The Thessaloniki International Wine Competition is Greece’s official wine competition run according to modern standards. It was established in 1999 by the “Wine Producers Association of the Northern Greece Vineyard” whose name, as of 2010, has been changed to “Wines of Northern Greece”. The competition takes place under the auspices of and in collaboration with all of the sector’s Greek agencies and closely adheres to the specifications as laid down by the International Organization of Vine and Wine” (OIV).