The Ecovino 2020 Awards 11th edition has started. It will keep the registration deadline for certified organic wineries open until March 26. Last year this event received 279 applications from 30 wine regions.
This initiative aims to promote organic wines and farming practices that respect the environment. It is the largest wine competition based in La Rioja and a benchmark for certified organic wines: in the last edition, 279 applications from 30 different wine regions were received.
The wineries interested in participating must register through the form provided at www.premiosecovino.com and send their samples to the Scientific-Technological Complex of the University of La Rioja before March 26, 2020.
The organic production vineyard area in Spain increased by more than 6% in 2018, 113,419 hectares. These are data from the Spanish Wine Market Observatory (OeMv) obtained from the latest report published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on ecological surface in Spain.
All organic wines from any region of the world that are present in the usual sales and consumption channels can compete for this award. The wines will be evaluated in April in a blind tasting by a jury chaired by the UR Sensorial Analysis Professor Antonio Palacios and composed of renowned tasters.
The jury’s decision will be announced on April 27, through the official website of the contest and the media. The awards ceremony will take place on June 5.