What is the Concours des Chardonnay et Pinot Noir?

For more than 100 years now, the Foire internationale et gastronomique de Dijon has been offering both gourmets and simple curiosity-seekers a tour of France, and of the world, featuring culinary specialties. With more than 160,000 visitors from all walks of life, and nearly 600 stands, it is clearly the largest and most important fair in Burgundy-Franche-Comté. Wine, an essential part of any good meal, is always a favourite of fair visitors. So it seemed only natural to give wine its own separate event. VINIDIVIO, which was created in 2013, includes a competition, a fair and a ‘paulée’, a festive meal. Each edition focuses on a different country: South Africa, Portugal, Chile, Italy and even Germany!Each year, the terroir is praised for its richness and diversity. This year the Concours des Chardonnay et Pinot Noir has invited prestigious representatives of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varieties in France, Europe and the world.This competition provides an opportunity for producers to put their wines--an expression of their know-how and the grape varieties used--in competition with other well-known vintages. It really shines a spotlight on the various expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay across the world, revealing all the qualities and value of the wines.

VINIDIVIO fair: Participate in the VINIDIVIO fair (10-13 November), a showcase for the best wines in France and across the world

A showcase for estates that cultivate Chardonnay or Pinot Noir grapes, the VINIDIVIO fair gives them an opportunity to have their work tasted and sold at the Foire internationale et gastronomique de Dijon!To become an exhibitor, send the organisers an email at the following address: f.contet@dijon-congrexpo.com

Eric Goettelmann, Honorary president of the competition

Eric Goettelmann
The role of honorary presidents is to give the competition visibility and prestige through media coverage and the president’s professional ties. As an ambassador for the competition and its award-winners, the honorary president also reminds tasters of the need to be demanding, rigorous and impartial. What principle guides Eric Goettelmann? “Excellence!” Elected Best Sommelier in France in 2018, Eric first gained experience at the mythical Maison Loiseau in Saulieu, before going on to contribute his savoir-faire to the emblematic Paul Bocuse restaurant in Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or. Today Eric Goettelmann has returned to the nest as the Executive Head Sommelier at the request of Bérangère Loiseau. He will be one of the faces in ‘Ancrage 2023’, the new Loiseau generation. This man with a mission—nothing less than excellence—likes daily challenges and is proud to contribute to the prestige of French gastronomy.

Dijon Congrexpo

Dijon Congrexpo brings all its expertise, savoir-faire carefully cultivated over more than a century, to this major event. The non-profit association is led by a dynamic and devoted team that perpetuates its founders’ spirit yet also reinvents itself, with a single goal in mind: promoting local gastronomy.
Dijon Congrexpo

Marketing tools


The competition awards two distinctions: Gold and Silver medals.
Thanks to the competition’s international fame, products bearing its medals are prized by restaurant owners, buyers and importers from across the world.
We have kept the cost of medals low to avoid increasing the bottle’s cost price.
From €10 per thousand.

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Metal plates
Metal plates

Metal plates are wonderful marketing tools, enabling to show consumers that your products have won medals and that they are recognized as among the best in their categories.
Put them on the tasting room wall and display them on your stand at trade fairs!

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Each award-winner is given a diploma to guarantee traceability of the award-winning batch.
It certifies that the sample was judged in its category and awarded on the basis of its organoleptic qualities.

Website referencing

The list of award-winners is displayed on the competition’s website for all to see.
Throughout the year a web team uses SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to make sure web pages on the award-winning products are well-placed. The goal is to improve their rank in results returned by search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing.
A product that is well-referenced in search engines helps make producers better known and can rapidly bring new contacts.

Organoleptic analysis

After the tasting, you receive a complete organoleptic analysis of your sample (appearance, aroma, taste, harmony) along with competition averages, to evaluate your sample’s position with regard to competitors.