Dear enquirer!

Welcome to the official website of the Franc Du Monde International Wine Competition. The Villány Wine Region producers have been organising the international Cabernet Franc forum, Franc&Franc for many years. Thus, this year we decided it was time to launch a major wine competition with the focus on Cabernet Franc, i.e. Franc Du Monde.
We are expecting wines from all regions which, like Villány, consider Cabernet Franc principally as a single-varietal wine. Our determination was inspired by our significant experience over the last few years; by 2021, the Villány Wine Region had already organised six events focussing on the variety at an international level for professionals and the public. These gave prominent European and New World wine regions which produce Cabernet Franc the opportunity to introduce themselves at the Franc&Franc event. These are regions who believe in the variety and make single-varietal wine from it.
This year, we felt it was high time to pioneer the launch of an international wine competition to complement our annual Franc&Franc programme. Our vision is a wine competition which focusses on Cabernet Franc.
The Villány producers pay special attention to the variety, which according to internationally recognised wine expert, Michael Broadbant, “has found its natural home in Villány”. We sincerely hope that our initiative will not only raise awareness of the virtues of Cabernet Franc but will also promote the development of new, beneficial relationships and partnerships.


Organisers of the Franc Du Monde international wine competition:
- the Villány Wine Region Community Council
- the Tenkes Wine Region Development Nonprofit Kft
- the Villány-Siklós Wine Route Association


The Villány Wine Region is Hungary’s southernmost wine region. Hungary’s best-known red wine region has a continental climate with clear sub-Mediterranean influence. The region covers a total area of 4,500 hectares, with more than 2,500 of that currently under vine. The whole wine region is characterised by clayey loess, typically loose and rich in lime.
Both professionals and consumers consider the region’s wines among the highest quality and most sought after products on the domestic wine market. From the late eighties, living family traditions were given the chance to develop, building on historical viticultural traditions. This knowledge can be traced back to Roman times in the region and regardless of what nationality was predominant in the region, wine production has always played an important role. The Romans, Hungarians, Serbs and Germans continually contributed to the knowledge and customs of the previous centuries with new varieties or new viticultural and winemaking technology.
Hungary’s first fully-fledged system of origin protection was established here. Moreover, the Villány-Siklós Wine Route, considered the first bastion of wine tourism in Hungary, started operations here and is still uniting wine tourism service providers in the region.
Villányi Franc is one of the wine region’s most prominent brands. It can be produced in premium and super premium categories according to strict specifications. Villányi Franc is a virtuoso of elegance, balance and fine-tuning, showing its versatility by allowing both winemakers’ individuality and varietal typicity. It spends at least one year ageing in oak and also benefits from extended ageing in bottle. Villány’s classic brand is Villány REDy, which is a light, fruity blend based on Portugieser. It’s Villány’s smiley face.