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Competition rules

Article 1 : Organiser

These rules can be consulted by anyone interested on the competition website www.challenge-millesime-bio.com. The competition Challenge Millésime Bio, organised by Sudvinbio, aims to promote organic wines.

Article 2 : Products concerned

This competition is open exclusively to certified wines complying with organic farming production methods: with and without Geographic Indication (AOP, PGI, wines without GI) with a vintage, sweet and sparkling wines. To enter, wines must come from a uniform lot fit for consumption and comply with current European regulations defined by the executive law CE

834/2007 of 28 June 2007 and application CE 889/2008 for vintages before 2012 and (UE) 203/2012 concerning organic winemaking rules for vintages from 2012.

Wines certified in accordance with the NOP regulations are also accepted (National Organic Program) as directed by the US Ministry of Agriculture (USDA, United States Department of Agriculture), section 205 of chapter 7 of the “Code of Federal Regulations,” whatever the certification category: “100% organic”, “organic” or “made with organic grapes” and/or the COS regulations (Canadian Organic Standards) as directed by ACIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency), the organic produce law DORS-2009-176, organic wine category.

Article 3 : Participants

Winegrowers, wine cooperatives, united cooperatives, producer groups, producer-brokers and broker-cellaring companies are allowed to enter wines. Wines must come from a uniform lot fit for consumption. Wines should be available for sale with quantities larger than or equal to 1000 litres for red, white, rosé and sparkling wines and 100 litres for sweet wines. Bulk wines must come from an identifiable vat (unadulterated and marked). Bottled wines must come from a clearly identifiable lot.

Article 4 : Participants' undertaking

Each competition entrant undertakes to respect all articles of the regulations here and send all the information and documents requested on the registration form. 

Article 5 : Registration

For registration to be confirmed, each entrant must pay the entry fees for each wine submitted. These fees are set every year by Sudvinbio.

Each entrant must provide:

a- 3 x 75cl bottles, 4 x 50cl bottles, 6 x 25cl bottles or 2 x BIB (max. 5l) per sample

b- completed registration pack including: registration form properly dated and signed, certificate from an organic farming certifying body, 2 paper copies of each label (or digital image from the printer's file),

c- technical analysis dated within the past year including sample identification, the actual and potential alcohol, sugar levels (glucose+fructose), total acidity expressed in meq/l, volatile acidity expressed in méq/l, total sulphur dioxide in mg/l, excess pressure due to carbon dioxide for sparkling wines (expressed in bar),

d- certificate for wines with GI,

e- request for certificate for wines without GI with indication of vintage or variety.

The winning candidate and the organiser both keep a sample of the wine, the information sheet and the tech analysis. Samples are made available to the agents charged with checking for one year from the competition running date. The information sheets and tech analyses are made available to the agents charged with checking for a period of 5 years from the competition running date.

Article 6 : Getting samples to us

The wine samples are sent by each entrant at their own expense to the address indicated by Sudvinbio. To check that samples are representative, Sudvinbio will do an analytical test on 5% of award-winning wines.

Article 7 : Tasting

The samples are tasted by a panel put together by Sudvinbio. Samples are classified by categories. These categories are devised by Sudvinbio. Tasting conditions guarantee that samples are anonymous: each bottle is covered up in a black plastic bag or stocking. The jury is made up of at least 3 members contacted from Sudvinbio's taster database.

New tasters put in a request to Sudvinbio which is approved by the director of Sudvinbio and the competition coordinator.

At least 2/3 are proficient tasters – people in the following professions are considered proficient tasters: winemakers, wine industry journalists, wine traders, independent wine merchants, sommeliers, importers, exporters, brokers, agents, researchers, technicians and tutors in the wine sector.

Tasters are allocated to the different tasting tables according to their job so as to have several different professions represented on each table. The panel comes under the responsibility of a president, whose role is to arbitrate on differences in point of view and get a consensus among panel members for awarding medals.

