WINE WITHOUT WALLS is a blind wine tasting created by VinItaly International as part of its 5Star (‘Five Star’) competition, but focussing on Biodynamic, organic or natural wine. The wines can come from anywhere in the world, not just Italy.

WINE WITHOUT WALLS 2018

For the 2018 competition, wines must have been made with no more than 40 milligrammes per litre of sulfites, either added during winemaking or produced naturally by the yeast as a by-product of fermentation. Wines must also be made without recourse to must concentration, reverse osmosis, micro-oxygenation, thermo-vinification, and the blocking of malolactic fermentation. The 2018 ‘Wine Without Walls’ award winners featured in a special section of 5StarWines – The Book 2018.

WINE WITHOUT WALLS 2019

Proposed changes to the 2019 edition include raising the maximum level of total sulfites from 40 to 80 milligrammes per litre, and removing the ban on the blocking of malolactic fermentation.