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 at the moment has a strong focus on Slovenia, our calendar also includes 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.

 

 

April 2018

  • 20-21 – Novi Sad Wine Salon – Hotel Park, Novi Sad, Serbia [Facebook]
  • 20 – Salon before the Salon / Slovenian wine writer Robert Gorjak presents his recent book, ‘Slovenia, a Winemaking Country’ – Ptuj, Slovenia [Facebook]
  • 21 – Brda & Vino. Wine & culinary festival. Šmartno v Brdih, Slovenia [Facebook]
  • 21 – Salon Sauvignon. Ptuj, Slovenia [Website] [Facebook]
  • 21 – Vipava district wine dinner, Štorja pod stopnicami restaurant – Postojna, Slovenia [Facebook]
  • 21 – Vincent Weintour: city center walking tour. – Dornbirn, Austria [Facebook]
  • 24 – In Vino Veritas tasting – Pradamano (near Udine), Italy [Facebook]
  • 27 – Orange Wine Festival – Izola, Slovenia [Facebook]

 

May 2018

  • 5 – 4th Festival of Wine and Chocolate. Podčetrtek, Slovenia [Facebook]
  • 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 – WINE TIME – Das Ländle Wine Tasting Event – Dornbirn, Austria [Facebook]
  • 17-20 – Balkans International Wine Competition and Festival – Sofia, Bulgaria [Website] [Facebook]
  • 18 – Praha pije víno / Prague Drinks Wine 2018 – Prague, Czech Republic [Facebook]
  • 18-20 – Vinski Vigred. Slovenia’s largest annual wine festival. Metlika, Slovenia [Website (2017)]
  • 19-20 – Balkan Wine Festival, Grand Hotel Sofia – Sofia, Bulgaria [Website] [Facebook]
  • 25 – Pop-up Wine Festival. 30 wineries expected. Grm Castle, Novo Mesto, Slovenia [Website] [Facebook]
  • 25-27 – 46th Cviček Week. Sentjernej, Slovenia [Facebook]
  • 27-28 – Mostra Mercato BorderWine Natural Wines 2018 – Cividale del Friuli, Italy [Facebook]
  • tbc – Wine & Gourmet Parade – Plovdiv, Bulgaria [Facebook]

 

June 2018

  • 1-3 – Rosé Wine Expo – Kazanlak, Bulgaria [Website] [Facebook]
  • 7 – 8th Modra Frankinja (Blaufrankisch) Festival – Sevnica Castle, Sevnica, Slovenia [Website]
  • 7 – Wine Thursday – Benedetic Estate. Dvorni Bar, from 8pm. – Ljubljana, Slovenia [Website] [Facebook]
  • 16 – Summer Wine Spoils – street wine event – Ljubljana, Slovenia [Facebook]
  • 21 – Wine Thursday – Tilia Estate. Dvorni Bar, from 8pm – Ljubljana, Slovenia [Website] [Facebook]
  • 23 – We love Hirtzberger – Austrian wines tasting event – Dornbirn, Austria [Facebook]

 

July 2018

  • tbc – Burgas Wine Festival – Burgas, Bulgaria

 

August 2018

  • 22-25 – Days of Poetry & Wine Festival – 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]

 

October 2018

  • 16 – Hausmesse/HerbstWeinkost 2018. Tasting event. – Dornbirn, Austria [Facebook]
  • 20 – Young Portugalka (Portugieser) Festival – Metlika, Slovenia [Website]

 

November 2018

  • 9-13 – Merano Wine Festival – Merano, Italy [Website] [Facebook]
  • 10 – St. Martin’s Saturday – street wine event – Ljubljana, Slovenia [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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