Panel members sign a declaration of trust mentioning any ties with wines entered in the competition.

Article 8 : Awards

Each panel awards gold, silver or bronze medals. The total number of medals in one category is a maximum of 33 % of the number of wines in that category. No award is made if there are less than three distinct competitors in competition.

The competition name and year appear on the awards. The organiser hands out an individual award certificate including the competition's name, the category the wine was entered in, the medal awarded, the wine's name, the volume declared and the names and address of the title holder. 

Article 9 : Disputes

Any practical difficulties in applying or interpreting these rules will be dealt with by Sudvinbio without appeal.

In case of litigation, Sudvinbio will form an ethics committee of competent members and an organic certifying body. The make-up of this committee will depend on the nature of the legal dispute. If there's any doubt on the provenance or authenticity of a product, the wines concerned will be eliminated from the competition.

Article 10 : Promotion

Medal-winners authorise Sudvinbio to publish their name and any elements detailed in the tech sheet without affecting their other rights. Candidates whose wines have won a medal promise to send, free of charge to Sudvinbio if they so wish, a quantity not exceeding 6 bottles for promotional purposes.

Article 11 : Internal and external checking procedures

The director and competition coordinator at Sudvinbio are responsible for checking the competition rules are respected. Two months before the competition runs, Sudvinbio send to the management at the Languedoc-Roussillon Region's department for business, competition, consumption, work and jobs a notice specifiying the place and date of the competition and the competition rules.

Two months, at the latest, after the competition, Sudvinbio sends the Languedoc Roussillon Region department for business, competition, consumption, work and jobs, the minutes signed by the Director of Sudvinbio confirming the competition ran in accordance with the rules and including:

  • the number of wines entered in the competition overall and by category,
  • the number of wines retained overall and by category,
  • the number of awarded overall and by category,
  • the list of medal-winners and for each award-winning wine the details allowing the wine and the holder to be identified,
  • the percentage of medal-winning wines compared to number of wines entered,
  • the number of medals awarded and how they were allocated by award type.

Article 12: excise duty paid

Participants in the Challenge Millésime Bio competition undertake to present samples on which the excise duty has been paid.

Article 13: Refund and return of bottles 

Whatever the reason given, there will be no refund of participation fees or restitution of bottles except in cases where the contest organizers do not collect enough samples to constitute a category. 

In case of cancellation due to the health situation of the tasting on the scheduled date, Sudvinbio foresees a postponement of the date later ,when the sanitary conditions will allow it. Sudvinbio undertakes to store the wines in suitable conditions for the time it takes to reschedule the tasting (storage costs to be paid by the organizer). In case of postponement or cancellation of the event, Sudvinbio will in no case refund the participation fee or return the bottles.

Article 14: Number of wines entered in the competition

Each company can register up to 10 wines maximum for the tasting.

The Challenge Millesime Bio contest will limit the maximum total number of wines presented at the tasting. As a result, the registration period may, if necessary, end before the date announced in the competition calendar.

Competition rules

Data collection


The following legal notices define the rules of operation and use of the SPACE PARTICIPANT in the Challenge Millésime Bio competition. Accessing and browsing the site constitutes unreserved acceptance of these conditions. These terms and conditions of use may be modified at any time. 


This site is published by the Sudvinbio regional interprofessional association, an association under the 1901 law, declared in the Hérault prefecture on 3 April 1991 under the number W343000799, whose headquarters is located at ZAC de Tournezy 2, Bâtiment A8, rue Simone Signoret 34070 Montpellier tel +33 (0)4 99 06 08 41.


Director of publication: Nicolas RICHARME as President of Sudvinbio


Oxynel 39 av Saint Lazare Le Royal Bat C 34090 Montpellier


The information collected on the PARTICIPANT AREA of the Challenge Millésime Bio contest is intended for SUDVINBIO. They are processed electronically in order to process your participation in the Challenge Millésime Bio competition and the MILLESIME BIO exhibition and the services offered (publication of the winners list, product sheets on the tasting area dedicated to the Millésime Bio exhibition, diplomas, the catalogue exhibiting at the Millésime Bio exhibition and other promotional events for medal winners at the competition).

