Angelina Vogt was elected on September 27th and will serve as Germany’s 71st Wine Queen for 2019-2020.
The German Wine Queen election occurs annually in September, a tradition since 1949. The competition was broadcasted live on German television and online, and was judged by a jury of more than 70 members, including the managing director of the German Wine Institute (DWI), Monika Reule. 800 spectators attended in-person and cheered as the newly elected wine majesties were crowned by their predecessors.
Though she was born and raised in Baden, Angelina entered the contest representing the Nahe region, where she lives now. Julia Sophie Böcklen from Württemberg and Carolin Hillenbrand from Hessische Bergstrasse will serve as the new German Wine Princesses. The three will tour for one year as representatives of the DWI and ambassadors for German wine, with over 200 events and press appointments at home and abroad.
“I am proud and happy and cannot really grasp it yet,” Angelina stated immediately after the election.
During the preliminary competition one week before, 6 semi-finalists demonstrated expert wine knowledge, charm, and eloquence over several rounds. They presented an original speech, participated in multiple quiz sessions, and mastered a blind wine tasting. The six semi-finalists were selected from 13 competitors from each of Germany’s 13 wine regions.
Once narrowed down to three finalists, Angelina, Julia, and Carolin competed for the crown, appealing to the jurors with a personal speech. Angelina scored above the others by demonstrating remarkable authenticity, composure, and passion for wine.
“Angelina Vogt convinced the jury with competence, wit, and her sense of humour,” announced jury member Hans Joachim Fuchtel, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Food & Agriculture. “I also congratulate Mrs. Vogt and the two Wine Princesses on their election as German Wine Majesties on behalf of Federal Minister Julia Klöckner. They have a wonderful, very important position with great responsibility,” Fuchtel added.