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Traveling through Central Europe and looking for a place to explore some local wines? Here’s your regularly-updated one-stop shop.

While Piran Café’s wine attention is focused largely on Slovenia, I’m also more than happy to populate this listing with events taking place elsewhere in the immediate region to produce the most complete calendar of its kind in Central Europe — for traveling wine explorers, it’s a big assist in helping to plan last-minute travels. (It is for me, anyway.)
For now, “immediate region” includes: northeast Italy (Friuli, Veneto and Alto Adige), Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Romania and Bulgaria.

Are you hosting or organizing an event? Then send along the details, no matter how large or small the event may be. I’ll be happy to add it to the listing to help promote it free of charge.

 

 

January 2018

  • 11 – I Rossi di Borgogna – Red burgundy and Pinot Noir tasting – Teolo (near Padua), Italy [Facebook]
  • 11 – Sassicaia tasting. Ravenna, Italy [Facebook]
  • 11 – Around the World in 8 Shiraz. Tasting. Dossobuono, Italy [Facebook]
  • 18 – Il Nebbiolo di Beppe Rinaldi in verticale. Vertical tasting event – Forli, Italy [Facebook]
  • 21 – Prima del Torcolato – Fruttaio Tour 2018. Tasting event. Breganze, Italy [Facebook]
  • 21-22 – VinNatur Genova 2018. Genoa, Italy [Website][Facebook]
  • 22 – Austrian Wine Tasting. Paris.
  • 22-23 – Lo Bevo Cosi. Tasting and trade event. Milan, Italy [Facebook]
  • 25 – Verdicchio VS Vermentino: differenze a confronto – tasting event. Teolo (near Padua), Italy [Facebook]
  • 25 – Autoctono si Nasce. Tasting event. Milan, Italy [Facebook]
  • 26 – Verticale di Chianti Classico Riserva docg, cru Il Poggio. Tasting event. Varese, Italy [Facebook]
  • 27-28 – Wine & Siena  – Siena, Italy [Facebook]
  • 29 – Mortadella & Wines. Bologna, Italy [Facebook]

 

February 2018

  • 2 – Festival vin/ Festival del vino: Park Wine Stars – Nova Gorica, Slovenia [Facebook]
  • 2 – Second Salon of Sparkling Wines – Zagreb, Croatia [Facebook]
  • 4 – Gradito l’Abito Rosso 2018. Tasting event – wines from Friuli, Slovenia and Croatia. Westin Europa & Regina Hotel, Venice, Italy [Facebook]
  • 5 – CesenaINbolla 2018. Food & Wine Festival. Cesena, Italy [Facebook]
  • 6 – Corso sul riconoscimento sensoriale dei difetti dei vini. Tasting event. Tezze, Veneto, Italy [Facebook]
  • 10 – Refuscus Mundi/Svet Refoška/Refosco Festival – Palača Manzioli, Izola, Slovenia [Facebook]
  • 16 – Fifth Salon of Sparkling Wines – Ljubljana, Slovenia [Facebook]
  • 17 – Majolini – Franciacorta Winery tasting. Ome, Lombardy, Italy [Facebook]
  • 21-25 – 26th VINARIA International Wine Fair – Plovdiv, Bulgaria [Website]
  • 22 – Barolo, Barbaresco & Roero – tasting event. Milan, Italy [Facebook]
  • 28 – Weinviertel 2016 Tasting – Linz, Austria [Website]

 

March 2018

  • 1-3 – Innsbruck International Wine Fair – Innsbruck [Website]
  • 2 – Pruning of the Old Vine, the oldest continuously-producing grape vine in the world – Maribor, Slovenia. [Website] [Facebook]
  • 2-3 – VINART Grand Tasting – Zagreb [Website] [Facebook]
  • 10-11 – Bollicine in Villa – Tasting event. Mirano, Italy [Facebook]
  • 18-20 – Prowein – Dusseldorf [Website]
  • 23-24 – Wein im Schloss Wine Fair – Mondsee, Austria [Website]
  • 24-25 – Zadar Wine Festival – Zadar, Croatia [Website] [Facebook]

 

April 2018

  • 5-7 – VinCE Budapest Wine Show – Budapest
  • 10-11 – Weinviertel and Mittelburgenland new vintage presentation – Gotzis, Austria [Website]
  • 13-15 – Wine and Food Festival – Varna, Bulgaria [Website]
  • 14-16 – Villa Favorita 2018 – Degustazione Vini Naturali – Natural Wine Tasting. Monticello, Veneto, Italy [Website] [Facebook]
  • 15-18 – Vinitaly – Verona [Website] [Facebook]
  • 20 – WineRI 2018 – Wine and Gastronomy Festival – Rijeka, Croatia [Facebook]
  • TBC – Dalmacija Wine Expo – Split and Makarska, Croatia [Website] [Facebook]
  • 16-22 – Dubrovnik FestiWine – Dubrovnik, Croatia [Website] [Facebook]
  • 27 – Orange Wine Festival – Izola, Slovenia [Facebook]

 

May 2018

  • 11-13 – 25th VinIstra – Porec, Croatia. [Website] [Facebook]
  • 12-14 – 3rd Revino Bucharest Wine Fair – Bucharest, Romania [Website] [Facebook]
  • 13-14 – Okusi Vipavske 2018 – Festival vina in kulinarike/ Taste of Vipava – Wine and Culinary Festival 2018 – Vipava Valley, Slovenia [Facebook]
  • 17-20 – Balkans International Wine Competition and Festival – Sofia, Bulgaria [Website] [Facebook]
  • tbc – Wine & Gourmet Parade – Plovdiv, Bulgaria [Facebook]

 

June 2018

 

July 2018

  • tbc – Burgas Wine Festival – Burgas, Bulgaria

 

August 2018

  • 22-25 – Days of Poetry & Wine – Ptuj, Slovenia [Website] [Facebook]
  • 28 – 9th Geuwrztraminer Salon – Eastern Slovenia, location TBA

 

September 2018

  • 7-11 – Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt, the self-professed largest wine festival in the world – Bad Dürkheim, Germany [Website] [Facebook]
  • 14-17 – Dürkheimer Wurstmarkt, the self-professed largest wine festival in the world – Bad Dürkheim, Germany [Website] [Facebook]
  • TBC – Friuli DOC – Udine [Website] [Facebook]

November 2018

  • 9-13 – Merano Wine Festival – Merano, Italy [Website] [Facebook]
  • tbc – Salon du Vin Internatnioal Expo – Sofia, Bulgaria [Website]
  • tbc – DiVino Taste – Sofia, Bulgaria [Facebook]
  • tbc – Young Wine Festival – Plovdiv, Bulgaria [Facebook]

 

Are you hosting or organizing an event? Then send along the details, no matter how large or small the event may be. I’ll be happy to add it to the listing, free of charge.

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A Traveler's Guide to Wine Events in Central Europe & The Balkans
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