Chardonnay du Monde® 2016

The 23th annual Chardonnay du Monde® competition was held on 8 to 11 March 2016 at Château des Ravatys, the wine estate of the Pasteur Institute at Saint Lager in the Burgundy wine region of France.


The Chardonnay du Monde results

The 2016 results are available.

> Results 2016

  • Press release in French
  • Press release in English
Top 10* Best chardonnay du Monde® 2016
Gold medals
Country Product Winery

Kalala Chardonnay Icewine - Okanagan Valley BC VQA 2013 Kalala Organic Estate Winery

Czech Republic
Chardonnay, Vyber z Bobuli 2011 Vinarstvi Josef Valihrach

Pouilly-Fuissé Domaine du Bois Rosier 2013 Les Vins Georges Dubœuf

Chardonnay Ausbruch Essenz Burgenland 2001 Hammer Wein Rust

Champagne Gruet Chardonnay Brut 2012 Champagne Gruet

South Africa
Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chardonnay 2015 Kleine Zalze Wines

Vina de la Tierra de Castilla "la Doncella" de las Vinas 2015 World Fruit Company (Bodegas Familia Conesa)

Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons 2014 Bordet Jean-François

Champagne Paul Goerg Premier Cru Millésimé Brut 2005 Ch & A Prieur - Champagne Paul Goerg

Valais AOC Chardonnay Réserve 2012 Domaine des Muses

Franklin Tate Estates - Traditional Margaret River Chardonnay 2015 Cellarmasters

Pays d'Oc IGP Cap Cette Chardonnay 2015 Les Costières de Pomerols

Valle de Colchagua - Santa Tierra Estate Chardonnay Reserva 2015 Vina Casa Silva

New Zealand
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 11 Chardonnay 2014 Saint Clair Family Estate
* Some wines are rigorously equal thus the TOP 10 2016 includes 14 wines.

Chardonnay du Monde

This event is unique in terms of its scope, its method and therefore its ambition:

International in scope:

  • More than 35 countries.
  • More than 900 wine samples.
  • More than 300 international expert judges, including 55% from outside France.

A strict method:

  • Compliance with international wine competition rules and strict application of the ISO 9002 Quality Assurance standard.
  • Guaranteed implementation of scoring criteria for international competitions.
  • Rigorous selection of the panel of expert judges.
  • Training in tasting methodology at the Institut Paul Bocuse, with individual assessment of each taster.
  • Faultless, quality-driven organisation: limitation of the number of wines per jury and ideal tasting conditions (sensory isolation, proper tasting rhythm, etc.)
  • Secure computer processing of results by the Services Actions Qualité company.


  • To award reliable and thus representative medals each year, reflecting the founding motto of Chardonnay du Monde®: diversity, quality and high standards.

Chardonnay du Monde - has the approval and the services of the DGCCRF French Estate Ministry of Economy, Finances and Industry. (21rd january 1997)

[More informations about Chardonnay du Monde]

Chardonnay du Monde is an oganisation of the association Forum Oenologie
Forum Œnologie also organizes:
Alliances du Monde wines Competition: Alliances du Monde®

International Syrah wines Competition: Syrah du Monde®

International Sparkling wines Competition: Effervescents du Monde®

International Competition between the best Muscats of the World®

La Revue des Œnologues
International technical Magazine about Wine and Vine - Technical and Communication partner.
SAQ - Services Actions Qualité
Expert Translation Services for the Wine and Grape Industries - Technical partner.
Guala Closures Group Global Cap, wine closure
Lycée Bel-Air
School, winery and a vocational training centre
Internet technical support partner.
DHL Express
Official partner for international deliveries.

  • 782 wine samples from 39 countries were tasted. The judges tasted in accordance with the International rules, and they strictly followed Quality Assurance procedures.

  • 50 percent of the judges were from outside France.
    After four days of judging, the panels awarded medals to 259, or 1/3 of the 782 wines entered. The distribution of medals is as follows:

  • Medal Distribution
    • Gold Medals 63
    • Silver Medals: 196

    All the results by countries and by Medals

  • Not long ago, you were awarded one or several medals at the 2016 edition of the Chardonnay du Monde wine competition.

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Chardonnay du Monde Aromas®

Typical aromas of grape varieties. Avenir Oenologie Collection.

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