examination: the average of these scores, subject to the final evaluation of the Panel Chairman, produces the final score, expressed in hundredths, and they produce the tasting note.


SELECTION

Wines that obtain a score of 90/100 or higher are included in the special Wine Without Walls section of the 5StarWines – the Book guide with the respective vote and rating note. In addition to being an important recognition and informative contribution, the Guide is also an effective promotional and commercial tool, distributed to an international audience of trade and industry professionals.

TROPHIES

  • BEST WINERY WINE WITHOUT WALLS
    Awarded to the producer who has achieved the best result obtained from the sum of the scores of the first three wines selected for inclusion in the Guide, belonging to at least two different categories.
  • BEST BIODYNAMIC WINE
    Awarded to the biodynamic wine with the best score in this section.
  • BEST ORGANIC WINE
    Awarded to the organic wine with the best score in this section.
  • BEST SUSTAINABLE WINE
    Awarded to the sustainable winery whose wine scored best in this section.

THE RULES OF PARTICIPATION

Participation in Wine Without Walls is reserved for wineries whose wines have obtained organic certification (European Regulation 203/2012, published in the Official Journal of the EU on March 9, 2012) or biodynamic certification or, alternatively, are obtained from land under conversion. Also included in this section are wines produced by wineries that have adhered to protocols or have obtained sustainability certifications recognized nationally (e.g. VIVA, Equalitas) or internationally.
Participation in the specific section Wine Without Walls excludes the possibility of registering the same wines in 5StarWines section and vice versa. If the winery registers the above-mentioned wines in the 5StarWines section, the Organizer will move them to the correct section.

THE EVENT

The blind tasting of wines entered in Wine Without Walls takes place in parallel with that of 5StarWines.

THE JURY

The evaluation and selection of wines entered in Wine Without Walls is carried out by a dedicated jury made up of professionals specialized in wine products from biodynamic and organic farming.

Wines nominated for the Wine Without Walls section can belong to the still, semi-sparkling, sparkling, sweet and fortified categories.

THE DIPLOMA

All the wineries whose wines have obtained an evaluation of at least 90/100 will receive an official diploma with their score, in paper and digital format.

THE CERTIFICATE

Each winery whose wines have obtained an evaluation between 85 and 89/100 will receive a certificate of participation in the selection, in digital format.