world champion
southern styria

Sauvignon Blanc

That is what connects us. This is the result of careful craftsmanship in harmony with nature, know-how and a sure instinct. This is the culmination of our tireless efforts. That is the reason why we are “Welt Meister Winzer” (world champion winemakers).

Since 2016, each of us has brought one (and since 2024 more than one) of the coveted trophies of the internationally renowned “Sauvignon Selection by CMB ” competition (formerly Concours Mondial du Sauvignon) to Southern Styria. We have thus proven that Sauvignon Blanc, in a comparatively small wine-growing region, is clearly one of the winemaker’s specialties and one of the world’s best. Our common goal is to make this “cultural asset” better known and to strengthen Southern Styria as one of the best Sauvignon Blanc destinations in the world.

For 15 years, winning one of the coveted trophies of the “Sauvignon Selection by CMB” (formerly Concours Mondial du Sauvignon) has been tantamount to being crowned world champion. Year after year, the international wine competition attracts winemakers from around 20 countries worldwide – including destinations such as France, New Zealand and South Africa. More than 1,000 Sauvignon Blancs are evaluated by an international jury of experts according to strict criteria. Since 2016, the South Styrian winegrowers have been able to claim one of the prestigious trophies for their Sauvignon Blancs almost every year.

concours mondial du sauvignon

Authentic characters,
wines full of personality

At first glance, we “Welt Meister Winzer” are a colorful bunch of different characters with different approaches to winemaking. At second glance, however, we are all winemakers with a great passion for Sauvignon Blancs, which have just as much character as we do.

Original winning vintages of the world champion Sauvignon Blancs
(Concours Mondial du Sauvignon) from Southern Styria

Sommelier Willi Balanjuk presents all the winning wines of the “World Champion Winemakers” from the various winning vintages and other selected Sauvignon Blancs.


The masterclass event is unfortunately already fully booked.

vievinum 24 masterclass

world champion edition southern styria

Even if world champion wines are quickly drunk up, the special vineyards of the world champion wineries remain. In the limited “Weltmeister Edition Südsteiermark” you will find seven unique Sauvignon Blancs from the world champion vineyards of the vintage currently on sale. Wine enjoyment at the highest level for lovers of special wines.

Visit the
world champions

The World Champion Wine Tour takes you on the trail of world champion Sauvignon blancs and visits the wineries of the “World Champion Winegrowers” in the heart of beautiful southern Styria. Experience the home of great wines and great winegrowers over 3  or 4 days – just the right experience for every wine connoisseur.