The confidentiality policy of personal data is proposed to you by SUDVINBIO within the framework of the law n°78-17 of 6 January 1978 relating to data processing, files and freedoms, and the regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (the "RGPD") 

SUDVINBIO is committed to providing you with a personalized customer experience within the framework of the competition, by collecting your personal data (also known as "personal data") in complete security. 

YOUR RIGHTS The Client or Prospect has under the conditions defined by the French Data Protection Act and the RGPD, with some exceptions:

- the right to withdraw its consent at any time to those parts of the Processing carried out by SUDVINBIO based on such consent;

- (ii) the right to obtain from SUDVINBIO confirmation that personal data relating to them are or are not processed and, where they are, access to the said personal data and to several pieces of information on the processing (purposes of the processing, categories of personal data concerned, recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period of the personal data or, where this is not possible, the criteria used to determine this period, etc.);  

- (iii) the right to obtain from sudvinbio, as soon as possible, the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning them;  

- (iv) the right to obtain from SUDVINBIO the deletion, as soon as possible, of personal data concerning them; the customer is informed that this deletion may compromise his participation and/or visibility at the exhibition.

- (v) the right to obtain from SUDVINBIO the limitation of processing;  

- (vi) the right to receive the personal data concerning them that they have provided to SUDVINBIO.

- (vii)the right to obtain from SUDVINBIO, at any time, for reasons relating to their particular situation, that it no longer processes personal data concerning them;  

- (viii) the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning them for the purpose of prospecting;

You may at any time request to no longer receive our communications regarding our offers, news and newsletters by using the link provided for this purpose in each email we send you. You can also contact us by email at the following address: contact@sudvinbio.com.


Subject to proof of identity and the above-mentioned elements, the Customer may exercise the rights described above by writing to SUDVINBIO at the following postal address: ZAC de Tournezy 2, Bâtiment A8, rue Simone Signoret 34070 Montpellier.


At various times, as a SUDVINBIO prospect / customer, we may ask you for information about yourself and/or your company, such as:

- Contact details (e.g. name, first name, telephone number, email, address, postal code, city). 

 - Contact details of your company.

 - Details on your production and marketing (volume, surface area, designations, quality procedures, details of your production, customers...) and more generally all the information required for your registration and participation in the exhibition.


The data collected by SUDVINBIO will be used to

- the publication of the prize list, which can be consulted on the competition website and distributed during promotional events for medallists, including the Vintage Bio exhibition (in paper format, online on the website https://www.challenge-millesim... or on the exhibition application)

- the awarding of diplomas for medal-winning wines

- the publication of product sheets on the tasting area dedicated to the medallists of the competition at the Millésime Bio exhibition 

The purposes targeted by SUDVINBIO are likely to constitute profiling measures, i.e. the data collected may be used for commercial purposes by SUDVINBIO for subsequent editions.

Under no circumstances may SUDVINBIO transfer or sell this data to a third party.


The personal data of the Persons Concerned are hosted by SUDVINBIO or by a qualified subcontractor on servers located outside and on the territory of the European Economic Area These hosting solutions offer security to guarantee the confidentiality, availability and integrity of the data SUDVINBIO subcontractors also undertake, under the same conditions to perform or have performed a backup of the data of the Persons Concerned under conditions that guarantee their security and integrity, and to preserve them from possible disasters occurring on the servers.  The Persons Concerned are informed that SUDVINBIO does not use automated processing of their personal data, nor does it transfer their personal data outside the territory of the European Union. The storage periods of Personal Data depend on the purposes for which the data are collected and processed. They will be kept for a maximum of 1 year in order to be used for the pre-entering of your file at the next edition if you participate.

Only the authorized services of SUDVINBIO and its subcontractors have access to it.


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