The cabaret artist Gerhard Polt (78) is awarded the Markgräfler Gutedel Prize with 225 liters of wine this year.
The Polt, who comes from Bavaria, is recognized as a keen observer and warm-hearted humanist, the Gutedel company in Müllheim near Freiburg announced on Monday. As a unique artist, he convinced by untamed clarity, confident attitude without arrogant attitude, as well as by serenity and confidence, while doing without cynicism and pandering buddies.
Polt should receive the award on December 11th in Neuenburg am Rhein. The Gutedel Prize has been awarded annually since 1995 by the Markgräfler Gutedelgesellschaft, a non-profit association for the promotion of culture. It takes its name from Gutedel, the most widely grown wine in the Markgräflerland south of Freiburg.
Last year, the songwriter Wolf Biermann received the award, before that, among others, the women's rights activist Alice Schwarzer, the former EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the cabaret artist Dieter Hildebrandt and the literary critic Elke Heidenreich.