The competition selects the best wines stemming from extreme viticulture and aims at promoting and defending production in small wine-growing areas, which can be defined by a particular history and rich traditions. Local vine varieties are being cultivated in these areas with great environmental values and unique landscapes. However, these isles of wine-growing biodiversity are constantly in danger of disappearing because of their high production costs: in fact, cultivating a vineyard in one of these mountanous regions costs ten times as much as it would cultivating on a flatland vineyard.Information
Wines produced in vineyards presenting one of the following structural difficulties can be admitted to Mondial des Vins Extrêmes: 500 meters above sea level, excluding vineyards of high plateaus; slopes with gradients greater than 30%; vines grown on terraces or embankments; vines grown on small islands. Wines labelled PDO - Protected Denomination of Origin - or PGI - Protected Geographical Indication are eligible to the wine contest.