Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg Außenansicht aus der Luft
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Falstaff Wine Trophy 2024

On Saturday, 11 November, St. Martin's Day promises to be a highlight for all wine lovers this year. Falstaff cordially invites you to join us for the presentation of the "Weinguides 2024" and the award ceremony of the coveted Wine Trophy in the picturesque Bergisches Land in Bensberg.

Sommelier of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Winemaker of the Year - Falstaff presents these prestigious awards every year. After a 2-year break, the coveted Falstaff Wine Trophy is back on the big stage and will take place this year at the Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg.

For the first time, the award ceremony will be combined with the unveiling of the Falstaff Wine Guide Germany. All guests at the gala will have the exclusive opportunity to be the first to hold the brand new guide with the current ratings of Germany's most renowned wineries in their hands and add it to their collection. The excitement will be palpable in the ballroom when the respective top three candidates for the coveted titles are presented.

Following the award ceremony, you will enjoy a walking dinner of the absolute top class - the chefs read like the "who's who" of the German culinary scene: the chef stars of the Althoff Collection, cooking up close alongside numerous award-winning partner chefs. Of course, you will enjoy all the nominated and award-winning wines!

Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg Event Catering

The programme

06:00 pm | Reception and aperitif in the lobby of the castle
06:45 pm | FALSTAFF WINE TROPHY Award Ceremony
07:45 pm | Walking Dinner in the castle rooms with the top chefs of the Althoff Collection and exclusive partner chefs and wine tasting of the award winners and nominees

Per person | EUR 335 | incl. all offered food & beverages and the brand new Falstaff Wine Guide 2024

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The chefs of the evening

Joachim Wissler | 2 Michelin Stars
Restaurant Vendôme | Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg
Bergisch Gladbach

Walter Leufen
Restaurant Egerner Bucht | Althoff Seehotel Überfahrt

Marcus Graun
Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg
Bergisch Gladbach

Jimmy Coutel
Club L'indochine | Althoff Villa Belrose

William Drabble
Seven Park Place | St. James's Hotel & Club

Anton Pozeg
Restaurant Rote Bar | Hotel Sacher Wien

Philipp Vogel

Hendrik Otto
Sterne im Glas

Falstaff Wine Trophy Arrangement

Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg Grand Deluxe Zimmer

The offer includes:

  • One overnight stay in a castle room of your choice from 11 to 12 November 2023
  • Participation in the Falstaff Wine Trophy on 11 November 2023
  • Free WiFi & minibar
  • Rich breakfast buffet
  • Petit fours to nibble on in your room on arrival
  • Use of the 1,000 m² ALL BALANCE SPA

Price for 2 persons from 1,000 EUR in a Grandlit room

Other room categories and prices for single use can be booked on request.

For bookings, contact our reservations department at 02204-42906 or email